Today Steph and I headed down to Glen Coe to make the most of a calm and sunny weather forecast. She hadn't been up any of the summits in the glen so we decided on Stob Coire nan Lochan.
This fantastic mountain has a number of options for the ascent, and also a number of ways that your day can be made as long or as short as you wish. We opted for the steep path up Coire nan Lochan and dodged what seemed like hundreds of tiny frogs and a herd of red deer stags to get onto the north west ridge, then on to the almost cloud free summit.
To descend we dropped off the back of Stob Coire nan Lochan to the bealach between it and Bidean nam Bian, then to our left down into the Lost Valley. We were only in the clouds briefly while on the summit and the views for the rest of the day were spectacular. Fingers crossed this weather continues!
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