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Stob Ban - Grey Corries

Route: Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Munros: Stob Ban (Grey Corries)

Date walked: 30/01/2011

Distance: 20km

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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alanmurray


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Location: Glasgow
Occupation: Road Designer
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Bridge of Orchy Hotel
Mountain: Various
Place: All
Gear: AKU boots
Camera: Lumix TZ40
Ideal day out: A short walk-in followed by a steep ascent of a craggy ridge surrounded by mountains, lochs, lochans, and forestry. Ideally in a remote area with only native creatures scurrying about.A gentle descent is alway appreciated. Not too scary, a little exposure for excitment and some easy scrambling to add some challenge.
Ambition: Camp at the top of a peak

Munros: 281
Corbetts: 27
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 7
Wainwrights: 1
Hewitts: 1
Sub 2000: 4



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2011

Trips: 2
Distance: 20 km
Munros: 2

2010

Trips: 8
Distance: 35 km
Ascent: 800m
Munros: 14

2009

Trips: 2
Munros: 3

2008

Trips: 2
Munros: 2


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