23rd - 25th November
Tom Westgate, Mark Harvey and I travelled up on Friday night and arrived to meet Rob Woodall who had driven up on Thursday. The weather forecast was typically awful with heavy rain and wind for Saturday. This duly arrived about 11pm and raged about the hostel all night until 5am when suddenly the winds dropped and it stopped raining. Link to Mark Harvey's Pictures
We drove round to Fersit and set off up Stob Coire Sgriodain at 7.30am. There was good visibility and it wasn't raining however half way up a strong shower came through. This became the order of the day with reasonable weather inbetween.
Grey Corries from Stob Coire Sgriodain Final ascent of Stob Coire Sgriodain
On top of Chno Dearg Goggle Man on top of Chno Dearg
Mid morning snack in the valley - Tom and Rob Tom, Rob and Goggle Man
We climbed Bein na Lap and descended into the valley. While in the valley the weather seemed to get worse with longer spells of rain. We decided to ascend Stob Coire Easain from the hunting lodge at the bottom of Loch Treig. The winds got steadily stronger as we approached the top.
Stob Coire Easain
While on Stob Coire Easain there was a snow storm and it was pretty hairy so we didn't hang around. We took photos in the coll afterwards by which time the storm had passed.
Stob Coire Mheadhoin in the background
Ascending Stob Coire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain in the background
On way down to Loch Treig - Tom Me !
Descent off Stob Coire Mheadhoin to Loch Treig
Sunday - Another early start saw us ascending Sgurr a' Mhaim at 8am. The temperature was colder but the weather drier. We did from there to the road reccying the track and forest rides also.
Stob Ban from half way up Sgurr a' Mhaim
Summit of Sgurr a' Mhaim
On route from Stob Ban to Mullach nan Coirean
Top of Mullach nan Coirean