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The Merrick: What have the Corbetts ever done for us?

Apologies if this is more waffle and words than the minutiae of a well-trodden route, but it’s been a long time and my editing skills might be a tad rusty. $matches[2] “I wager that many of us have a routine or challenge to which we return from time to time. We may need to reassure ourselves of our ...
by old danensian
Wed May 05, 2021 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Merrick: What have the Corbetts ever done for us?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Last Munro for compleaters

Mine emerged as the obvious choice as the remaining numbers dwindled. Most of the obvious ones were visited as weather, conditions, fate, opportunity and the availability of family brownie points saw me drift well into the 200s. Then, having started on Skye (Bruach na Frithe in 1973) , I knew I had ...
by old danensian
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Last Munro for compleaters
Replies: 45
Views: 4256

Re: 4 Munros in a day

The approach from the upper reaches of Glen Nevis breaks you in gradually, avoids the masses and gives some great perspectives on the final top of the day - that is well worth striving for. Well, I thought so five years ago - ten and a half hours described here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum...
by old danensian
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 Munros in a day
Replies: 13
Views: 1125

Duff Decisions and Surprising Starav Spectres

Unshackled from the straightjacket of a diminishing list of unclimbed Munros, I can now enjoy the luxury of choices. Which glens to aimlessly wander; which routes to repeat with relish; which views to revisit in a different light; which hills to enjoy rather than endure. Glen Etive is becoming my go...
by old danensian
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Duff Decisions and Surprising Starav Spectres
Replies: 2
Views: 878

An Interval Act on Beinn a Chuallaich

Sometimes our reports say more about the writers than the outing they attempt to convey. Whether intentional or not, it’s part of the charm of dipping in and out of threads on the forum or following names as their latest account appears. I’ve been sat here today, cradling Lemsip after Lemsip, nursin...
by old danensian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Interval Act on Beinn a Chuallaich
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Trailing a Teenager on Buchaille Etive Mor

“Is it steep?” “Will it be dangerous?” These seemed to be the criteria against which potential participation in a three-generation outing would be measured. “Some bits, yes.” “It all depends.” Apparently my answers satisfied our family’s adrenalin junkie, as did learning that the next time he skied ...
by old danensian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Trailing a Teenager on Buchaille Etive Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Stob Dubh – glimpses up and down Etive

This was supposed to be a quick jaunt: stretch the legs, enjoy the views, be back in time for tea. But the surroundings took control of time and, after a punishing start, I was more than happy to let deadlines and ETAs go. Driving down Glen Etive, Stob Dubh dominates the view ahead or, to be more ac...
by old danensian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob Dubh – glimpses up and down Etive
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Legs Across the Kintail Loinne

Recently I must have decided to stop passing them by. There are many hills we neglect or ignore while hurtling up the road with our eyes fixed on the more glamorous prizes beyond. Some we dismiss as nondescript, others as too low to trouble our macho enthusiasms. Yet more we lumber past while headin...
by old danensian
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Legs Across the Kintail Loinne
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Eaglaise and the Arnisdale Amigos

As overnight rain fell and early morning mists and midges gathered, a lethargic air of pessimism seemed to pervade the walkhighlands atmosphere at Ratagan on a July Saturday morning. Summer? What summer? $matches[2] Those who lived by the dictum that “fortune favours the brave” had already left befo...
by old danensian
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Eaglaise and the Arnisdale Amigos
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Limbering up on Am Bathach

Two hill days on the trot is normally enough for my ageing legs so, when a weather window stretches away for three, and coincides with the July walkhighlands meet in Kintail, it’s going to be about conserving energy. “Enjoy, don’t endure” is a hill maxim I try to live by. Sandwiching a big day betwe...
by old danensian
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Limbering up on Am Bathach
Replies: 0
Views: 407

Creag Uchdag and a restoration rant

We’ve read a lot about scarring recently. Not the skinned knees or facial legacies of battles lost, but those cavalier landscape blemishes resulting from estates playing fast and loose with planning loopholes. They say that golf is good walk spoiled but, earlier this summer, on a lengthy retreat fro...
by old danensian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:27 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Uchdag and a restoration rant
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Beinn Luibhean: far from the Cobbler crowds

The day was always going to be one of contrasts. Beinn Luibhean had been one of those hills driven past, and looked across at, far too frequently: shunned in favour of supposedly more satisfactory objectives. But not today. As I passed, the lakeside car park at Succoth was beginning to fill with tho...
by old danensian
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Luibhean: far from the Cobbler crowds
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Re: WALKHIGHLANDS SUMMER MEET, RATAGAN. JULY 12/13 2019

A Sunday Corbett? you ask - bien sur monsieur Graeme - and Friday and Saturday ones too.

Am Bathach (Friday) and Beinn nan Caorach / Beinn na Eaglaise above Arnisdale (Saturday) are on my radar, with the possibility of a Beinn Loinne traverse on Sunday.
by old danensian
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:39 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WALKHIGHLANDS SUMMER MEET, RATAGAN. JULY 12/13 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12669

Re: WALKHIGHLANDS SUMMER MEET, RATAGAN. JULY 12/13 2019

Hi - it looks like I'm going to be able to make another meet at last - it seems a long time since Skye last year.

I'll be camping so will take pot-luck either beside the loch or back at the Shiel Bridge site.

OD / Nigel
by old danensian
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:10 am
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: WALKHIGHLANDS SUMMER MEET, RATAGAN. JULY 12/13 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 12669

Re: Answering the call of Brother Louie

Yes, Ben Lui is a belter and the Cononish approach has you enthralled from the very beginning - I’m sure you’ll be back - even without the lure of crash site detritus. When I repeated it - to get Beinn a Chleibh done as well - my retreat went south east to the bealach between BL and Ben Oss then out...
by old danensian
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Answering the call of Brother Louie
Replies: 3
Views: 1203
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