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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: 268

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: 259

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: 201

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: 162

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: 322

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: 231

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: 310

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: 319

In the electric mist

I'm so far behind with my reports that it's scary. My life has been so hectic recently that I couldn't get around to writing them up, hopefully I'll have more quiet time at hand soon. In the meantime, a short story about one of the bike and hike Grahams we ticked off in late July. Carn na Braebaig i...
by BlackPanther
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: In the electric mist
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Facing some fears in Torridon

We were on Sgurr Dubh and Sgòrr nan Lochan Uaine on Sunday, fantastic day (well, keds were a bit annoying)! I remember being very reluctant to climb the Carls last year since Kevin kept teasing me it was a horrifying scramble. Turned out, I absolutely loved the experience. Glad you did, too :D Nothi...
by BlackPanther
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Facing some fears in Torridon
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Unsuccesful Hu(n)ti(n)g

The day we visited Rangag moors in search for the fallen Fortress was the last day of sunny weather in July. The second week of our holidays brought unsettled conditions with lingering cloud and passing showers. On such days, we prefer to stay away from the big rounds (what's the point in climbing i...
by BlackPanther
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Unsuccesful Hu(n)ti(n)g
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Aonach Beag & Mòr from Glen Nevis - Steep/Loose Descent

An alternative would be to partially reascend Aonach Beag and go down the SW ridge, which is a lot more pleasant. We were forced to return over AB when doing this route in winter conditions. The steep descent was far too dangerous. I remember that in 2017 a walker died in an accident when descendin...
by BlackPanther
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Aonach Beag & Mòr from Glen Nevis - Steep/Loose Descent
Replies: 9
Views: 566

The fallen Fortress

The day after Panther's Biathlon I was too knackered to even think about any mountains (and my backside was so sore I could hardly sit :lol: ) but the day was so lovely that it would be a sin to sit home, so Kevin suggested a trip to another crash site, up north this time. We had this one in mind la...
by BlackPanther
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The fallen Fortress
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Macdui, Derry and Mheadhoin

We did exactly that:
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33821
A long day but very rewarding!
by BlackPanther
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Macdui, Derry and Mheadhoin
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Lochnagar & The White Mounth, Stags, Eagles & Plane Wrec

Always nice to see photos from this corner of the woods :D Your first photo of the wreckage is actually part of the tail rudder. Surprising how much debris is still left up there. Most walkers don't even see half of it, many pieces are located lower down the slopes, like part of the second wing, a w...
by BlackPanther
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lochnagar & The White Mounth, Stags, Eagles & Plane Wreckage
Replies: 3
Views: 380
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