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I'd the whole week off work and had planned to do stuff at the beginning of the week when Steve would be about. As ever the weather had better ideas though we did manage to get something  done between deluges. True to form the weather forecast improved for the end of the week but Steve had the kids for the weekend and the rest of the usual suspects weren't available. Out came the maps, books and public transport timetables. Planning a trip to the hills via public transport is always entertaining and I had a few options but I decided to go with a wee trip on the train. Another look at the maps and I had a number of options when I got out there. First stop Rannoch Station. I had a wee bit of a walk along the road before heading along  The Road To The Isles . Before I knew it I had the first target of the day in view Sron Leachd a Chaorainn. As it had been so wet I had already decided that the best way, and hopefully driest, to get onto the ridge was to continue a bit furthe

999 - The Bogey Hill

Stob Ban is officially a bogey hill for me. First attempt a couple of years ago was as part of a route from Kinlochleven to the Devil's Ridge, Sgurr a Mhaim then onto Stob Ban. Due to spending too much time playing with a lovely dug that ascent was aborted and we had a rather entertaining descent via a non existent path. Back in January it was on the agenda as the rendezvous hill with ptc* and the Outdoorsmagic  crew who had ventured north. I was feeling so rough that weekend that I didn't even bother to get out of bed and the hurricane weather put paid to the rest of them getting to the top.  So here we are, third attempt and as ever the weather delayed the attempt by a day. It was going to be a bit of a special day - I'd be ticking my 100th Munro and Kate would summit her 1st "Kate" (her own number specific aesthetically pleasing hill list). We'd decided to go for a anticlockwise approach from Glen Nevis and get onto Mullach nan Coirean first with the possi