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Ardersier encounter on Ben Avon with an unexpected lock in

My cousin John and I set off from Keiloch car park just after 9.30 am. The MWIS website had "promised" a 90% chance of cloud free summits, so we were in our shorts, and ready for a long bike/walk. After paying our £2.50 and before the midges could really sink their teeth into us, we were o...
by JOHNGG
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ardersier encounter on Ben Avon with an unexpected lock in
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

Re: Ben Aden - hardest Corbett or am I just getting old ?

Lovely photos. Was it harder than Ben Lair or Beinn Bhreac? I checked to see which Corbetts you have left. Which one do you intend to finish on? Sgurr Coire Choinnichean would be a good one as it would allow for a celebration in the Forge Inn. All the best for your final few. Russell I'd say defini...
by JOHNGG
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Aden - hardest Corbett or am I just getting old ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2968

Ben Aden - hardest Corbett or am I just getting old ?

Is Ben Aden the hardest Corbett to climb ? Technically it's not that difficult, but as a day walk the remoteness of its location coupled with its general inaccessibility, does make for one heck of a long day out. My own (not so) brilliant idea was to attempt to canoe along Loch Quoich to the dam at ...
by JOHNGG
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:19 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Aden - hardest Corbett or am I just getting old ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2968

Another trip to Knoydart

I'm not a great fan of the drive along Loch Garry and down to Glendessary but the views do make up for it, especially as you near journey's end. Down to single figures in the Corbett "to do" list so this was Friday's plan - a day off work and (hopefully) good weather. Fortunately MWIS (and...
by JOHNGG
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:18 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Another trip to Knoydart
Replies: 0
Views: 940

An Dun

Another from earlier this year. Less of a walk report this, more of a report on a very pleasant cycle up a remote glen with a wee hill halfway to keep things interesting . An Dun is certainly one of those hills that rewards the walker who also enjoys a bit of biking. A decent landrover track takes y...
by JOHNGG
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Dun
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Ben Loyal from the east

One from earlier this year. Took advantage of the blistering hot week in May (temps in the mid 20s) to head up from Grantown on Spey and tick off another Corbett. My plan was to attempt it from the north but as I drove along the loch and saw the summit of An Casteil beckoning the temptation was too ...
by JOHNGG
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:17 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Loyal from the east
Replies: 0
Views: 952

Re: Ben Klibreck and the holiday files (1/6)

Another thoroughly enjoyable report Mountainlove. I wish we had some of that glorious weather this weekend. I was up in the same part of the world on the day after your walk, on Saturday the 26th May. I had driven up from Grantown on Spey to climb one of my remaining Corbetts, Ben Loyal, which I end...
by JOHNGG
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Klibreck and the holiday files (1/6)
Replies: 12
Views: 5433

Re: The Black Mount -from bikini to 4 layers

Another excellent report Mountainlove.

(and thanks for providing me with a new screensaver)

:D :D
by JOHNGG
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Black Mount -from bikini to 4 layers
Replies: 53
Views: 22584

Meall nam Maigheach - the "can't get lost" Corbett

This is a fairly undemanding wee hill, and I guess most people do it as a "tag on" to some bigger more impressive hill in the area (of which there are many) I'd been up and down Beinn nan Oighreag that morning and thought as I was here I should re-ascent it, as I couldn't remember much abo...
by JOHNGG
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall nam Maigheach - the "can't get lost" Corbett
Replies: 0
Views: 2196

Beinn nan Oighreag tenth anniversary walk

As I get ever closer to completing the Corbetts I have decided to write up my notes on each outing, so as to be able to relive them better when in my twilight years. Unfortunately my recollection of some of the hills I did years ago are fairly poor and my existing notes don't help. When I did Beinn ...
by JOHNGG
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn nan Oighreag tenth anniversary walk
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

"Scunnered" on Sgurr a Choire-bheithe

I think the moral of this story is "don't bite off more than you can chew" Saturday 24th and the weather forecast for the West is fantastic. Having been in hibernation (i.e. living in Canada) for 3 months I was itching to climb a few more Corbetts. With only 10 left unclimbed, the choices ...
by JOHNGG
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: "Scunnered" on Sgurr a Choire-bheithe
Replies: 2
Views: 2682

Jelly Legs on the Cobbler

The weather forecast looked pretty good for Saturday - certainly good enough to drive through to Arrochar and attempt a new hill. Now that I am down to single figures of Corbetts left (including 2 on the islands, 5 in Knoydart and Ben Loyal in Caithness) this was the obvious choice for a day trip. L...
by JOHNGG
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Jelly Legs on the Cobbler
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Feeling a wee bit exposed on Garbh-bheinn

The high pressure forecast for Sunday and Monday had persuaded us that a trip up north was in order. We spent Sunday night at Carbost, on Skye, in the excellent bunkhouse there. Waking up to a glorious morning with not a cloud to be seen, we were soon on the way back past Sligachan to our start poin...
by JOHNGG
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Feeling a wee bit exposed on Garbh-bheinn
Replies: 2
Views: 2437

Re: Glas Bheinn (and a day away from the office)

ChrisW and ndhudson - thanks for your comments. I was glad I made the effort to get out on Friday and not just because it was another "tick" on the Corbett list. Kinley - I know what you mean about my remaining Corbetts being inaccessible - I guess I may struggle to get to the Outer Hebrid...
by JOHNGG
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Glas Bheinn (and a day away from the office)
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Re: Fancy dress hillwalk up Beinn Chabhair-anyone up for it?

Hi M-L Looking at the forecast for tomorrow (Saturday) I hope you've gone with the wetsuit suggestion - rain, rain, wind and more rain. If you do decide to walk I reckon you'll be able to swim most of it so bring your flippers... Maybe you could go dressed as a typical tourist visiting Scotland in t...
by JOHNGG
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: Fancy dress hillwalk up Beinn Chabhair-anyone up for it?
Replies: 20
Views: 3455
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