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Re: Skye-grilled

Enjoyed the report. 23 years ago we stayed at a cottage on the Loch shore near Luib; it was my son Ben's first holiday. Everyday i looked up at Glas Bheinn Mhor thinking i'd do it the next day. The weather turned rank so never got to go. However Ben and i walked Garb Bheinn and Marsco in 2019 and h...
by aaquater
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Skye-grilled
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Skye-grilled

SummitViews wrote:Fantastic report , that’s on my list to do :clap:

Thanks! It's a handy little route, just needs to be treated with a bit of respect! :D
by aaquater
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Skye-grilled
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Skye-grilled

our_route.gpx Or perhaps Skye-roasted. Neither word is recognised by dictionaries, and I guess the choice depends on whether Skye came closer to grilling me about my scrambling ability or roasting me for it. :think: :lol: Anyway. How long do you suppose one can listen to odes about Skye before popp...
by aaquater
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Skye-grilled
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Sailing More Without Sailing Back

There is also a sketchier path on the west side of the burn, which isn't obvious from the road - it only really appears a little way up the burn. I considered staying on the west going up, but then decided to take the path said to be clearer. In the end, the difference likely wouldn't have been tha...
by aaquater
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sailing More Without Sailing Back
Replies: 6
Views: 8347

Re: Sailing More Without Sailing Back

That last photo of the waterfall is incredible. I must get up there. Yeah, the waterfalls are wonderful. The level ground around them, not so much. I'd say it's better to do this walk after a few dry days, except waterfalls put on a better show in rainy weather... maybe in the wet, it's preferable ...
by aaquater
Mon May 31, 2021 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sailing More Without Sailing Back
Replies: 6
Views: 8347

Re: Sailing More Without Sailing Back

gld73 wrote:It's comforting to know that other people also suffer from the inability to differentiate between streams and paths ... :lol:

You're welcome! :lol: Not sure if it's due to thinking too much or not thinking enough... but I'm also not sure if coming across the answer would help much... :lol:
by aaquater
Mon May 31, 2021 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sailing More Without Sailing Back
Replies: 6
Views: 8347

Re: Meall an Tarsaid - heathery hell

Deep heather like this is so energy-sapping, it might be easier to trudge through 2 feet of fresh snow (although I don't know if snow on top of deep heather would negate or bolster each other)... but at least you made it back down before the rain! :D
by aaquater
Mon May 31, 2021 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall an Tarsaid - heathery hell
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Sailing More Without Sailing Back

our_route.gpx Sail away It's time to leave Rainy days Are yours to keep That's how Lauri sings it, and looking at the forecast, I was right there with him, joining in. Well, in spirit; nothing good would've resulted from me singing audibly... Either way. Low, rainy clouds were supposed to cover the...
by aaquater
Fri May 28, 2021 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sailing More Without Sailing Back
Replies: 6
Views: 8347

Re: Beinn a Ghlo

Went there in 2017, and the ground below Carn Liath was still very much an awful mess; a path like this is much appreciated! (Now all that's left is to drag the new descent path all the way up to Bealach an Fhiodha...)
by aaquater
Tue May 18, 2021 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a Ghlo
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Sitting Down Ain't Permitted

our_route.gpx How does the usual university student pass the time between the final exam and results day? Obviously, it's free time one could dedicate to hillwalking! 8) Over the 10 days since my final exam, I'd already done 3 walks, and the weather allowed me to keep going, so why would I deny it?...
by aaquater
Sun May 16, 2021 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sitting Down Ain't Permitted
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Re: Carn a'Gheoidh and An Socach (Braemar)

Neat :) Many eastern hills perhaps aren't the most rough or dramatic, but that in no way means they can't provide brilliant walks with amazing views. (Also, good to know that Baddoch Burn is easily crossable :wink: ) A collective noun for peat hags... a peat cult? I mean, cult(ivation) of the soil s...
by aaquater
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a'Gheoidh and An Socach (Braemar)
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: South Glenshiel Ridge 4 Eastern munros

Looks amazing! Hard to say if the snow masks or accentuates the contrast between the ridge's northern and southern sides - but at least it seemed to stay out of the way and not interfere with walking :D
by aaquater
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: South Glenshiel Ridge 4 Eastern munros
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Creag Ruadh (a quickie Kinloch Laggan graham)

It's not easy to link Creag Ruadh with anything else - but that just makes it a perfect hill for a day like this, the walk then devoid of 'I could've gone on'-style regrets :D
by aaquater
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Ruadh (a quickie Kinloch Laggan graham)
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh, An Stuc and Ben Lawers

A wonderful walk for the wonderful weather! High as it is, even Ben Lawers doesn't seem to pose snowy problems; if anything, the shrinking patches of snow give it more character. How could anyone see that and not feel enthusiastic? :D
by aaquater
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh, An Stuc and Ben Lawers
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Crawling Out from the Dungeon

I did this hill yesterday, should have done your longer and more interesting route but I wimped out and took the shorter option from the north as the weather had turned rubbish! That's what the northern approach has going for it, I suppose; it's the way to go when you want to reach the top as soon ...
by aaquater
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Crawling Out from the Dungeon
Replies: 2
Views: 862
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