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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 1 days ending Feb 23, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hillwalking1 6:10:00 11.25(32:54) 18.1(20:27) 950
  Total1 6:10:00 11.25(32:54) 18.1(20:27) 950

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Tuesday Feb 23, 2010 #

12 PM

Hillwalking long (Munros) 6:10:00 [2] ** 18.1 km (20:27 / km) +950m 16:12 / km
shoes: Hillwalking Boots

Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain from Tulloch, with Dan and James. We had to go fairly hard, as there was 6h 30 between the morning and evening trains. The original plan was a traverse to Corrour, but our ascent route (following a very obvious path through the snow straight up to Chno Dearg, the normal descent route) meant a loop made more sense. It took around 3 hours to the top of Chno Dearg, then just 45 minutes fast walking to Stob Coire Sgriodain. Finally, we followed the ridge down, diverting off the ridge to the SW at one point to avoid the nose, before continuing down to Fersit and Tulloch. The last section bit should have been fast but was heavy going along the disused, overgrown tracks, regularly blocked with snow-laden trees.

South of the forests at Fersit, the entire route on the mountains was covered in snow, generally a hard layer which was covered by 5-20com of surface hoar - very soft with large crystals. Very "dry" and pleasant to look at, but it required a little effort to walk across.

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