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Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up


Postby rockhopper » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:26 pm

Route description: Stob a' Choin, from Inverlochlarig

Corbetts included on this walk: Stob a' Choin

Date walked: 06/03/2016

Time taken: 6.8 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:02 pm

Photos to die for - beautiful :clap: :clap: Thank you for reminding me why it is worth getting up and getting out :lol: :lol:
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby litljortindan » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:06 pm

Good views from the top. I like the snow and sunny blue sky combination but somehow sunlit snow with a darker background is even better. Good to read about someone's decision making in the face of doubt too, hunting about for a solution.
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby ancancha » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:11 pm

Fabulous sunrise photo of Loch Voil :clap:
You're certainly getting out and about at the moment rockhopper :!:
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby litljortindan » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:17 pm

litljortindan wrote:Good views from the top. I like the snow and sunny blue sky combination but somehow sunlit snow with a darker background is even better. Good to read about someone's decision making in the face of doubt too, hunting about for a solution.

P.S. Physiotherapy worked for my sore neck / frozen shoulder problems but I suppose what works and whether it's a major problem is an individual thing.
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby GillSte » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:58 pm

Gorgeous! Your fabulous photos have pushed that hill a long way up my hit list. Hope I get an equally lovely day for it!
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby past my sell by date » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:03 pm

Stunning photos :D - there have been some amazingly clear days recently. This is a very steep little hill: even after you get to the top, the normal traverse going the other way over Meall Reamhar to Creagan nan Saighead has some steep little ups and downs. Well done :clap:
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby dav2930 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:46 pm

That looks a challenging hill under snow and ice, with great views beautifully captured in your photos. Amazing weather once again. Well done for finding ways up and down the steep bits and not giving up - sounds like you got a fair bit of front-pointing practice in there! Nice one. 8) :clap:
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:05 pm

Wow your photographs are amazing RH but you didn't half have to work for them!!!!


Can't wait to get out on the hills again.
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:40 pm

Fabulous! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Stob a' Choin seems to bear a similar relationship to the Crianlarich hills as does Sgurr na Stri to the Cuillins: it's one of the best hills around because of the amazing views you get of the characterful mountains that surround it.

The conditions sound as if they were interesting! I notice no pics of the bit where you were front pointing on Creag nan Saighead.... :D
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:25 am

Fantastic post RH, those early shots were like walking up there with you slowly watching the sunrise...fantastic light :clap: The descent sounded a bit dubious :shock: but you're down, not sure it will have done much to help the neck/shoulder injury though, hope that clears up soon mate :clap: :clap:
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby kevsbald » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:46 pm

Tricky wee hill. Absorbing read.
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:29 pm

cheers all :)
litljortindan wrote: P.S. Physiotherapy worked for my sore neck / frozen shoulder problems but I suppose what works and whether it's a major problem is an individual thing.
yes - am looking into possibly having physio - cheers :)
Alteknacker wrote:.....I notice no pics of the bit ......
yup - was too busy concentrating on where I was going :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:19 pm

Well worth the effort RH - fantastic photos :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Stob a'Choin - nearly had to give up

Postby Rat Man » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:59 pm

Nice pics, and great description of your day.

I have done the walk today and found it quite hard for a Corbett.

I went a bit different at the start, after crossing the bridge I took a bees line for the summit and about half way up was on the ridge, but it did take longer than I expect, and no paths.

After finishing there was a crash before Callander and had to wait 2 hours in a traffic jam :shock: Car cramp, no good.
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