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Deep in Rob Roy Territory

Deep in Rob Roy Territory


Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:16 pm

Munros included on this walk: Stob Binnein

Date walked: 02/04/2017

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The weekend had been good but no outdoor mountain fun was planned.. – that was until I saw a forecast for Sunday afternoon and evening! With the longer days and sun setting a little later I took a chance and packed my bags to head for Inverlochlarig – deep in Rob Roy territory!
My last (and only) previous trip to Inverlochlarig was a on dull , murky Hogmanay many moons ago which turned into one of my most memorable hill days as I climbed through the cloud to the most spectacular inversion I have witnessed. That was on the Corbett Stob a’ Choin.

Today was glorious but I had my sights on the giant that is Stob Binnein. I left home about 14.00 and arrived at the car park around 15.30. It’s straight up until about 700m contour but this gains height quickly and the views open up with spectacular results! I took a breather at Creag Artair and from here it really is a cracking sweeping shoulder that leads to the summit. The wind was picking up and by the time I reached the summit it was Baltic. I spent about 30minutes taking in the views but as the sun lowered – so did the cloud! A cue to leave and I made haste getting back to the car about 20.00 without the need for the head torch- love the longer nights ;)

Imagetrossach clouds above Loch Voil by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageStob Binnein by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageStob Bineinn Creag Artair by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagestob binnein by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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Re: Deep in Rob Roy Territory

Postby Alteknacker » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:29 pm

Great stuff as ever, WM.

I did exactly the same thing as you on Saturday - looked at the forecast and got a very pleasant surprise; but the Highlands is too far for a single day, so I spent the day on the Arans in Wales - also not bad!

I've only done SB from the B More side, and that way has nothing like the character of that wonderful-looking curving ridge up to the SB summit (as well as being a pretty mood-sapping slog)!

Keep posting these wonderful vids & pics.

AK
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Re: Deep in Rob Roy Territory

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:18 am

Alteknacker wrote:Great stuff as ever, WM.

I did exactly the same thing as you on Saturday - looked at the forecast and got a very pleasant surprise; but the Highlands is too far for a single day, so I spent the day on the Arans in Wales - also not bad!

I've only done SB from the B More side, and that way has nothing like the character of that wonderful-looking curving ridge up to the SB summit (as well as being a pretty mood-sapping slog)!

Keep posting these wonderful vids & pics.

AK


Thanks AK, The final shoulder is a delight- well worth a hike. Great to take advantage of the weather when it arrives - hope you had a good day in the Arans :)

ATB

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