Monday, 4 July 2011

The Grey Corries and the Aonachs.

The first full view of our planned route.

So it was the groups second expedition over the last three days and this time it was in the mountains. We set the bar high and decided to see if we could traverse all of the peaks on this long and spectacular range. We set off late Saturday morning in what can only be described as uncomfortable heat, especially when you're carrying an exped pack. We made slow but steady progress up to Stob Coire Gaibhre from there we could finally see our whole objective laid out before us and it looked big. By now it was evening and the temp had dropped so the climb up to Stob Choire Claurigh and Stob a'Choire Leith were much more comfortable. We decided to drop off the ridge her to camp next to a lochain on the South side of the ridge which was a beautiful spot with stunning views towards the Buachille.

The group arriving at Sgurr Choinnich Mor.

Day 2 and we had a lot to get done We continued west ticking off the rest of the Peaks and descended to the Bealach between Aonach Beag and Sgurr Choinnich Beag. Here the group decided to continue and try to get all of the peaks in even though it was now 4 o'clock and they were tired. We made the steep climb up to Stob Coire Bhealaich and then carried on to the summit of Aonach Beag. A long and hard day for the group and they did well to keep going. We camped at the Bealach leaving us only Aonach Mor to tick off this morning on our way out to Nevis range.  

The summit of Aonach Mor and our final one.

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