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Twa Days Same Hill - a drookit knockback and a braw day oot.

I broke a rule by choosing to hill-walk regardless of weather. I don’t mind a bit of weather but I also chose a serious route. Sron na Creise as a steep approach to the top Stob a’ Ghlas Choire and Creise, the Munro, got a recommend in a few trip reports hereabouts. I felt ready for a challenge, boo...
by Lipeshends
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Twa Days Same Hill - a drookit knockback and a braw day oot.
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Twa Ticks in Heehaw viz: Sgriodain and Chno Dearg

Maybe the bug has returned because no sooner have I climbed a hill then I start imagining the next. My pal Ivor, for the daftest of reasons that Trainline denied him a ticket without bothering to say that tickets were freely available at stations or on the poxy train, did not accompany me on my Corr...
by Lipeshends
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Twa Ticks in Heehaw viz: Sgriodain and Chno Dearg
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Beinn na Lap in unremitting dreich

This is the second time I have written an account of this walk. You’d think I’d learn not to type directly into websites where the slightest glitch or an accidental ‘previous page’ can leave one undone. So this is in Word for a timely cut n paste later. Motivated by a fine ascent of Ben More on Mull...
by Lipeshends
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:17 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn na Lap in unremitting dreich
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Last island Munro bagged at last in WX=Scorchio

More2.jpg Not far from the hottest day I have ever climbed a hill; this day had 28 degrees C in Oban and on the completely exposed walk up Ben More felt like March or Die. I was humming Le Boudin and marching a Legion Etrangere beat or slower much of the way. Having turned the fat bastard curve int...
by Lipeshends
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Last island Munro bagged at last in WX=Scorchio
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Two in the Log - decent pace too!

Another verbatim copy of notes from my handwritten Log. Another day in the hills nearly 30 years ago.... When I climbed these I did not even know that Dorain was pronounced 'Dore-an' and not 'doh-Rain. It took an elderly English lady on a train journey TV show to say it right and the part of my brai...
by Lipeshends
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Two in the Log - decent pace too!
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Views: 454

Midwinter Wander Daylight Challenge

Another hardcopy report scraped over as pix.

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by Lipeshends
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Midwinter Wander Daylight Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Braeriach in low viz from Sugar Bowl carpark

My handwritten log was under obsolescence notice when I climbed this yin. On a desktop PC with CD-Rom I started using what we'd now call an App to log my stuff. under the hood was an Access database I think and like most such, without admin, it degrades to mince. For a while though I used it and pri...
by Lipeshends
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Braeriach in low viz from Sugar Bowl carpark
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Views: 428

Ambrosia - Stob Binnein and Ben More

Another historical trip copied from my hand written log. There is a print photo somewhere of the rice pudding incident. If I find it I'll update. _______________ WX: wet, windy, in cloud at summit of SB but clear for a time on BM - cold. Somewhat unfit on this bash – beginning to wonder if the glory...
by Lipeshends
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ambrosia - Stob Binnein and Ben More
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Ancient History - Ben Vane

Blast from the past when phones were not mobile far less had cameras. The internet was unknown to most and Munro logs if kept at all were tick lists or diaries. This is copied verbatim from my log of hills and it does not really meet the blog kwality (sic) one aspires to these days. No photies eithe...
by Lipeshends
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ancient History - Ben Vane
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Beinn Udlamain - brats on tour

Historical trip report Synopsis Up the bulldozed track into the steep v-shaped valley at its head then up the fall line to summit. Breaking in brats to Munros is becoming a bit of a hobby! This was daughter Molly's 2nd Munro, son #3's 10th or so and friend Blair's 1st. The 13-year olds were depressi...
by Lipeshends
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Udlamain - brats on tour
Replies: 0
Views: 383

whiteout on Sgorr Gaoith

Synopsis: Excellent groomed path to 600m then less good direct path to gain shoulder, keep heading E until wide flat N-S ridge gained. Turn North and follow to summit. Steep cliffs East of ridge Historical trip report --------------------------- Plan A was Sgulaird near Oban, but wx forecast was hea...
by Lipeshends
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: whiteout on Sgorr Gaoith
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Plans A and B or "going aft agley" (Beinn Sgulaird)

Historical trip Synopsis: from Glenure house follow Etive path to skirt round steep escarpment. Turn this on left heading up steep grassy terrain with occasional path sections. From flat meadow beyond, head diagonally for skyline and continue trending right to avoid steepest parts. After several fal...
by Lipeshends
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Plans A and B or "going aft agley" (Beinn Sgulaird)
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Succubus - Fionn Bheinn

Historical trip: (note comments on primitive GPS- how things change) Synopsis: Direct path steeply up above Achnasheen. Continue up trackless swamps veering right until heading due North to summit ridge then west to summit shortly thereafter By no accident whastoever does Scots supply English with t...
by Lipeshends
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Succubus - Fionn Bheinn
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Some history is ancienter than others. Bynack More

It's time to insert an acknowledgement into my punctuated narrative of a life where hill walking was a passion. I did other things, other walks, some climbs and mountains even, but the round of Munros began at age 10 and was only really an adjacent concern to being in hills until I started writing s...
by Lipeshends
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:18 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Some history is ancienter than others. Bynack More
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Big name fer a wee lump. Eididh nan Clach Geala

SYNOPSIS s: Follow forest road from phone box. do not take first bridge crossing river but keep right and cross bridge higher up. From road end pass gate and head steadily up Gleann na Squaib and take left fork at small cairn to head steeply up towards lochan in corrie. Do not continue past this to...
by Lipeshends
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Big name fer a wee lump. Eididh nan Clach Geala
Replies: 1
Views: 400
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