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My Five A Day

My Five A Day


Postby andyroog » Tue May 17, 2011 10:59 am

Munros included on this walk: An Stuc, Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh

Date walked: 11/05/2011

Time taken: 9.5 hours

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After being dropped off for my first wildcamp jaunt this year a five night indulgence on the lawers range well that was the plan but the weather always changes plans.I started from the horn shop on loch tay and walked up past machium farm and up to the upper sheilings below lochan nan cat and purred to myself at the sight, setting up quick and enjoyed a lovely quite night well apart from the flute?
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hotel Roog
The next morning the weather rolled in as if waiting for me don't you just hate it when that happens
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the clag
even the sheep took shelter
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not good when the sheep shelter
and that was the pattern till wednesday morning the change was weird bad am good pm so set off for meall greigh
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summit top
good advantage starting from this point only took 1.5 hrs and thats taking it steady a long tug up to meall garbh the views are stunning
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Great views
continued to an stuc what a change biting wind,freezing cold,hail snow like broken windscreen glass,snow flakes and sun all within a couple of hours only seen four people all day but being honest i loved every minute its not just about bagging for me its about spending time and enduring the elements and absorbing the views
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An stuc
carried on to ben lawers snacking on jelly babies all day surprised how quick i got to this point those babes are good
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Ben lawers
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Ben lawers
carried on to beinn Ghlas and overall a great day back to the visitors centre and the long long long walk back to vehicle track and base camp oh and the flute? two nights hearing this felt really spooky at three in the morning away from it all any one else heard this I hope so. more pics to view
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Attachments
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great views
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The cat
Last edited by andyroog on Fri May 20, 2011 10:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: My Five A Day

Postby ChrisW » Tue May 17, 2011 8:39 pm

Great report andy and great effort sticking with it, some good pics when the clag allowed :D as for the flute :wtf: :shock:
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Re: My Five A Day

Postby andyroog » Tue May 17, 2011 8:51 pm

Hi, thanks for that if i hear flute again on another munro i might have too see a man in a white coat, :D ha
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Re: My Five A Day

Postby monty » Tue May 17, 2011 9:38 pm

Excellent Andy. Looks like a good wild camp was had. Some smashing photos. Good attitude challenging the conditions. :D I like that. Jelly baboes are my fav too :lol:
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