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A very windy 2 on Treig

A very windy 2 on Treig

Postby mamoset » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:14 am

Route description: Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Munros included on this walk: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain

Date walked: 13/04/2019

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1010m

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With a "favourable" forecast, the worst being 30 - 40 mph gusts over the summits, we made for Fersit to climb the 2 Munros overlooking Loch Treig. Parked near An Dubh Lochan and headed up on to the flank of Creag Fhianclach. Found a path of sorts which took us up and over Meall Cian Dearg before ascending the prow of Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin.
An Dubh Lochan & Stob Coire Sgriodain.
Looking back to Beinn Teallach & Beinn a' Chaorainn.
The main ascent, with Grey Corries beyond.
The going was fine at the moment, with only a gentle breeze. This would change dramatically, the higher we climbed. :lol:
Aeroplane cloud over Glen Spean.
The views were improving as we gained height, unfortunately, so was the wind :roll:
The Culra Munros.
Both summits on show.
Stob Ban to Stob Choire Claurigh.
Distant Aonach Beag & The Ben.
We headed on regardless, reaching the first summit after around 3 hours.
Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin summit.
By now, it was truly wild but our next objective looked so close, we headed straight on.
Heading to Stob Coire Easain.
It was so strong in the bealach, our poles were flapping around dangerously :lol:
Through to Bidean nam Bian.
It only took 40 mins to reach Easain summit, where i took some less than level photo's before going back down to the bealach.
Mamores & Grey Corries.
Sgurr Eilde Mor to Binnein Mor.
The Buachailles.
Stob Coire Easain summit.
Coire Easain Beag, route down.
We made our way down Coire Easain Beag, which offered us blessed relief from the howling wind above. We stayed fairly high around the side of Creag Tharsuinn.
Sgurr Innse with Grey Corries beyond.
Once we found the path near Buachaille Breige, it was a straightforward descent to the side of Loch Treig and back to the car.
Being watched.
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