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Up Arkle with Mr Hickey

The hills of the far north (like Arkle) taste best in autumn. Some routes might be too long for shorter days but nothing compares to a nice ridge walked in September colours :D Weather is more likely to be capricious though but as we experienced during our recent visits to the north-west, it pays to...
by BlackPanther
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Up Arkle with Mr Hickey
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Re: Buidhe Bheinn, from Glenshiel rather than Kinloch Hourn

From all the comments (more than expected for a dull, uneventful walk report!), it seems Buidhe Bheinn has been a bit of a disobliging hill for a lot of folks, having to go back and get bagged in place of Sgurr a Bhac Chaolais :shock: Must have caused many headaches as the actual Corbett summit wan...
by BlackPanther
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Buidhe Bheinn, from Glenshiel rather than Kinloch Hourn
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Mr Hickey finds the passage!

Another good one, BP - looks familiar 😉 This is one set of hills I definitely plan to revisit - just wish I was as close to them as you are ! - cheers Thanks, RH, agree Quinag is not a mountain to visit only once, just as other Assynt hills. We are currently doing a second round of the Assynt/Coiga...
by BlackPanther
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mr Hickey finds the passage!
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Buidhe Bheinn, from Glenshiel rather than Kinloch Hourn

We did the very same route when climbing Buidhe Beinn. I had a splitting headache that day and Kevin suffered from consuming too much dairy, but it was still one of the best ridge walks in our career. I guess the best way to enjoy BB and SBC would be a full traverse from Glen Shiel to Kinloch Hourn ...
by BlackPanther
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Buidhe Bheinn, from Glenshiel rather than Kinloch Hourn
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Mr Hickey finds the passage!

Back in 2012, my first visit to Quinag was a Rite of Passage for me, at least in the subject of Corbetts. They are always harder to multi-bag than Munros, considering they must have at least 500ft of reascent. 7 Munros in a single day? Can be done (South Glen Shiel)! 7 Corbetts? Ehmm... :problem: :p...
by BlackPanther
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mr Hickey finds the passage!
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: A visit to the Rogie Falls at last

The falls have been busy this year. We drove past the Rogie car park many times on trips to Torridon and Assynt, it was always packed to bursting. We used to pick mushrooms in Contin but about 5 years ago the place was discovered by commercial pickers. Hard to find anything now and whatever is growi...
by BlackPanther
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A visit to the Rogie Falls at last
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp

Many congrats from us, too! :clap: :clap: :clap: What a trip to finish the long journey!

I'm in the process of writing my own walk report on Quinag, it's such a fantastic mountain. Might wait a few days to post it though :wink:
by BlackPanther
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Quinag (#222) - a Corbetts' compleation camp
Replies: 50
Views: 687

Panther comes back for green and black!

Why is WEST always BEST? Because the best mountains are on the western side of Scotland! It doesn't mean that I don't like the Cairngorms or Aberdeenshire, or the north-east (Caithness and Sutherland). Every corner of the country has its charms, but every time we take the western bearing, my heart b...
by BlackPanther
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Panther comes back for green and black!
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Interview with the Vampire

"So you've been here for sixty six years? All that time? Poor old thing..." She is looking at me curiously. Her eyes are the lightest shade of blue I've ever seen in a human being, her skin is near snow-white with a slight tint of pink. She could be a vampire herself. Yes, I have been lyi...
by BlackPanther
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Interview with the Vampire
Replies: 0
Views: 193

The lost Swordsman of Tolmount

Last summer we returned to Glen Callater to re-investigate the Canberra on Càrn an t-Sagairt Mòr . We were aware of a second plane crash site in this area, that of a RN Fairey Swordfish, but there was so much of the Canberra to find and photograph that we didn't have time to search for the second wr...
by BlackPanther
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The lost Swordsman of Tolmount
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Black Panther takes the Scalp

At the beginning, apologies for me being so late posting my August/September reports. This is the first of them; another six are yet to come, several of them including visits to plane crash sites. Hopefully I will find time to write them all up. I'm so overloaded with unsorted photos that my PC is c...
by BlackPanther
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Black Panther takes the Scalp
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Re: Ben Tee from Laggan Locks by bus

We did this route twice in winter conditions, looks a whole different world with lush vegetation!

I remember that dilapidated stile, I almost broke my leg trying to clamber over when it was covered in ice... I see there is an easier way through now, just as well :wink:
by BlackPanther
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Tee from Laggan Locks by bus
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Cruach Innse and Sgùrr Innse, 2 corbetts by the Grey Cor

We also have a Corsa but we never slept in it :lol: :lol: A bit too small for two :wink:

I'm looking forward to repeating the Innses, maybe even this autumn (if weather is kind in this direction). Stob Ban is on our list for a full winter traverse. Hopefully we get a decent winter this year.
by BlackPanther
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cruach Innse and Sgùrr Innse, 2 corbetts by the Grey Corries
Replies: 4
Views: 156

I have a screw loose

Mullach Coire nan Geur-oirean not only has the longest name on the Graham list, it is also one of the least convenient 2000ft hills to climb. At least for us it was. If doing a multi day traverse, one could combine it with Gulvain or the surrounding Corbetts, but for a single day trip, it is a long ...
by BlackPanther
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: I have a screw loose
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: In the electric mist

Graeme D wrote:Almost certainly the first time I have seen the phrase "electric mist" and the word "capricious" in the same report!


Just trying to be original :lol: :lol: If I called it "Carn na Braebaig by bike", nobody would bother to read it :wink:
by BlackPanther
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: In the electric mist
Replies: 2
Views: 247
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