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oh how we laughed

oh how we laughed

Postby claremaree » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:08 pm

Route description: Ben Donich, via Rest and Be Thankful

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Donich

Date walked: 09/04/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 7 km

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well, after the advice here about buachaille etive beag i stressed out for a while before picking this walk.
weather was fine and arrived at the car park about 1ish.
Being new and all, there won't be any named descriptions of what we're seeing.
the next day we took a wee run up to Glencoe

think we thought we were heading to that second bump from the left

path up

with a high start point the views were mega already

the path zig zagging up the hill

a big mountain


first view of where we were really going - crapped it a wee bit

rockier ground

looking back at the scramble down

trig point in the distance


summit - it looks quite hazy

through my shades


coming back down - we're on there somewhere

another big mountain



oh how we laughed when i told them this was the big brother of the mountain i had wanted to climb

Job done! Magic.
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby monty » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:39 pm

Well done Claremaree. Nice walk and some lovely scenery. Hope this gives you a thirst for more. Nice to see your compass I trust you also had a map :lol: Your Another big mountain picture is the Corbett Beinn Luibhean just behind that is the Munro Beinn Ime. :D

Your picture of the Cobbler? The cobbler is the peak on the far right. The peak to the right of middle is the munro Beinn narnain. The peak to the far left at the back is the Munro Beinn Ime and the smaller peak in front of that is the Corbett Beinn Luibhean

Just for interest you climbed approx 550m in ascent during this walk. The small Beauchaille walk climbs an additional 350m in ascent for only another 1/2 a mile so its steeper.

Look forward to your next report. :D
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby kinley » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:41 pm

:D Good on you. :thumbup:

Get out and find where you're at.

You've done a hill I haven't :evil:
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby murphy999 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:46 pm

Brilliant! Well done, a world of possibilities are now open before you.
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:51 pm

Great first report claremaree,glad to see you got out even though it was not the wee bookil looks like you had a fine day,hope there is many more to come 8)
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby claremaree » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:09 pm

cheers all and yes, it was really something.
our fitness isn't great - but all that really meant was we had to stop quite often for 10 secs to get our breath back but i could've walked forever given the views and the sense of exhilaration.
and honestly we were seriously p*ssing ourselves :lol: when we got to Glencoe and saw what could have been, or what wouldn't have been given your info monty, on that mountain.
fun, fun, fun on the hills.
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby Bruadair » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:25 pm

Hi Claremaree,

Well done, good report and photo's.......we were all new to this hill walking thing at one point, and most of them can deceive....you see a ridge struggle up to it and find there's an even bigger one behind to negotiate, and then same again, but as has been mentioned....hope to see many more reports.

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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby rockhopper » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:00 pm

Congratulations - nice trip :thumbup: You can often find that the views from the corbetts can be better than those from the munros....and some can be more challenging :D
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby ChrisW » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:42 pm

cracking report, some great pics too - 'through my shades' made me laugh :D
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby sketch » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:58 pm

Hi Claremarie
great report and some spectacular photo's, keep the reports coming and I look forward to reading them
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby warbietoo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:32 pm

Great first report. Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your week-end. Hope you had a celebratory drink!!!! :D
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby claremaree » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:00 pm

we were staying in tyndrum and got hammered really. not good.
hangover the next day was pretty bad. Sore everything. :?
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby audreywaugh » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:34 pm

Were you the ones in Paddys knocking back the shots?? :lol: :lol:

Glad you managed to get out and do Ben Donich, cracking weather on Saturday 8)
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Re: oh how we laughed

Postby Mitzi » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:42 pm

Glad to see the snow , just about gone, hoping to get walk to Carn a'Chlamain this weekend, prob. Sat and weather is looking good!! Have I jinxed it ?
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