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Man pride Vs The Weather !!
by Del246 » Tue May 10, 2011 5:19 pm
Route description: Tinto from the north
Grahams included on this walk: Tinto
Donalds included on this walk: Tinto
Date walked: 10/05/2011
Time taken: 2 hours
Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 486m1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
So having only a few hours to spare today I headed down to Tinto so that I could tick it off my list. The weather report was not great but I could live with some heavy showers, couldnt I ?
I set off from the carpark ( I get the feeling this could be a bit busy at weekends ) just after 10 and followed the very easy pathway.
It wasnt long before the rain started. But I mistakenly thought it would just be a passing shower !!
It was soon high winds vertical rain and then the mist came down.
This was where the silly man pride kicked in !! If I had been doing a Munro or Corbett I think I would turned round and left the hill for another day. But could I let a small hill beat me ?? Silly boy that I am I continued on.
After about 1 hour 20 or so I was on the summit. Well I wasnt hanging about today !! I could hardly keep my balance. Blowing a gale and the rain was coming down in sheets !!
Just time for a quick picture at the cairn as my camera is not waterproof !!
Ithen quickly made my way back down and I noticed this as the rain started to lighten up. Any ideas ??
And guess what ? The rain then stopped and the sun had the cheek to come out. Just after I was soaked to the skin !!
Back at the car I think I learned an important lesson. Next time I go hill walking im leaving the man pride in the car. No matter what size of hill im doing !!
by houdi » Tue May 10, 2011 6:17 pm
by ChrisW » Tue May 10, 2011 8:11 pm
by houdi » Tue May 10, 2011 8:15 pm
by SouthernUplandKing » Sat May 14, 2011 5:59 pm
Cloud lingering at about 600m
Me up top.
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by AileenEnglishTutor » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:51 pm
by Alteknacker » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:02 am
AileenEnglishTutor wrote:Today it was a case of Woman Pride v. weather! An hour and a half to get up due to the sheer force of the wind and rain in my face for the full 480m, or so! No views either.
(Love the pic!)