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MCD

Will was back over from Canada and keen to get some hills in before heading back to Canada the next day. After watching the forecast changing hourly we settled on MCD frou Coulags. Marc (WIll's replacement from Canada) picked my up in Echt about 5.30. Weather was cold and cloudy but approaching Inve...
by thand
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: MCD
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Re: Snow / Weather Conditions

Much obliged - thank you!
by thand
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Snow / Weather Conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 2586

Re: Snow / Weather Conditions

Hello - does any one no if there is snow on the hills in the NW? Webcams aren't showing much

Thanks
by thand
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Snow / Weather Conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 2586

An Teallach

So the day came at last for An Teallach. I had a week off spending time with Daniel and Lynn and the weather had been immaculate. I drove and picked up Jen at Keith. Parked at the MRT hut at Dundonnal. It was already warm and promised to be a scorcher. We headed up the glen and were sweating buckets...
by thand
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Teallach
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Beinn Dearg 4

Walked with Jen and Christine. Christine drove to Echt and we picked Jen up in Keith. Started walking at dawn, clear but v gold in the glen. The walk up the glen was great and we could see the sun coming up behind Cona 'Mheal. As we got to the lochain we could see An Teallach looking amazing behind ...
by thand
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Dearg 4
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Mullach Clach a'Bhlair

A post Christmas walk with Jen who drove after meeting up in Keith. The weather was low claoud but dry and most of the snow had gone which was unfortunate as we were wearing winter boots and carrying crampons and axes. Oh well a it of extra effort is good for the fitness. It was a long walk in along...
by thand
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mullach Clach a'Bhlair
Replies: 0
Views: 48

East Dawhinnie pair

Drove with Jen and Christine, and met BRad and Michaela at the layby. The big path made climbing fairly easy and we were soon at the belach. From here it was just a flat walk to CnC. Cloud was just on the summit so no views. Headed back the way we came to ABB. Wiered walk as you cut though a little ...
by thand
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:28 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: East Dawhinnie pair
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Corryhabble Hill

Solo Turra show saturday walk in low cloud. Parked at the farm (out of the way) and started the walk. Cow fired was really muddy but the cows left me alone. Soon got onto the hill but missed the path as cloud was down. Climbed up the heather to the peat hags where I picked the path up (must have bee...
by thand
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:20 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Corryhabble Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 45

cows and cows and cows

Drove Brad and Jen down to Dalmally. Just about managed to find a layby to park in. Forecast was high winds but clear sky. As we started up the good path we were sheltered from the wind. Soon were passed by a herd of highland cows who were coming down for breakfast. Once we pealed off the path it wa...
by thand
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: cows and cows and cows
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a'Chreachain

Hadn;t been out for a while Drove Jen from Echt and nearly missed the turn off for the newer car park. clouds were above the summit and little snow left but the wind was cold. Inital walk along path ok but then we had to hop some streams and the path disappeared. We followed the river along the fenc...
by thand
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Achaladair & Beinn a'Chreachain
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Buachaille Etive Beag

Day 2 of the winter trip to Crianlarich. The wind had dropped and there was the promise of sun in Glencoe. Jen, BRad, EJ, Craig and I decided to do BEB. At the carpark it was obvious we were going to have blue skies but we were here now so pressed on. It was a steep climb, intially on path but then ...
by thand
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Buachaille Etive Beag
Replies: 0
Views: 41

An Caisteal

Day 1 of first annual winter trip. We (me, Jen, Brad, EJ and Craig) stayed at the Ochils Mountaineering Club hut and got there the night before for a few drinks. Hut has excellent faciltityes asnd good parking. Forecast was rubbish but manageable so we planned to climb An Caisteal with Bein A' Chroi...
by thand
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Caisteal
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Cairngorm freezer!

Plan was to walk up Cairngorm for sunrise with EJ and BRad. Ej would then head back down and Brad and I would head on to Macdui. Started off in the dark and cold and managed to navigate our way up jsut in time for sunrise. The forecast inversion never happened but the cloud was high so the mountains...
by thand
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cairngorm freezer!
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Sunny cairngorms

Got picked up by Jen and met Craig at Linn of Dee car park where we dodged the midges. Beautiful day (should have put on shorts) with heavy rain and lighning forecast for later and we made good progress up the track (should have brought bikes). Turned off up the hill the Beinn Bhreac whic was a fair...
by thand
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunny cairngorms
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Ben Alder

Drove Craig from the house and met Jen & Brad at Dalwhinnie Got told off by a resident fo rparking outside his house. While I was unpacking the bikes Criag managed to upset him further by going for a wee in th field opposite his conservatory.... expected to return to flat tyres. We set off in th...
by thand
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Alder
Replies: 0
Views: 61
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