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The Old Man, Red Hill and the Peak of the Fingalians

The Old Man, Red Hill and the Peak of the Fingalians


Postby soulminer » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:37 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Dearg (Aonach Eagach), Sgorr nam Fiannaidh (Aonach Eagach)

Date walked: 14/07/2011

Time taken: 7.5 hours

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I have had this pencilled in for a return for ages. So, Kev and I had to arrange time off on the same day, both in the same Dept- I'm on holibags and he had scheduled day, Bingo !
Picked him up at 0545 in Johnstone, arrived at car park 0730. Seemed to be something going on at Jimmy's hoose, police there when we arrived- fire brigade when we came down !
Started off up towards Am Bodach in fine sunshine, weather report was good till afternoon,then turning cloudier :(
Views stunning as usual, Kev seemed to be enjoying the sights as we climbed steadily along the fine path. Am Bodach reached and it was looking good for the ridge today :)

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The Chancellor inviting us over

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Kev was slightly in awe of the place, but relishing the thought of todays efforts. After the 'detour' we set off along to the 'drop off' point behind Am Bodach. easily negotiated but with a little- :wtf: - for Kev! Par for the course as they say.
The sky seemed to be losing it light blue colour in favour of grey as we approached the first Munro.

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A wee look back

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This was to be the pattern for the rest of the day, cloud and sun- but very clammy !!

Kev on his 11th Munro

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What he was letting himself in for :lol:

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The fun bit ahead, a pleasant stroll with a smidgen of scrambling, just can't beat it :) It wasn't long before the next little scamble appeared before us. Kev asks if we go up or round ? The answer is pretty obvious 8) Will I go first- Yes, he says.

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Up and over and time for a little hydration break, had quite a few throughout the day :)

A lovely place to sit and admire the scenery

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The sun had made another appearance and brightened the route before us. A climb over the pinnacles and refreshment on Stob Coire Leith.

Ahead of us first

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On the way over, just before the 'Craziest' pinnacle we met our first fellow traveller of the day. Just before the drop down to the by-pass pathe on the right we mmet travellers 2,3 and 4, the 4th being a black Labrador :shock:
''Will we be able to get wur dug over the rest, or wull we hiv tae go back ? ''
What could I say, damned if I do ........., try the by-pass path if you think You can make it then good luck to you all. Stay safe. Waved and left, not what I was expecting to see on 'The Notched Ridge' :?
Over and down the other side, another small rise and SCL for a break.

A look back

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Just before we left a couple of figures appeared silhouetted against the sky and we were both sure one had four legs!!

Some views of gathering cloud

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We pushed on to the 12th of Kevs munros,but didn't linger for long as we thought the rain may make an appearance.Judge for yourself.

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Made our way back down to our opt out path and decended the scree till we reached the grass far below, then the car park- for the long walk back to the car

The route down

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A few Ridge pics I could't resist

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Across the road

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Last pic of the day

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All in all a cracker of a day out, weather held-no rain :D Kev adds two to his tally, and you all get to share it with us. Cheers
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Re: The Old Man, Red Hill and the Peak of the Fingalians

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:38 pm

You certainly had a great day out there. :D Haven't got as far as this yet and will need to change from my usual solo when (and if) I do. Some helpful photos to show what's to come. 8)
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Re: The Old Man, Red Hill and the Peak of the Fingalians

Postby soulminer » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:30 am

I'm sure you will be on the Ridge at some time, it will draw you in :twisted: :lol: as it has done with many
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Re: The Old Man, Red Hill and the Peak of the Fingalians

Postby steven671 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:11 am

hi,good picture`s,we had lots like that including being out on the chancellor,wish you had taken some of us :( ,think we will have to take jet back over for another walk,should be pee easy next time for him :lol:
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