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Misty may long weekend

Misty may long weekend


Postby Rekrab » Wed May 27, 2009 9:44 am

Route description: Ben More Assynt and Conival

Munros included on this walk: Ben More Assynt, Conival

Date walked: 26/05/2009

Distance: 17.1 km

Ascent: 1559m

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We started from the Hotel near Loch Assynt.
and it was looking a bit Grey out. but fromthe look of the car park we could tell we weren't alone.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577

we headed along the river in the light rain talking and having a laugh passing hordes and hordes of walkers
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577

we got to the start of the boggy accent to the bellach and two of the guys in our party almost starting running up the hillside but I like to take a slower pace and stuck with the final member of our party who has got the flu of something but still decided that he's go walking the day.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577

we got to the Bellach and got some nice views or the surrounding hills but ben more was lost in some very very black clouds. we climbed up from the Bellach past the boulders and the rocky hillside to reach the wee shelter at the top where we stopped to have what another had mentioned as ''summit soup'' some creation he made back at camp before heading off. it warmed the belly nicely and we all had a cup of tea and quickly moved on so that other s could have thier pictures taken without us in it.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577

we then decended onto the misty south ridge of ben more and into some heavy rain. the boulder fields on the north side of Corniva were unreal and very very slippery. I had by this time joined the lead group and we started to pass walkers that have decided to turn around because of the weather. we continues to climb the rocky ridge and the visibilty got worse and worse. we summited More and quickly got off and out of the wind for the walk back to Cornival.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577

as we dropped below back onto the Bellach we had dropped below the weather and it was nice as we decende into the glen I took off my water proofs and jacket and continued in just a t-shirt 2-3 minutes laster a massive cloud came round the bend (lower than we were) and it was comming at us fast i've never seen anything like it. it hit us hard and the wind picked up and it started raining hard and visibility was nil.
that killed all conversation and we walked at an amazing pace back to the carpark

17.8k in all a day that most wouldn't have spent up the hills but i'm glad we did.

favorite picture of the trip was this
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577
or maybe http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6 ... =607500577

thanks for reading.
MacKenzie
Last edited by Rekrab on Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:43 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Misty may long weekend

Postby mountain coward » Thu May 28, 2009 1:07 am

Another one I'll definitely be looking at the photos when I get back to work as I'm worrying about the narrowness of the ridge between the 2! I'm a great one for worrying before the event!
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Re: Misty may long weekend

Postby canisp » Fri May 29, 2009 9:02 am

Looked like a good day out with some very moody atmospheric photo’s taken.
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