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First hill of the year!

With only three weeks to go before the big summer trip to Scotland it was a bit late to start hill training, but it was a start and good to catch up with Neil. Weather was hot and I was quite dehydrated after the first climb, thank goodness for the pit stop at the Pen y Gwryd (pity there won't be an...
by snowdonia7
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:02 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: First hill of the year!
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Fhidhleir's elbow? No, but I did have cyclist's ****!

our_route.gpx Getting on the bikes at Linn of Dee I was quite tender, and wondering why we had saved the route with the most cycling until the last day :crazy: At white bridge this time we continued straight on in a SW then southerly direction. Then at a fork in the river we went west following the...
by snowdonia7
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:07 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fhidhleir's elbow? No, but I did have cyclist's ****!
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Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor from Linn of Dee

our_route.gpx Day 5 of our Cairngorm trip and the fourth in succession from Linn of Dee started with the best weather of the week - the car park at Linn of Dee was pretty full of fair weather (or maybe just more sensible) walkers. At least the cycle out was slightly different as we followed the roa...
by snowdonia7
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor from Linn of Dee
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Thoughts of a good view are all in Mheadhoin

our_route.gpx So day 4 of our late summer tour began cold and damp, and we cycled the increasingly familiar route from Linn of Dee to Derry lodge in full waterproofs, but the weather forecast suggested things would pick up and we were hopeful for a cloud-free munro (well we live in hope :D ). We le...
by snowdonia7
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:17 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Thoughts of a good view are all in Mheadhoin
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a'Chaorainn and Bhreac

our_route.gpx As predicted the weather on Tuesday morning was poor and we left Linn of Dee in the rain, we cycled past Derry lodge and headed up Glen Derry. On the track through the wooded area we spotted a couple of feint tracks marked by very small cairns, but assumed these were not the main rout...
by snowdonia7
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: a'Chaorainn and Bhreac
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Carn a'Mhaim in 200 minutes

our_route.gpx On only the second day of our week in the Cairngorms, Neil and I decided to have a relatively easy day (which in retrospect was not our best decision as it meant the next four days would be getting harder as we got more weary) :crazy: In what was to become a familiar feature of the we...
by snowdonia7
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a'Mhaim in 200 minutes
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Views: 1441

Ben Avon Double flatty

our_route.gpx Having missed our annual summer munro bagging trip Neil and I arranged a week in Braemar to bike and hike to some of the peaks in the Cairngorms, and our first trip was Beinn a' Bhuird and Ben Avon from Keiloch. The high pressure that had contributed to such fine weather the previous ...
by snowdonia7
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Avon Double flatty
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Wishing for a bike in Glen Lochay

our_route.gpx As soon as I started off I knew it was going to be a bad day, both of my achilles were very painful and flat ground seemed to be the worst and I had plenty of that ahead of me. I really wished I had brought a bike. Well I had traveled all the way to Scotland and I wasn't prepared to g...
by snowdonia7
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Wishing for a bike in Glen Lochay
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A Daimh dam drenching

our_route.gpx After the soaking on Friday, I was hoping things would be a little better, although the weather forecast wasn't too promising. I arrived at just before 10am and it was still dry, although it was threatening rain. I passed a group of four on the initial climb to the ridge above Coire B...
by snowdonia7
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Daimh dam drenching
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Views: 497

Beinn Bhuidhe

our_route.gpx It had been 15 months since my last munro, in fact in that time I had hardly climbed anything more than a flight of stairs (and as I live in a bungalow there hadn't been too many of them). In that time it had been too easy to find excuses not to make the trip up to Scotland (6 hours t...
by snowdonia7
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Summer Tour Day 7 - 3 from Luiblea

our_route.gpx We set off at 7 am for our last walk of the week (and follows another night of being eaten by midges) and we wore shorts as it had looked fairly clear at the start; however, soon after we got onto the open fell we were subjected to a bitingly cold wind from the east that remained all ...
by snowdonia7
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Tour Day 7 - 3 from Luiblea
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Summer Tour Day 6 - Creag Meagaidh Circuit

our_route.gpx What the night before had seemed like a lovely camping spot turned out to be a midgey trap and I was bitten to bits. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/14503564606_df5200826b_c.jpg Camping Creag Meagaidh Centre (midge trap) by snowdonia7 , on Flickr Initially the plan was to just do ...
by snowdonia7
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Tour Day 6 - Creag Meagaidh Circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Summer Tour Day 5 - East of Drumochter

our_route.gpx The long walks of the day before were still very much in my legs as we set off today and I struggled with the relatively simple pull up from Balsporran cottages. Once again the clag was down and we needed to navigate to find the summit, and no views when we arrived. https://farm4.stat...
by snowdonia7
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Tour Day 5 - East of Drumochter
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Views: 594

Summer Tour Day 4 - Four from Culra

our_route.gpx Yet another dreary day greeted us as we left the bothy, although we were soon warmed by the dreadful pull up the heather covered slopes of Cairn Dearg - if there is a path or an easy line we missed it. However, like all hills you top out eventually and we took a quick breather at the ...
by snowdonia7
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Tour Day 4 - Four from Culra
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Views: 514

Summer Tour Day 3 (Ben Alder)

our_route.gpx After a night in the 'presidential suite' at Culra bothy (we decided to take our chances with the asbestos and found ourselves alone in the bothy) we set out for Ben Alder in murky conditions yet again. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3886/14339980549_82f3b1dc67_c.jpg Neil in Culra bot...
by snowdonia7
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Tour Day 3 (Ben Alder)
Replies: 0
Views: 872
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