Man Flu on Achaladair
by 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: 1230m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Parked up at Achaladair Farm & on our way by 8.00am in typical gammy weather ! 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
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 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 Once across safe have a wee look back,the river is in spate & glad were across The air is warm & damp,more heather, bracken & wee barstewards to walk through before you get to the underpass at the railway 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 By the time we reach the summit I"m done in,but one more in the bag Have a good break,get some food in,pop some more pills,take some pics 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 Weather takes a wee turn for the better & manage to get some views before it closes in again Then back into the clag & the summit of Achaladair & summit pic 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 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 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 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
by Stretch » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:07 pm
I just wonder though, why didn't James take any pics of you crossing streams? I know you fell in at some point!
by 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
by rockhopper » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:20 pm
by 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.
by Bod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:39 pm
(ps...it took me 14yrs old to 44 to get my 100 munros...)
by 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 Hey you have nothing a wee dram or two couldnay sort
Young man,now that makes me feel a whole lot better monty
by dooterbang » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:30 am
Well done on getting out when not feeling great.
Nice couple of hills.
So you up for the Mullardoch round when better
by gammy leg walker » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:39 am
dooterbang wrote:So you up for the Mullardoch round when better
Eh let me NO!
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.
by JB likes a beer » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:53 pm
by Alan S » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:39 pm
JB likes a beer wrote:is there no a bit missing in your report (korma)
by 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
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