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5th to 7th February, 2010 – Corran Weekend

Posted in Hiking, Hills, Photography with tags on February 7, 2010 by Jinja Coo

Sunday

A slow start with a social breakfast then we parted ways in various groups, some heading home and others with short walks planned first. We headed off to Lismore Island for a couple of hours exploring the northern tip but barely scratched the surface. As well as a planned kayak trip to Lismore I intend doing in future, I can see a return visit with bikes on the cards to explore further down the island.

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5th to 7th February, 2010 – Corran Weekend

Posted in Hiking, Hills, Photography with tags on February 6, 2010 by Jinja Coo

Saturday

Quite a different day with hardly a breath of wind and clear summits most of the time (except the lofty heights of Ben Nevis) had us all opt to do the same walk. Fourteen of us snaked our way from Glen Nevis to walk over Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean with eleven snaking their way down having completed the walk and three of us not. Despite not doing the full walk, we had great views along the way and afterwards, I spent some time over in Ardgour taking pictures and exploring the beach as daylight faded.

5th to 7th February, 2010 – Corran Weekend

Posted in Hiking, Hills, Photography with tags on February 5, 2010 by Jinja Coo

Friday

Ah, bliss! A day off work to kick off a long weekend of climbing, walking and socialising.

Our original plan of an ascent of ‘Red Gully’ on Sgor na h-Ulaidh, was shelved after reviewing the avalanche forecast which rated slopes of that aspect as considerable. Instead, we headed for a walk (aided by cable car) up Aonach Mor with the intention of dropping from the summit down between this hill and Carn Mor Dearg and walking back out to pick up the cable car back down.

The wind and whiteout conditions we met persuaded us to abandon our plan and after a brief chat in the warmth of a ski centre hut with one of the ski-patrol staff, we ambled back down for a beer and lunch.

A relaxed afternoon waiting for others to arrive followed by dinner and chat in the Corran Inn.