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Soaked again

Soaked again

Postby pigeon » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:00 am

Route description: Beinn Mhanach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach

Date walked: 16/07/2011

Time taken: 5.75 hours

Distance: 21.7 km

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After a soaking last week in Glenshee the forecast was for more of the same this weekend but not to be put of i met Ian and Jake at the green welly at half 7 and drove up to the tight layby ,we were off and running at 7 45.It's a braw walk up the Auch glen and despite the low clouds and numerous river crossings it was a good stroll to where the path forks left up round the back of beinn a chuirn.
Views up the glen
Many rivers to cross
Had a wee pit stop here and we were met by Anne who we had seen at the car park,Anne would join us for the rest of the day and we had a good blether on the way up the soggy hillside.
Anne with Ian toiling in the background
Ian struggled up the hill ,still suffering from eating 30 oz steaks and piles of burgers and chips on his holiday to the U S of A ,but fair play to him and he reached the top a few minutes behind us :lol:
Views from the top
Me Ian And Jake at the top
This was Ian(and Jakes)40TH munro and for Anne it was an impressive 110th in a mere 2 years :clap: It had taken us just under 3 hours to the top and after a good rest we headed down the south slope of the hill back to the track where we met the only other walker we seen all day,no surprise really as it had been pretty miserable at times,we were soaked and so was my camera so the rest of the pics are no much good
We made quick progress down to the track and after crossing the river many more times :( got back to the cars five and three quarter hours later.Although we got soaked again it had been a good hike and it was good to meet Anne who is off to tackle the south sheil ridge next weekend,good luck with that Anne and surely the weather will change for the better for ye :thumbup:

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Re: Soaked again

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:45 pm

Rotten luck with the weather pigeon but at least you got out and enjoyed the day :D Certainly hope Anne gets better weather next week 8) and that your camera dries out
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Re: Soaked again

Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:35 pm

Another good day out pigeon pity about the rain but atleast it is still warm praying for dry weather the next time pics still came out alright see you a week next
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