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Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws


by Graeme D » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:45 am

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Craigowl Hill

Date walked: 18/03/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 560m

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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby Merry-walker » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:59 pm

Graeme, what a journey you guys have had. Unless people have been through something like this, it can be difficult to imagine how scarey this must have been.

Hope your beautiful wife and gorgeous daughter Ailsa are thriving.

Oh, by the way, your report is just ace :D :D
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby dooterbang » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:13 pm

glad all is well Graeme.

Congrats on the new arrival - those hands look built for holding ice axes :)

I think you should throw a party when you hit that elusive century....a double celebration.
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby NevJB » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:24 pm

Graeme

I do not know you other than through your superlative reports on Walkhighlands, but I can empathise with the emotional rollercoaster. So glad that all is well - congratulations to you, your wife and lovely daughter. From here on - the only way is up :D

Best wishes
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby Gable Gable End » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:04 am

congrats on fatherhood!

Despite the eyesore metal, I love Craigowl and the Sidlaws. When I lived in Dundee I was up that way quite a bit and latterly used to nail the trails on my bike. The Quarry face down the front of "Syd Scroggies hill" as it's locally known is awesome fun!

I never did get around to going all the way across the fault: always quite fancied that.... :?
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby NickyRannoch » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:28 am

Excellent report and best wishes to you and your family.

The sidlaw ridge is one of the finest traverses in Scotland :)

Had you continued on your bearing past the wild camp spot (camped there may times, definitely something "other" about that place) you would have ended up on Kinpurney Hill outside Newtyle http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/angus/kinpurney-hill.shtml which makes a nice addition if you want to extend the walk by a couple of hours.

Regarding Syd Scroggie, it wasn't until he died that I realised he only lived down in Brig'foot a few doors along from my auntie, would have loved to have met him.
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby jimandandrea » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:45 am

Congratulations!!!
it won''t be long before you can put Ailsa into a backpack & head back to the Sidlaws so we can experience another fantastic report.
We have had some briliant days on the fells when our children were little. They are now late teens & wouldnt be seen dead out walking with their M+D. I know it is a bit of a cliche but enjoy them while they are young as it really does zoom by.
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby Graeme D » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:04 pm

Thanks everyone for all the kind comments. It means a lot. Glad to say that both Ailsa and her Mum have been home a week now and are both coming along just dicky-dandy! :D
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby CurlyWurly » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:16 pm

Fantastic news about Debbie on the mend fella, great report too :)
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Re: Escaping Ninewells - Perspective & Reflection in the Sidlaws

Postby AlisonFox66 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:28 pm

The Sidlaw hills look great

best wishes to you and your family
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