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Re: Hart Fell, parking proper, a spa, and a tub of beef!

Good point about the parking. We got it right, but it would be an understandable mistake to go to the farm. It is not too taxing a walk apart from when you go down from the summit westwards and then up very sharply. Plenty of alternatives. We came off too far east and missed going down the 'Tub, thu...
by lairdoharray
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hart Fell, parking proper, a spa, and a tub of beef!
Replies: 6
Views: 6889

Re: Carn na Caim & A'Bhuidheanach Bheag from Dalwhinnie

Thanks for a great report. I came unstuck today in the mist which came in after I started. I was put off by the remarks that you had read as well. Bit of a pity, but I really was not confident, so I went down. You made great time for your trip. may you have many more great adventures!
by lairdoharray
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn na Caim & A'Bhuidheanach Bheag from Dalwhinnie
Replies: 2
Views: 3678

BACK ON THE TRAIL: STUC A'CHROIN REDEMPTION

I needed something not too steep to ease myself back in after 8 months of relatively level going. I have lost a bit of weight in that time, but the legs are nearly 65 years old and uphill seems to get harder. However, I am not giving up. On the contrary, I have cut away back on golf in favour of som...
by lairdoharray
Fri May 24, 2019 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: BACK ON THE TRAIL: STUC A'CHROIN REDEMPTION
Replies: 0
Views: 183

THE COMEBACK STARTS

Keepleft.jpg I gave up golf club membership to do more hills, but had climbed nothing since September 2018. However, after shedding some excess flab and done a bit on the flat, I wanted to get going. Stuc A'Chroin from Callander seemed not too steep. All the books say that it is a boring slog, but ...
by lairdoharray
Mon May 20, 2019 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: THE COMEBACK STARTS
Replies: 0
Views: 233

THE HEINZ HILL

Stob Dubh was Munro 57, hence the Heinz comment. Too much of their stuff and other food has meant that I am 25 pounds heavier than last year and it showed. However, the classic route is kind to wee old fat men like me and I am truly grateful to National Trust Scotland for their great work on the pat...
by lairdoharray
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: THE HEINZ HILL
Replies: 1
Views: 883

ANOTHER ARRAARGHAR ALP

A straightforward walk and a great way to get back to the hills after several months off. Not too hard and on a clear day views would be sublime. AARGH! The curse of this area with regard to weather struck again. 5 minutes from the top, mist rolled in. It lifted fleetingly to reveal some nice sample...
by lairdoharray
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: ANOTHER ARRAARGHAR ALP
Replies: 0
Views: 880

THIRD TIME LUCKY

I had two false starts for this walk, with disappointing cancellations at the last minute, but today put it right. It was well worth waiting for. Weather was great although windy and cold further up. Great views. Excellent paths all the way. We did most of the ridge except Craig na Caillich as time ...
by lairdoharray
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: THIRD TIME LUCKY
Replies: 0
Views: 930

4 SEASONS, 4 MUNROS AND A CORBETT

2 hrs drive from Glasgow exactly. 8 hrs exactly away from the car. 1 hr between each Munro. Weather not great to start and deteriorated to the point of despond, but faith in the forecast was rewarded. Couldn't believe how quickly I got up Geal Charn despite a wrong turn at the start that cost height...
by lairdoharray
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 4 SEASONS, 4 MUNROS AND A CORBETT
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Re: Second time around with a great day on Beinn a' Ghlo

Pleased that you had a great day. Honest man, too, in going back to do it 'properly'! I climbed the 3 in 1991 on the day that Motherwell won the cup. weather in Perthshire did as they forecast and it was only the skill of my late friend Colin that got us round. My instinct said one thing, his compas...
by lairdoharray
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Second time around with a great day on Beinn a' Ghlo
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

OUTFOXED IT!

I first set eyes on Ben Dorain in 1973 as the train entered Horseshoe Curve. Wow! "That is steep!", I thought. As years went on, I really fancied climbing it, but not by that way. The revelation that there was a back door was great. But then, I heard of 'The slough of despond' as Ralph Sto...
by lairdoharray
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: OUTFOXED IT!
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Hill of Stake and Misty Law

A great day. Plenty of sunshine and a few snow flurries. A few km away in Lochwinnoch the streets were very wet! The clouds provided shadows amongst the bright sun and it was photographers dream. However, a photographer needs a (working ) camera and yours truly had lifted the wrong one from home.......
by lairdoharray
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hill of Stake and Misty Law
Replies: 0
Views: 1952

Re: Ben Vane - the wee nutter...

Thanks for these excellent photos. I saw none of the views when I was there in September: the curse of the Arrochar Alps struck again. I have only ever had one clear day, for my second climb of Ben Narnain in November (2008), interestingly. Hope you have a productive New Year!
by lairdoharray
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:24 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Vane - the wee nutter...
Replies: 21
Views: 19011

HILL WALKING TAPAS

This was a walk with 27 overseas students who go to my church in Glasgow! Less than 25 miles pleasant drive, good parking, and then an easy walk up a great path with well maintained steps in places. Views all the way, apart from the forest at the bottom which has red squirrels. No false summits, alt...
by lairdoharray
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: HILL WALKING TAPAS
Replies: 0
Views: 1885

ARROCHAR WEATHER STRIKES AGAIN

That's all the Arrochar Alp Munros done now and every one has been in dodgy weather! Add the Cobbler for good measure. Hard work today. Plan A had been to do the Cairnwell 3, which would have been less climbing, but my pal was worried about fog up there. Hah! We saw virtually nothing up and down Ben...
by lairdoharray
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:19 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: ARROCHAR WEATHER STRIKES AGAIN
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

'..one may have to move fast between trains...'

The SMC book on Munros states that for the expedition from Corrour station to climb Sgor Gaibhre and Carn Dearg '..one may have to move fast to complete it between the morning and evening trains' : you do! There was a gap of 7 hours and 5 minutes that Thursday and I had 15 minutes to spare. The midg...
by lairdoharray
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: '..one may have to move fast between trains...'
Replies: 0
Views: 709

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