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Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Stob Ban - Grey Corries


Postby alanmurray » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:54 am

Route description: Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Munros included on this walk: Stob Bàn (Grey Corries)

Date walked: 30/01/2011

Distance: 20 km

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Left Perth, two cars full of eager walkers as our last planned walk was cancelled.
Weather forecast not promising, however no prolonged rain/snow and not too much wind.

We quickly reached the carved figure of the minister.
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Minister


The path to the bothy was good underfoot and made progress easy

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Walk in


The walk in ( 6km ) quickly passed as we saw the bothy.
Our eyes were drawn to Stob Ban in the distance to the right of the bothy
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Bothy with Stob Ban behind


We gained height quickly, with a quick look back into the Glen
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Looking back


The path at this point was not too steep, although looking to the summit we could see the gradient was about to increase sharply

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Towards Stob Ban

It became very steep, and the thin layer of snow on the ice proved too difficult without crampons.
Not much view at the summit.
We were going to bag another hill or two, but with the cloud low and time against us, we decided to descend back to the bothy.

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Summit


As we descended we dropped below the cloud and the beautiful views re-appeared

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Back to the glen

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Way down


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Coming down off Stob Ban

We reached the bothy after sliding and practising ice axe arrests
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ice axe arrests

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Back to the bothy

Looking back to the bothy

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Bothy with Stob Ban behind


The long walk out took forever
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Long walk in


Stob Ban - the Grey Corries - a great day out
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Re: Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Postby ChrisW » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:59 am

Great report and pics...but no tea break in the bothy :shock:
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Re: Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Postby Merry-walker » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:17 am

:lol: Fantastic !!
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Re: Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Postby alanmurray » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:09 am

ChrisW wrote:Great report and pics...but no tea break in the bothy :shock:


Yes, we had a quick drink and bite to eat in the bothy before ascending.

One of the party thought the mouse droppings on the bothy table were chocolate covered raisins - soon realised!!!
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Re: Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Postby ChrisW » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:56 am

" One of the party thought the mouse droppings on the bothy table were chocolate covered raisins - soon realised" :shock: :wtf: I almost spit my tea at the laptop screen :lol: :lol:
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Re: Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Postby Graeme D » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:32 pm

Jesus Alan, that minister scared the living daylights out of me when I first saw it! Then I realised it was just one of your group who'd had a heavy session the night before! :lol: Great to see that wee bothy again, and Sgurr Innse with snow on. One of my favourite Corbetts, if not the favourite! Still kick myself that I never got up out my bag in the middle of the night to do a pre-dawn Stob Ban ascent when I was there last year! :evil:
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Re: Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Postby alanmurray » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:50 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

Graeme Dewar wrote:Jesus Alan, that minister scared the living daylights out of me when I first saw it! Then I realised it was just one of your group who'd had a heavy session the night before! :lol: Great to see that wee bothy again, and Sgurr Innse with snow on. One of my favourite Corbetts, if not the favourite! Still kick myself that I never got up out my bag in the middle of the night to do a pre-dawn Stob Ban ascent when I was there last year! :evil:


Sgurr Innse was looking majestic - loved the monochrome feel of the whole valley.

Yes Graeme, the first photo was one of the walkers looking quite rough - I think it was her tenth pint of cider that did it!
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