More like two ronnies than four corries

Route: The Grey Corries

Munros: Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Stob Ban (Grey Corries), Stob Choire Claurigh, Stob Coire an Laoigh

Date walked: 07/07/2018

Time taken: 8.1 hours

Distance: 31km

Ascent: 2110m

Not an epic story with lots of photos but a caption to sum up a stonking day in the blistering heat in the Grey Corries.

A few pointers - if you're doing Stob Ban then you have a choice of a rounder trip with not so much out and back. Or, you can bike into the Bothy and 80% of the ride out is freewheel but it's mainly out and back ....

First learning point - the track to the bothy is mainly uphill for 70% of the way in, we walked the bikes a fair way.
Second learning point - bothy was good to hide from clegs and to try to cool down before using feet.
Third learning point and this is more important, carry on up the track before taking a path up the shoulder/spur onto Stob Ban. The "easy path" beside the Allt is not all that easy to follow and must be boggy as hell when conditions not as dry as they have been. Furthermore, the last push up is much better the way we did it, the path up/down from the bealach is a mess.

Met some lovely people on the walk, lady bagging the two she had left behind previously; chap working his way back to fitness after achilles trouble and just some other nice people - thank to two of you for picking up dropped water bottles, seems elastic has gone on my rucksack so they pop out when empty.

Long day, very hot, several beers watching Russia and Croatia in the evening, another shitty day in paradise :)

This weather is to die for, all we have to do is find an anti-cleg solution !

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Clegs abound !

Munros: Beinn Bhuidhe
Date walked: 03/07/2018
Distance: 21.2km
Ascent: 950m
Views: 185

The mighty four conquered by 2 blokes and 2 dogs

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn a'Chochuill, Beinn Eunaich, Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh
Date walked: 26/05/2018
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 2338m
Views: 276

Best route up but not for dogs ! What a moon ...

Attachment(s) Munros: Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a'Bheithir), Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)
Date walked: 28/12/2017
Distance: 11.8km
Ascent: 1662m
Comments: 4
Views: 596

Stag before Starav, windy as flink !

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn nan Aighenan, Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor
Date walked: 27/10/2017
Distance: 19.6km
Ascent: 2190m
Views: 337

Short but tough, be prepared

Munros: Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach
Date walked: 21/08/2017
Distance: 11.2km
Ascent: 1420m
Comments: 1
Views: 540

Beware Gannochy Bridge closed currently

Munros: Mount Keen
Date walked: 25/07/2017
Distance: 17.25km
Ascent: 699m
Views: 525

Half way on the A Team

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn a'Chlachair, Creag Pitridh, Geal Charn
Date walked: 16/07/2017
Distance: 24.5km
Ascent: 1576m
Comments: 2
Views: 549

Carn Bhac on its own - summary

Munros: Carn Bhac
Date walked: 09/07/2017
Distance: 17.6km
Ascent: 671m
Views: 400

Sore after six ! Part 2

Attachment(s) Munros: Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, The Devil's Point
Date walked: 05/07/2017
Distance: 42.55km
Ascent: 1638m
Views: 542


Location: Edinburgh
Interests: Running, watching sport, wilderness
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: The Roseburn Bar
Mountain: The Cuillins
Place: Skye
Gear: Hoka One Trail shoes
Member: None
Camera: iPhone
Ideal day out: good scramble, nae bog/marsh to walk through getting up the hill and back; or a good long run on a high plateau with great views; snow surrounded by blue skies
Ambition: Half a round to start !

Munros: 162
Grahams: 2
Sub 2000: 3

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