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Man Flu on Achaladair

Man Flu on Achaladair


Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:47 pm

Route description: Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a'Chreachain

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair

Date walked: 17/07/2011

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 1230m

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ACHOO ! ACHOO ! ACHOO ! Woke up Sunday morning early SNIFF,SNIFF,SNIFF,meeting JB at 6.00am & of to Bridge of Orchy,target for to-day Chreachain & Achaladair,COUGH,COUGH,COUGH,only 19km & 6 / 7 hrs walking,nae bother,sweat this cold out of me if its the last thing I do mmm.
Parked up at Achaladair Farm & on our way by 8.00am in typical gammy weather !
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First view of the day
By this time eyes streaming,throat closed,nose running like the Allt Ur which we need to cross at the ford,but not to-day,so back track and cross the wooden bridge further up stream,once over pick up the good track & make good time along the path and soon reach the ruins of Tom na Grobh farm
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Farm Ruins

Sweating buckets,but sill feel ok,so onwards & soon upwards,SNIFF,COUGH,SNIFF,once past the farm you come to a sign,and follow it too the right
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Follow Me
No path now just deep bracken & heather which is soaking wet & even better the wee barstewards are out in force,head down & plod on,soon come to the shaky bridge over The Water of Tulla,where JB is first across
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Not the camera thats squwiff
Once across safe have a wee look back,the river is in spate & glad were across
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Dont want to fall in there
The air is warm & damp,more heather, bracken & wee barstewards to walk through before you get to the underpass at the railway
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Tight Squeeze
Once through here,you clear the bracken,heather,trees & midges & now onto the open hill & start climbing,ACHOO,ACHOO,SNIFF,COUGH,ACHOO,the climb up onto Creachain seams takes for ever,in fact from the time we left the car to the summit takes us 4hrs 5min,there is no path just follow the stream flowing down the hillside
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Looks nice
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JB loving this
By the time we reach the summit I"m done in,but one more in the bag
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Number 85
Have a good break,get some food in,pop some more pills,take some pics
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Rannoch moor
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Rannoch Moor
Next up the minor top of Meall Buidhe,SNIFF,SNIFF COUGH,ACHOO,change base layer,new Berhaus jacket working well,old base layer soaking wet,but only from sweat,not because jacket is not working :thumbup: Weather takes a wee turn for the better & manage to get some views before it closes in again
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Rannoch Moor
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The way to Meall Buidhe
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Beinn Achaladair
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Surrounding hills
Then back into the clag & the summit of Achaladair & summit pic
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Achaladair summit & clag
Did not bother to stop here,legs like jelly & still a fair bit to go(didnt realise how far till later) COUGH,COUGH,COUGH,SNIFF! jeez not felt this bad for a long time,dropped of the summit,but had to stop & take another break& pop more pills,now starting to rattle mmm,thats 8 Beechams Capsules downed from 6.00am & its now 3.00pm,have a long rest here & take some more pics
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Sky brighter
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Best view to-day
Drop down now to the bealach above Coire Daingean where JB has a wee look at Beinn an Dothaidh,and thinks about carrying on,I just have a wee laugh & say carry on mate & while your up there just do Beinn Dorain also & I"ll pick you up at Bridge of Orchy Station,cause theres only one way for me & thats back to the car
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Along way to the car
The next hour & a half was murder,with all the recent rain fall the path was just a bogfest,was so glad when we got back to the car
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Great site
No hanging around,quick change into dry clothes,drive back down to Tyndrum,into the Green Welly,over to the beer fridge,& 2 pint bottles of ICE COLD MILLER,funny thing is feel great,no sniff,no cough,no sneeze,man that MILLER has magical powers,or did I just have man flu :lol:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby Stretch » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:07 pm

Well my friend, way to persevere! You even managed to get some views before it was all said and done. Hope you are feeling better, if you were here in TN experiencing this fine sunshine and heat you'd be extra healthy!

I just wonder though, why didn't James take any pics of you crossing streams? I know you fell in at some point! :lol:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:15 pm

Stretch wrote:I just wonder though, why didn't James take any pics of you crossing streams? I know you fell in at some point!


If I did,that will stay a secret between me & JB :wink: :silent:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:20 pm

You're getting me starting to sniff now as well :lol: :lol: Very enjoyable gammy - glad you started feeling better at the end :D Looks like your clag voodoo is weakening - great weather last trip and semi decent weather this trip 8)
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:31 pm

rockhopper wrote:Very enjoyable gammy - glad you started feeling better at the end


Cheers rockhopper,its amazing what a cold beer can do when you most need it. :lol:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby Bod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:39 pm

Well done GLW, great effort and just reward in the end with the clearer weather and the beers, cheer the noo :D
(ps...it took me 14yrs old to 44 to get my 100 munros...)
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby monty » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:43 am

A Sterling effort young man under the circumstances. I was catching flu just reading that never mind the wee barstewards :lol: Hey you have nothing a wee dram or two couldnay sort :wink:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:16 am

Bod wrote:(ps...it took me 14yrs old to 44 to get my 100 munros...)


Hope you are quicker to 200 bod.

monty wrote:A Sterling effort young man under the circumstances. I was catching flu just reading that never mind the wee barstewards :lol: Hey you have nothing a wee dram or two couldnay sort :wink:



Young man,now that makes me feel a whole lot better monty :lol: :lol:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby dooterbang » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:30 am

Not like us men to complain of a little flu :shock:

Well done on getting out when not feeling great.

Nice couple of hills.

So you up for the Mullardoch round when better :lol:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:39 am

dooterbang wrote:So you up for the Mullardoch round when better



Eh let me :think: :think: NO! :lol: :lol:

Maybe over 3/4 days,if I walk one day my gammy knee wont let me walk to far the next day sadly,thanks for asking me to come with you & monty anyway,look forward to reading both your reports when you post.
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:53 pm

Hi mate good effort with the man flu, is there no a bit missing in your report (korma) :lol: :lol: :lol: ,onwards to the next munro eh meet up soon mate 8)
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby Alan S » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:39 pm

Well done you 2 i know this was a tough one :D pity i missed out again regardless of the weather, i know how much you both miss me :D

JB likes a beer wrote:is there no a bit missing in your report (korma)


:lol: :lol:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:01 pm

alan s wrote: i know how much you both miss me


What makes you think that mate :think:

JB likes a beer wrote:onwards to the next munro eh meet up soon mate


Aye sure we will get back out soon JB,which is more than can be said for that other fella who used to come with us :lol:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby Graeme D » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:28 pm

Vintage Gammy! :lol: :thumbup:
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Re: Man Flu on Achaladair

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:41 pm

Cheers Graeme. :D
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