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Hot Hot Hot

Hot Hot Hot


Postby Merry-walker » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:37 pm

Route description: Ben Gulabin, Glen Shee

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Gulabin

Date walked: 17/04/2011

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 5 km

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Up Glen Shee again (think I should move there) to walk Ben Gulabin. I’m quite new to walking in the heat and today was the first really hot day that gave me a taster of what it would be like to walk in these conditions and I can tell you it was hard (for me). I know although Ben Gulabin is a relatively short, steep-ish ascent, that sun was fierce as I climbed reminiscing of the days gone by when the snow crunched under my spikes.


Some water to guddle in (tempted to paddle I was)

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Found another path (not on the map) leading to the left and straight up the hill instead of the route leading up to Gulabin hut. A few bees buzzed around as I walked along. They must be a different species from the one’s I saw on Rannoch Moor. Or maybe things are just bigger over there in the west... :shock: :lol:


Turned left and headed up.

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Mez way, way, way off in the distance trying to catch a hare. That Wile E Coyote...

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Huge trough (why do this?)

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Near the top, I took the right hand path. Some people in the distance

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View back down

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Not long before reaching the top. Met with a very gentle breeze.

Kissed the Cairn and sat down to quench my thirst...

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15 minute break then headed home

The road (to the left is the way to Braemar...)

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Ben Gulabin, a delightful walk... :D

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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby tomyboy73 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:23 pm

very good merry, gullibans travels eh ? :lol:
and i saw some very big bees today on ben a`an and at my mates bbq :)
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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:54 am

Sounds good Tomyboy. Don't think I drank enough yesterday. Feel like a raison today :lol:
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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby monty » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:03 am

Hi MW,
Lovely pictures. I think the trough is a drainage ditch to stop the path being washed away? :D Walked in the heat last year, fickin nightmare, dried grape at the finish :lol: :lol: Nice :D
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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:50 pm

Thanks Monty

Stella sure helped :lol:
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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby Bruadair » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:37 pm

Hi Merry,

Many a guid guddle I had in a puddle...and a clip roon the ear fae ma maw for the trouble. More top stuff MW....I take it Mez did catch the hare.

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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby Merry-walker » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:39 pm

:lol: No chance B. That hare shot well away :)
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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby ChrisW » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:28 pm

Another beauty MW - do you ever have time to go to work :lol:
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Re: Hot Hot Hot

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:46 pm

Hi Chris
Thanks for your comment :D I'm in work just now (blummin night shifts... grrr) :|
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