Winter Walking – In the Grey Corrries

Lairaif Leacach Bothy with Stob Ban in the background

Today was the first day of a weeks walking trip to Scotland with my good friend and fellow instructor Bob and our Hafod colleagues. We opted for a gentle day today to start off the walk and opted for Stob Ban (977m) on the edge of the Grey Corries.

Our route for the day, took us up to the  Lairig Leacach bothy, before heading up to Stob Ban. As we progressed up the snow slopes it was soon time to put on the crampons and I amused my colleagues with my lack of planning as I removed my new crampons from the cardboard box they came in and proceeded to make a right mess of adjusting them to fit my boots (I think there’s a learning point here ………..)!!

On the summit of Stob Ban

With my crampons fitted it was time for a quick snack before heading up to the summit. From the summit we retraced our steps to the bothy and then began the long walk out back to the car.

It was a great walk and a nice start to the week but I think I might be ribbed for many months about my crampon incident.

This entry was posted in Hill Walking, Personal. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Winter Walking – In the Grey Corrries

  1. Glen William says:

    Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Great blog and brilliant design and style.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *