Monday, 22 February 2010

Stob Coire Sgriodain & Chno Dearg Sun 21 Feb 2010

Approaching Stob Coire Sgriodain
Having only done the 2 munros on the east side of Loch Treig only once we left the house and it was -5, then when reached Dalwhinnie it was -10 and at Loch Laggan -12. The narrow road up to Fersit is not the best even in summer but with the snow they must of had last week it was, well you did'nt want to meet anything. Anyway after leaving the car and getting the satmap fired up (great little GPS, expensive but I love it and so accurate ,very reassuring but after 25+ years of hill walking not sure I really need it but what the hell) we headed for Stob Coire Sgriodain at first looked a bit dicey with the crags and snow but once closer was ok but ice axe and crampons were def needed, it was quite a pull up to the first top of Sron na garbh-bheinne as a lot of powdery snow.
Paul nearing summit of Stob Coire Sgriodain

Finally at the summit was rewarded with the great views of surrounding Mountains and Loch Treig

Myself at the Summit

Loch Treig
Left the summit and then stopped at the first col for a quick bite to eat then it was over the next two tops through pretty hard going snow towards Chno Dearg.When at the final col between the 2 hills removed my crampons as not required anymore,then last pull up to the summit of Chno Dearg. One bonus of the the hard going snow on ascend it made for a great fast descend. All in all a fantastic winter's hillwalking day.

Views N towards towards Roy Bridge from descend of Chno Dearg

360 Video from Summit of Stob Coire Sgriodain
Video makes it sound like it was very windy but it was'nt


  1. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. Great pictures of the snow covered mountains. Wish I'd been up there with you!

  2. Ah fantastic Scotland mountain come snow rain or sun beautiful thanks for sharing. x

  3. Great Stuff! Look forward to more. Added you to my Blogroll. Jamie.