(Photos above from 1st Dec 2006)Rating: 5* views throughout.
|0910||1400||Park at the White Corries Ski Centre off A82. (Orange)||350||0||0.0 miles|
Use a horizontal path round the NE flank of Creag Dubh.
This starts along the bottom of the forestry.
There's a bridge at the top of the upper car park if needed.
|0950||1310||W then S to the Allt Cam Ghleann at waterfall (Orange)||350||1.6 miles|
|Cross river and ascend NE ridge of Stob a'Ghlais Choire.
The ridge crest can be a dangerous scramble, at least in cloud.
Difficulties can be avoided by going further to the left (south).
Instead, walkers could continue up path on E bank to the main
stream from Glas Choire at 540m, then ascend this stream
to the corrie's lower lip at about 750m. Then either
1) sharp right (NNW) to the ridge at about 900m and then
sharp left (WSW) up the final 400yds of less steep part of
ridge, or 2) continue up the corrie to the col south of the top.
(Snow patterns indicated the possibility of a path for this,
but the final few feet are steep.)
Emerged from cloud to view at 750m after exposed,
difficult rock climb. Wow! (Almost vertical, glacially
polished, holdless rock, unavoidable in cloud; worse
than anything I've done in Skye, such as Clach Glas.)
|1215||SW to T Stob a'Ghlais Choire NN240516 (Orange)||996||645||2.35 miles|
|220yds S to col||965|
|S to M Creise NN238506 (Orange)
There are two cairns, the first at the ridge N end is
300yds before the second which is at the true summit.
|1212||1130||S along almost horizontal ridge to Mam Coire Easain
where a ridge connects to Meall a'Bhuiridh (Orange)
|1220||S to col||1033|
|1110||S to T Clach Leathad NN240493 (No Orange)||1099||860||3.87 miles|
|1245||Return N to col||1033|
|1050||Continue N for 460yds to
Mam Coire Easain NN238500 (Orange)
There is a cairn 15m W of the highest point,
none at the highest point, then another cairn 5yds NE
of the highest point where path descends to the col.
|1315||1035||E for 550yds down ridge to col (v. easy – 500' descent)||932|
|ENE to M Meall a'Bhuiridh NN250503||1108||1070||5.1 miles|
|1355||Cross E to mast at top of ski tows.|
|0925||Descend NE beside ski tows to Upper ski station.
(Watched winter skills party for ½hr near here.)
|1510||0910||Follow ski lifts/tows NE down to
ski station NN25695134. (Entered cloud.)
|0900||Track down to next ski station NN26105167||640||6.17 miles|
|1545||0825||Follow path NNE under chair lift down to
parking at White Corries Ski Centre (Orange)