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Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Yes quite irresistible when travelling back from Aonaich Mhoir to reach the A9. :) Had a look in my SMC book, a recent present, to find no mention of the approach from the Western side. The times when I had been to Schiehallion the approach had been from the East. Bit of a scratching of a path early...
by gaffr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:26 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Lairig Ghru in the 1970s

Yes you are right it was not much of a bothy. Only stayed in it once after biking into Einich after work and getting over Angels and Cairn Toul for a rendezvous in the Lairig. Had a few hours on the bench before getting back to the old Muddy Fox.
by gaffr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lairig Ghru in the 1970s
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Yes, definitely one for the use of the bike.:-) had time before heading for home to get onto Schiehallion from the western side.
by gaffr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Lairig Ghru in the 1970s

Hello....I first went through to our overnight at Corrour bothy in 1959 with some school mates to do the summits... Three on the west side of the Lairig and the two to the East. I can't recall that the path was much different then than it is today. Well apart from the water deflector ditches on the ...
by gaffr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:03 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lairig Ghru in the 1970s
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Is it possible to walk from Achlean to Loch Einich?

Hello, No need for a link... Just obtain an Ordnance Survey map for the area or pay 20 pounds for an annual subscription to have both the 1:50,000 and the 1:25,000 maps on line and on your phone.:-)
Proper maps... Not micky mouse maps.
by gaffr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to walk from Achlean to Loch Einich?
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: North Ridge Spidean a' Choire Leith

Hello, This report had me scrambling back to my archives for 1979. :) A Grantown Grammar School group for their Award Scheme trip over four days asked me to check them out over the four days. Their schedule was train to Achnashellach then up through Coulin Estate to have a camp near to Kinlochewe. I...
by gaffr
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: North Ridge Spidean a' Choire Leith
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Drumguish to Blair Atholl: in a big country.

Very fine images of your trip in the quieter parts of the Cairngorms. I too got caught out by the Footbridge ( close to Baileguish) that has moved upstream when coming over in the opposite direction from Glen Feshie. Had crossed over on the bridge in the past that is still marked on the O.S. maps th...
by gaffr
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Drumguish to Blair Atholl: in a big country.
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Braeriach from Whitewell and Loch Einich - Bike n hike

Always a fine combination... Bike and twin burn route onto the three big hills on that side of the Cairngorms. I have started the bike part by a trail or path either side of the Baird and Barrie memorial both close to where a vehicle can be left.
by gaffr
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:11 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Braeriach from Whitewell and Loch Einich - Bike n hike
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Beinn Dearg and Beinn Breac questions

Well, it is a Munro at head height when you stand on the summit. :lol: I cycled in from Calvine many years back...bike left at .399 ..crossed the Bruar ...over Dearg and onto Beinn Bhreac..returned over Dearg. Pleasant quiet day out without seeing another human. Probably the only time that I will be...
by gaffr
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:58 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Dearg and Beinn Breac questions
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Bac an Eich the steep way

I recall this hill well when trying out one of the old yellow GPS things....I had plotted a few waypoints from the Map at home and onto a further Corbett, whose name I don't remember, that was some distance from the Eich but with a hard February frost progress was reasonable to get back to the motor...
by gaffr
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:12 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bac an Eich the steep way
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Garbh Bheinn by The Great Ridge

I agree with you it is one of the very fine classic ridges in Scotland so much so that I returned three times for this one a definite three star route. :) As you say direct to the very summit.
by gaffr
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Garbh Bheinn by The Great Ridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1720

Re: Creag Meagaid?

Hello Outandabout....If you try page 6 of my 'come blow your horn' section of the scribblings that I have made on here. :lol: A walk around the rim of Coire Ardair sent in on the 26/09/2010. This will give a flavour perhaps of the walk made. Since you are in Inverness and on account of the weather t...
by gaffr
Tue May 25, 2021 7:08 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creag Meagaid?
Replies: 21
Views: 3656

Re: Curved Ridge and Crowberry Tower (Front)

Hello....Very pleasant images on your video of the Curved Ridge. I much prefer your use of the stick?, held in front, to enable the video to be made. The videos that I have seen of folks making a recording using a camera fixed to the helmet are not pleasant to watch. I agree with you that the ridge ...
by gaffr
Mon May 24, 2021 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Curved Ridge and Crowberry Tower (Front)
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Creag Meagaid?

Maybe I picked up this post wrongly. I thought that the folks were asking about a traverse of the three Munros? Carn Liath, the one above the window and then onto Creag Meagaidh. The footbridge would be reached after doing the complete horseshoe...at close to the finish at Aberarder. If following th...
by gaffr
Mon May 24, 2021 11:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creag Meagaid?
Replies: 21
Views: 3656

Re: Apprehension

I agree with you Essan that plans for a trip in the hills can be adjusted according to the conditions found on the day. We have all had to do that. As WHM said in one of his books...if I can recall about a day on the Isle of Arran 'that hard times need no seeking'. Although on that occasion he was r...
by gaffr
Mon May 24, 2021 8:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Apprehension
Replies: 18
Views: 8601
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