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Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!


Postby dooterbang » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:06 pm

Route description: Meall a' Bhuachaille circuit, Glenmore

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Bhuachaille

Date walked: 11/03/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 487m

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The weekend had arrived, the WH Aviemore gig would provide the opportunity to finally engage with some fellow walkers....
walkers whos reputations where bigger than a hollywood celebs :D ....my first walk would be with the one they call the "Monty".

Having read his reports these last 6 months i was fearful i would not keep up with such a beast - i had put in some epic walks these last few weeks to hopefully keep site of his tail.

My plan to stay fit, and in top shape, was scuppered as on Thursday night i spent a very enjoyable late evening with a friend.....i got home Friday morn 2am :shock:

With 3 hours sleep i left the glorious East End of Glasgow for my 3 hour drive to Aviemore, is Glasgow twinned with Aviemore...... it should be judging by the amount of dodgy Star Wars Bar style Nightclubs!!

The snow, wind and mist was in full force from Perth onwards....WTF was i doing driving up here when i could have been in a warm bed :? As i reached Newtonmore a text from Danrun confirmed my fears, the big walk was off.

I met Monty, Danrun and Alan in Aviemore. Once i started to understand the Klingon like accent we managed to arrange to do a Corbett near Glenmore Lodge - by now the snow had stopped and the sunshine was belting across the hilltops.

Meall a'Bhuachaille would be the Corbett - our route

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From the car park at Glenmore Lodge follow the track NE through the wooded area which brings you to the Bothy
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A few minutes was explored in the Bothy - Mountainstar (Alan) has stayed in all but 2, i've yet to kip in 1 :shock:

Ahead was the easy ascent which we would follow NW to reach the summit.

Monty took the lead and i followed him, Alan and Danrun took it easy a few minutes behind.

I was wondering if i would be out of my depth trying to keep up with an ex army, ex navy, marathon running super fit specimen.........after 100m i had to push him out of the way to get past as he was holding me up :wink:

With a clear view ahead i was soon on the summit, Monty arrived blue faced, puffing and panting 10 minutes later .... "that was tough" he spluttered, "your having a laugh" i quipped.....was this the same Monty from the WH website????
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Danrun and Alan soon arrived and we all had a quick bite to eat.

We headed South down the SW face of Meall a'Bhuachaille

Monty started running and took an almighty tumble before jumping to his feet like a ninja turtle, Danrun had predicted this.

The snow was deep and we all had good fun heading to lower grounds.
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We soon picked up the wooded area and followed the path East to Glenmore Lodge
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This was a nice little hill that presented no difficulties at all.
Monty, Danrun and Alan provided great chat, knowledge and banter.

Poor Monty got it tight from everyone for not getting to that summit first......tomorrow was another day and i looked forward to our next challenge, i'm sure Monty was also :) .
Last edited by dooterbang on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby iainwatson » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:21 pm

superb photos paul! and an amusing read,shame you never caught the tumble on video ha ha ha
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby monty » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:27 pm

Superb report Dooterbang. Seems like i am a spent force now :lol: :lol: :lol: Now where did a put ma carpet slippers :lol:
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby dooterbang » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:36 pm

monty wrote:Seems like i am a spent force now


Never. i think you just sat back and fed our egos a little....a good father figure :lol:
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby danrun » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:13 pm

quality paul... look forward to catching up again in the better weather.

monty will be using that photo of u on top of the Bhuachaile as his new motivator....

I MUST BEAT DOOTERBANG.......... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby mountainstar » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:27 pm

Now I'm back, with some reflection I think I now know the real reason why Dooterbang beat the flagging Monty up that hill, as we found out Dooterbang turned out to be a Hollywood action hero/German porn star, and we all know how his type have endless "staying power" & "oomph" Whilst sadly it was revealled, that Monty is somewhat lacking in these "activities" nowadays....poor Monty :( :lol: :lol: :lol:
And now I can present the latest WH video....
Showing now here....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbKjiLPNuHA[/youtube]
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby walk aboot » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:35 pm

The video's great but the soundtrack, well the guy singing it is alright I suppose, but I prefer monty's version 8) :D :lol:
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby Stretch » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:40 pm

Love it Alan, awesome choice of music, although we really need to get Monty's rendition on tape haha.
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby Paul Webster » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:03 pm

Top video, you are getting a bit good at putting these together mountainstar :lol:
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby mountainstar » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:01 pm

Perhaps Nicholas Cage could put a word in, in the Hollywood circles :D
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Re: Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:06 am

Great, amusing report and some cracking quality pics. The video made me laugh but I hoped to see the fall and ninja like recovery :lol: maybe next time.
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