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Re: Fraochaidh ........ boggaidh & grassaidh too :)

past my sell by date wrote:Nice report and pics, but it amazes me how many people do this from Balachulish when it's so much quicker from Duror
I can only speak for myself, but being dependent on public transport, Ballachulish is an easily accessible start point. Duror, not so much :lol:
by aaquater
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fraochaidh ........ boggaidh & grassaidh too :)
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Ben Chonzie, heavy mist, young kids...what could go wron

Getting to Chonzie summit from the end of the track seems endless in good weather, so I can't imagine what it must've been like in the fog! Not to mention finding the correct way back when you don't really see where you're going. It's a question of who finds it more spooky or calming, I suppose. But...
by aaquater
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Chonzie, heavy mist, young kids...what could go wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Schiehallion in mist

Haha, the path really does disappear a good bit before the summit! The good part is that Schiehallion is such a lone hill that as far as you're still going up, it's impossible to get lost...
by aaquater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Schiehallion in mist
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Beinn a' Ghlo and the sound of silence

The bog fields under both Carns make Beinn a' Ghlo seem less appealing than what it looks like on the map, don't they? :lol: At least the ridge walk and the views from it are amazing, at least on a fine day like yours!
by aaquater
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a' Ghlo and the sound of silence
Replies: 9
Views: 734

A, B, C, D... and F for the Fail of Fafernie

$matches[2] I'll admit it - I got tricked. First by the weather report, where I got excited by the prospect of a nice day (at home), and second by the train prices. Return tickets to Aberdeen for a third of the normal price? I had them before I realised that a nice day on the coast doesn't necessar...
by aaquater
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A, B, C, D... and F for the Fail of Fafernie
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Re: Ready for Meagaidh?

Those are some stunning pictures! Great choice of timing and location; that week truly was a hillwalker's paradise!
by aaquater
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ready for Meagaidh?
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: The Last and the (Almost) First, the Highest and the Low

An enjoyable read. Aye, it's rough country in there. I found Druim na Sgriodain quite a tough cookie - descent wasn't particularly fast, so I suspect you'd not have made it back to the ferry on time if you'd included that. The track on the south side of the Scaddle does indeed go up and down a bit,...
by aaquater
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Last and the (Almost) First, the Highest and the Lowest
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day

Hot weather does make the glens seem longer, doesn't it? :lol: Nice report, and good to know about the path; when I was there, I didn't trust it and stuck to the eroded track. Then again, it was only my third walk ever :lol:
by aaquater
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Full Aonach Eagach traverse with high camp - Devil to Pa

Wonderful report - you're brave for even thinking about sleeping outside that high up with the snow still around! That faint path to the right - not taking it was probably the right decision; when I went, that was the only place where I had half a mind to turn back. Combined with another sensible ch...
by aaquater
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Full Aonach Eagach traverse with high camp - Devil to Pap
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Ben Chonzie from Comrie

Agreed about the summit - you think you're already there, but it's still a bit further away! Good thinking on the descent route, it looks really nice, and saves a lot of walking on the road. About Auchnafree Hill, it can be linked pretty easily, but I still found myself venturing further NW along th...
by aaquater
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Chonzie from Comrie
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Ben Vane from Butterbridge (and Ben Ime)

Isn't it nice when the weather starts clearing in front of you? :D When I read 'Ben Vane from Butterbridge', my mind immediately went to a northern approach via Gleann Uaine; wonder if that would give easier going. Thanks for the info; I'll be wary of open-ended forestry tracks from now on! :D
by aaquater
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vane from Butterbridge (and Ben Ime)
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: One goes to Blackhope Scar - where the marshes are

Did a similar round last month; agreed, the fence is more for a rough sense of direction than to be walked close to. I somehow managed not to sink into the marshes, but the zig-zagging required would've been more appropriate for somewhere far steeper... and it looks so innocent on a map, too!
by aaquater
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: One goes to Blackhope Scar - where the marshes are
Replies: 3
Views: 591

The Last and the (Almost) First, the Highest and the Lowest

$matches[2] Feeling like I'd regenerated well after last week's Deeside trip, and with the weather looking better the further west I'd go on Sunday, I decided to take my first steps in Ardgour, now that I had the map and was able to venture past Loch Linnhe. Given that my start and finish point wou...
by aaquater
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Last and the (Almost) First, the Highest and the Lowest
Replies: 2
Views: 371

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