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The one that got away - Carn nan tri-tighearnan

The one that got away - Carn nan tri-tighearnan


Postby Jaxter » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:29 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Càrn nan Tri-tighearnan

Date walked: 31/10/2020

Distance: 9.76 km

Ascent: 412m

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High winds forecast, but the weather was looking decent otherwise. Carn nan Tri-tighearnan was a hill that we had been looking at for a while, but Malky's description of it was so unappealing that we hadn't been tempted yet. Today was the day... After some serious debating about routes we decided to head up it from Daless - a long drive around to end up around 10 miles from where we started :lol:

The last few minutes of road were dreadful and Colonel Mustard was not happy about it. But we parked the car up and managed to put hats and gloves on without them blowing away (just). There were lots of people around looking like they were probably something to do with shooting things.
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People, dogs and shooting vehicles
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As we headed up the track we could see back along the glen - it seemed so remote!
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It was easy walking underfoot but definitely uphill
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We climbed up onto the spur of the ridge and could see down the Findhorn
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It was really impressive as we could see further down the glen
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Looking back - although it was a beautiful day it was brutally windy and already difficult to walk
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Looking ahead we could see our track climbing uphill - unfortunately we had to drop down a little to cross the burn first :roll:
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Bit of a landslip above the burn
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After crossing the burn we found a wee bit of shelter and stopped for lunch before continuing up the track. We felt the first few spots of rain...
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Looking back - we were contemplating following this track back as an alternative
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Some really vivid rainbows
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Standing still enough to get photos was difficult!
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We reached the end of the track. This was where the hell was going to start - initially the ground was a bit lumpy but not too bad. We climbed over some lumps before starting to drop down into peat hags...we figured the easiest route was just to walk through them :lol:
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Hag-tastic!
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More hags!
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We were finally out the worst of the hags and could see the final few metres ahead
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Looking out over the firth
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Malky almost there...
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Ben Rinnes on the skyline
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Struggling to stand up :crazy:
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Looking west - this was another of our route options up. Also looked hellish :lol:
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We were not for hanging around - despite having some great views we were getting blown around all over the place. So it was time to head back to the hags...
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Heading through the hags again
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A tree that had grown in the hags - swaying around because it had grown too high to be protected :lol:
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I was exhausted and as soon as we were out of the hags and unprotected I could barely stand and kept falling over. We dropped back into a hag for a bit of a breather and a snack before managing to get back to the track. Going down was easier than coming up, even through the wind was probably stronger than before now :crazy:
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We decided to go back the same way - probably less ascent overall
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Finally we got back to the car and I was far too knackered so let Malky drive home. We went the other way back in order to see Dulsie Bridge which was very impressive!
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The weather was completely wild and we were very glad to be back home, safe from falling trees and flying debris :lol:

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