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Surprise snow on Cairngorm

On a drive up to Assynt, we decided to pull in and camp near Aviemore. On a beautiful day after a long lockdown, we couldn't resist wandering up Cairn Gorm before hitting the road. The original plan was to consider tagging in Ben Macdui as well, but time was against us, and the depth of snow still o...
by jdloki
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Surprise snow on Cairngorm
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Muddy Mealls

A beautiful weekend towards the end of the summer season meant an opportunity to head off for an overnight camp en route to visiting friends. With little time, we decided to stop off in Perthshire to tackle one of the easier Munros in Glen Lyon. After a chilly overnight camp down the glen, we drove ...
by jdloki
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Muddy Mealls
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Just another Munro Monday...

Another day off, another sneaky chance to wander into the hills. Coming back from a weekend away with friends, we paused at Glenshee for an overnight camp on Sunday, and to tick off some of the local hills. We parked up at the Glenshee Ski Centre car park instead of the suggested car park in the rou...
by jdloki
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Just another Munro Monday...
Replies: 0
Views: 380

Re: Splendid isolation in the Cairngorms

Good result - nice way to spend an anniversary - cheers :) ...where we were politely invited to use the "sportsman's entrance."... did you accept or politely decline their invitation ? :lol: It was either accept or sleep in the grounds- not an unpleasant proposition given the weather, but...
by jdloki
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:10 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Splendid isolation in the Cairngorms
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Splendid isolation in the Cairngorms

2020/21 being what it is, we had a fair few cancelled bookings for nice trips away outstanding. We rebooked what would have been an anniversary trip to a random Monday/Tuesday in July, the theory being that every holiday is mildly improved by knowing as many other people are at work as possible. As ...
by jdloki
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Splendid isolation in the Cairngorms
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Birthday treat via An Socach

Excellent! We carried on up the glen and ascended that way (deliberately) but came down the way you went up.I remember thinking it must be a bit of a short, sharp pull up! Great weather you had for it too. Amazing weather, given the storms came in the following day! Sounds like you had a much more ...
by jdloki
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Birthday treat via An Socach
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Finally completed the Wee Buachaille!

My first Munro a couple of years back was Buachaille Etive Beag, but due to an injury en route we only completed Stob Dubh. I'm rarely one to actually climb back up a hill (once is quite enough), but this felt like unfinished business. With a random day off gifted by work and a forecast of nothing b...
by jdloki
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Finally completed the Wee Buachaille!
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Birthday treat via An Socach

After an accelerating rate of Munro bagging in 2020, aided by the distinct lack of anything else to do, our dog Sammy was only 1 tick away from from his double-figures. It seemed churlish to not give the wee man the opportunity to achieve his goals, so we headed up An Socach whilst staying in Glensh...
by jdloki
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Birthday treat via An Socach
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Definitely kidded ourselves how much we drank over lockd

What a shame. I had hoped to read one of those reports where you tenderly carry a hangover half way up the hill and then decide it would only aggravate it to take it higher but might.....possibly..... get better if you took it back down again. You made it to the top!!! Not my idea of underestimatin...
by jdloki
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Definitely kidded ourselves how much we drank over lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Definitely kidded ourselves how much we drank over lockdown

The first day we were allowed to do more than stare wistfully at the mountains from our hoose in the central belt, we packed up the camper and headed out. The forecast wasn't that bonny, but after several weeks of glorious sunshine in the garden, we felt sufficiently bolstered to casually discard ou...
by jdloki
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Definitely kidded ourselves how much we drank over lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Sammy the spaniel's first Munro bagged!

Young Sammy came into our lives five months ago, rehomed from a farm in England. He had never lived in a house, been around traffic, into a pub or up a hill before. Having tested to destruction that he could be happy in the house and pub, we thought it only right to move on to starting his Munro lis...
by jdloki
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sammy the spaniel's first Munro bagged!
Replies: 0
Views: 905

A day of damp directionlessness

Work took me from the west over to the east, so in the spirit of optimising my time spent, I decided to add in a wee stopover in Perthshire. Drawing a line from my home to my work location took my closest to Ben Chonzie at the halfway point, so decision made. Of such things are lives decided. The we...
by jdloki
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A day of damp directionlessness
Replies: 0
Views: 1999

Hefting boots, bins and butt up Ben More

Another day, another solo Munro attempt. This is becoming almost a habit now (I do have friends, i promise). Having made plans to visit some of them on Mull, i thought I'd grab the opportunity to take an extra day while everyone was at work, and attempt Ben More. The summer being what it is (largely...
by jdloki
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hefting boots, bins and butt up Ben More
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

First solo Munro- and the fine Scottish sunshine!

With reports of blazing sunshine, the opportunity to bunk off work (ahem, take some rapid leave) and head to the hills was too enticing. Having failed to persuade the OH that work was an unnecessary luxury, I decided to head off for my first solo expedition, on the general understanding that even I ...
by jdloki
Wed May 24, 2017 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First solo Munro- and the fine Scottish sunshine!
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

First Munro: the wee Buachaille

First ever Munro attempt, which is a wee bit shameful. Only up from here! Day wasnae looking too promising, with threats of clouds and drizzle, but myself and the OH set off to Glencoe anyway. Made it to the start later than anticipated due to a stop for a cup of tea and bacon sandwich, but this may...
by jdloki
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First Munro: the wee Buachaille
Replies: 7
Views: 3930

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