After 40 days and 40 nights of rain it was nice to finally get out on the hills again and work off some of that Christmas excess. Unfortunately Ian and I picked the only cloudy day in a row of perfect blue sky days. Still, all good exercise and good fun in the snow. Maybe we’ll stop sponsoring the MWIS forecast if they don’t start giving me better weather on my days out!
A cold but happy Dylan
Not much to report on the route, the standard route I’ve done before from Corriechoille near Spean Bridge, follow the track for 5 or 6 km then head up to Stob Ban, down the steep and surprising long descent to the bealach then up, up some more, keep going up, then finally after a little more up to the summit of Stob Coire Claurigh (the 14th highest mountain in Britain).
Heading northwards, initially across a narrow ridge, then some blocky ground you’ll soon reach a long grassy descent which is a joy to run down and takes you back to the car. About 11 miles in all, lovely.
Cold summit of Stob Coire Claurigh
Some of the snow was bullet hard..it gave me a chance to test out my new crampons.
Hopefully there will be a few more days out in the upcoming months before the hostel gets busy again, although I think our new baby might have something to say about that.
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