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Hello, still alive.....just

Hello, still alive.....just


Postby Dc0u15 » Sat May 30, 2009 5:31 pm

Thought I'd drop in and say hi, joined last year after conquering lochnagar to see what the other munros are I have to climb. First post today, after looking for a less challenging munro in your forums etc. Seemed to be a consensus that The three at Cairnwell were 'easy' ones to get done in a day, so I set off and got there at 8 this morning. Spent the day thinking I was going to die. I finally managed it ( after much soul searching at the junction to Cairnwell, my last one - up, or down and leave it for another day???) and am pleased to add 3 to the 1 I already have. I am now aching all over, cannot feel my feet or legs unless I try to move them and then I think I'm going to die again (You may have gathered that I am not at the peak of my physical fitness!).

BUT on the way home I stopped of in Ballater to buy more walking gear and already trying to work out which one to try and kill myself on next! These will get me fit!!
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Re: Hello, still alive.....just

Postby Paul Webster » Sat May 30, 2009 5:42 pm

Hi and welcome to the site. Try not to kill yourself off too soon, you've only just got here. :lol:
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Re: Hello, still alive.....just

Postby cjwaugh » Sat May 30, 2009 8:54 pm

Welcom to the site it will get easier honest :wink: :roll:
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Re: Hello, still alive.....just

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun May 31, 2009 8:31 am

Of course the term "easy" is relative! Some hills where you don't have to walk miles to get there are around the Cairngorm ski areas, you can drive or get a bus to the car park then it's just a hike of half an hour to the best bits.
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Re: Hello, still alive.....just

Postby Dc0u15 » Sun May 31, 2009 11:08 am

What? They don't all have car parks half way up??????
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Re: Hello, still alive.....just

Postby sloosh » Sun May 31, 2009 11:55 am

Dc0u15 wrote:What? They don't all have car parks half way up??????

Sadly, no. But some of them do have chairlifts and gondolas. :twisted:
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Re: Hello, still alive.....just

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun May 31, 2009 2:42 pm

Aaaaah, the gondola of Aonach Mhor... why don't we just bite the bullet and put them on all of our hills? It's not as though they are compulsory; anyone who wants to walk can do so, while the rest of us get wheeched up effortlessly, without all that sweating, gasping, clutching-at-the-heart-and-thinking-its-all-over sort of thing. Lets face it,hillwalking is great apart from the actual walking up hills part !
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Re: Hello, still alive.....just

Postby Myth » Sun May 31, 2009 9:54 pm

Well done on the Cairnwell trip - I suspect doing a pair of the hills on the "other" side would be a lot easier...

And I too love the Braemar (and Ballater) mountain shops - can never go through without rummaging, and spending too much!
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