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Re: Now that's what I call Education Recovery Planning! - Vo

I was hoping somebody might do this route for Beinn Donachain before we get around to it, so thank you :D :D It's a bit of a drive for us, but these days we're running out of new hills close to home.

Luna looks the happiest dog in the world!
by BlackPanther
Thu May 06, 2021 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Now that's what I call Education Recovery Planning! - Vol 1
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Meall Dubh from Inverlael

Ahh the infamous Meall Dubh. Kevin almost lost his foot to frostbite here :lol: :lol: :lol: It probably looks just as wet every time of the year. Not a very popular hill, but I agree it's a quick one to get to from Inverness. In the past, there was uncertainty about the true summit of this hill. The...
by BlackPanther
Thu May 06, 2021 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dubh from Inverlael
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Bonkers way up An Coileachan

Useful report on a couple of my outstanding Munros. I like steep ascents, as it gets them over with quicker. My new e-bike was delivered today, so that looks a good approach route for the Fannichs. Did you get an picture of the wild camping spot near the Lodge? We didn't really pay much attention t...
by BlackPanther
Thu May 06, 2021 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bonkers way up An Coileachan
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Bonkers way up An Coileachan

Kevin had a few extra days off to use in April and I spent hours online, looking for interesting routes, printing maps and hunting for grid references to crash sites. In the end, I produced a big pile of printouts and a large folder of GPS routes, all with hope that weather cooperates. Sadly, the wa...
by BlackPanther
Wed May 05, 2021 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bonkers way up An Coileachan
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: So how busy was it?

We were up that way too at the weekend (Badrallach specifically). As you say, relatively quiet roads, but the Wyvis carpark (including another layby about 0.5 miles north of the official carpark) as well as the pull-ins at either end of the Fannaichs, and the Shenavall/An Teallach parking area were...
by BlackPanther
Wed May 05, 2021 4:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So how busy was it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3296

The ridge that nobody climbs

It all started last year when the new reality forced us to search for alternative routes up the hills we had already climbed rather than driving for 2 hours to tick off something new. I even created a list of " bizarre ideas for well known mountains" and it is now proving useful. Going up ...
by BlackPanther
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The ridge that nobody climbs
Replies: 1
Views: 467

An Cabar - winter returns

The second week of April saw a short return of winter conditions in northern Scotland. We thought it was a good opportunity to bag An Cabar, a small yet very intriguing mountain situated just south of Loch Fannich. I was told it offered fantastic views to the surrounding higher hills and was worth s...
by BlackPanther
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Cabar - winter returns
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Re: So how busy was it?

Loch Lochy M's on Saturday (17.04). About 10 cars. I guess too far from the central belt for the mad crowd :wink: We took an alternative route up the eastern ridge and saw nobody until the very summit but for a golden eagle. A few groups of walkers on the way down. I had expected more people, maybe ...
by BlackPanther
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So how busy was it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3296

Spring picnic close to heaven

We had fantastic time on Carn nan Gobhar on Good Friday, despite high cloud and occasional gusts of wind. The next morning, weather was superb, with blue sky inviting us to visit another hill. I was hoping for Tom a' Choinich and Toll Creagach in Glen Affric but since they looked still in full winte...
by BlackPanther
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Spring picnic close to heaven
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Affric-an Easter: Càrn nan Gobhar

Carn nan Gobhar is usually climbed as a starter to the Mullardoch round and as such, never fully appreciated. Most walkers hardly notice it on their way to much more attractive Sgurr na Lapaich, but I always felt that Carn nan Gobhar deserved more thorough exploration. It is close enough to home to ...
by BlackPanther
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Affric-an Easter: Càrn nan Gobhar
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Affric-an holidays: Aonach Shasuinn

Having climbed Aonach Shasuinn before by the most popular route (Ceann Aonach Shasuinn ridge to the summit and back down the same way), we always wanted to traverse more tops when repeating this Corbett. Our idea was to include Carn nan Coireachan Cruaidh and Cnap na Stri (both are SIMMS) in a circu...
by BlackPanther
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Affric-an holidays: Aonach Shasuinn
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Re: Affric-an holidays: Carn nam Bad

Good to see that most of that route is still walkable :D . I thought that the powerline works might have taken some sections of it out. Annoyingly the original Beauly-Denny line went along the bottom of Strathglass, but it got moved up onto the moorland with the upgrade to make it less visible. I s...
by BlackPanther
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Affric-an holidays: Carn nam Bad
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Affric-an holidays: Càrn Mhic an Toisich

We had been to Càrn Mhic an Toisich twice before. The first time was from Bhlaraidh in Glen Moriston , the second time from Dundreggan using the old drovers track called Eve's road. The second route joins the access track for Beauly-Deny powerline, making it possible to walk up to 550m without much ...
by BlackPanther
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Affric-an holidays: Càrn Mhic an Toisich
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Re: Farr and away the most windfarmy route to Carn na h-Easg

We did this one in winter and using the shortest route from Lynebeg, nearly got frozen solid on the summit :lol: :lol: No doubt I'll hit that elusive 30th ascent sometime this year.... Good luck with the 30th attempt! :D We have a similar thing with Carn na Coinnich, which is our closest Graham. Giv...
by BlackPanther
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Farr and away the most windfarmy route to Carn na h-Easgainn
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Affric-an holidays: Wellington T2707

Interesting report BP, enjoyed reading that Thanks, you never know what you might find when walking the local hills :lol: We have a few more crash sites on our radar this year, but some of them are in Moray so it has to wait till restrictions are eased. Others are on high ground and hidden in peat ...
by BlackPanther
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Affric-an holidays: Wellington T2707
Replies: 2
Views: 836
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