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Like a nervous cricketer...

Like a nervous cricketer...

Postby andrewdoggett » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:47 am

Route description: Beinn a'Ghlo

Munros included on this walk: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar

Date walked: 26/03/2011

Time taken: 5.8 hours

Distance: 22.6 km

Ascent: 1394m

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....I've entered the 90's!!

There won't be much to say about the walk today; visibility was pretty much 20 metres of so for the whole walk, but not to worry; some days are like that :)

First up on the Beinn a Ghlo 3; Carn Liath...

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A brief respite under the clouds just before the final ascent to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain

Beinn a Ghlo 2.jpg

Rocco posing...

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Craigee ambling up Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain

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Me on the summit of Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain still smiling :)

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The falsely sited trig point on Carn nan Gabhar, it's not place on the summit, but 150 metres or so to the south; don't be fooled ;)

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And the Angel of the North made an appearance!

Beinn a Ghlo 7.jpg

The stats; legs felt heavy today at the start of the walk; they must need some recuperating after the weeks haul; nonetheless, completed the 22.6 km in under the 6 hour mark...

And that brings Q1 2011 to a close; a total of 29 munros, 3 Hewitts, 280 km, and 47,500 feet of ascent... :)

Beinn a Ghlo 8.jpg

And the route...

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Re: Like a nervous cricketer...

Postby ChrisW » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:03 pm

Damn Andrew, do you ever stop :lol: I don't remember the angel of the north having a big dog underneath it I'll have to look again next time I'm down there :lol: Congratulations on a stunning Q1 haul :D
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Re: Like a nervous cricketer...

Postby blueyed » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:00 pm

blooooody hell, under 6 hrs that' s a great time! congrats on your speed :)
definitely beinn a'ghlo is on my 'to do soon' list, but with my pace i need a long day to bag it. pics are superb.
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Re: Like a nervous cricketer...

Postby gagfax » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:25 am

Cant believe you didnt bag the only Top on the ridge, Airgiod Bheinn and it was so close :shock: Its a long walk down that corrie isnt it :D

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