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Failure of Eassian

Failure of Eassian


Postby alanmurray » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:28 pm

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

Munros included on this walk: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin

Date walked: 12/10/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

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March 2009 - Another Great day in Fort William area
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First top in backgrounf

Steep ascent to first top
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Way up to first top

Didn't have crampons which made it more difficult than it should have been
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Steep slope

Great views from the top of Stob a Choire Mheadhoin towards the Mamores
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Looking towards Mamores

Even better views to our second Munro Eassian, however, being bitterly cold ( approx minus 15 ), the snow was frozen and we all decided ( except Jelly ) that we will not climb Eassian as none of us had crampons.
We even couldn't make our descent down the bealach without crampons.
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Looking toward Eassain

Jelly starts his ascent on Eassian
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Eassian

Footprints up Eassian as the weather worsens
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Eassian ascent

Views from the top of Eassian looking back to Mheadhoin
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Eassian top

On way down, still great views
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On way dowm

Late afternoon - sun starting to set
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Late afternoon, looking back towards Eassian
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Re: Failure of Eassian

Postby Fudgie » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:34 am

I climbed that about 13 years ago in May and I had the complete opposite from you in terms of weather. The view on a clear day is tremendous.
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Re: Failure of Eassian

Postby alanmurray » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:44 pm

On a clear day the views from Stob A Choire Mheadhoin are fantastic
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Re: Failure of Eassian

Postby mountain coward » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:34 pm

That steep nose-thing on Mheadhoin you show yourselves going up steeply (ice axe in hand) I avoided altogether as it looked nasty (and I didn't have snow) - I went along to the right of the mountain under it and only ascended after I'd passed it. Really simple route. Shame about Easain though...
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Re: Failure of Eassian

Postby alanmurray » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:06 pm

The very steep slope wasn't really as bad as it looked. The whole extent of the slope is in the photo. There was a bad bit further up, that even our route finder, (Jelly), struggled to find an easy route for us. I think you are correct, we went to the right to find an easier path under the large crag.
Great day, even though Eassian was not compleated.
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Re: Failure of Eassian

Postby mountain coward » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:42 pm

You're probably best to do it on a frozen day though as the bogs on the approach are horrendous!
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Re: Failure of Eassian

Postby Jelly » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:36 pm

Great pics lad :-)
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