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Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Sidewinders Scorching 100!!


Postby dooterbang » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:23 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Bhuird, Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac, Ben Avon

Date walked: 30/07/2011

Time taken: 10.18 hours

Distance: 45.8 km

Ascent: 2154m

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My plan was to walk 4 Munros solo at Loch Treig - as Saturdays forecast was looking good:)
Gear packed and route sorted.....it was then Sidewinder contacted me to suggest a route and would i be up for walking with him as he would be bagging his 100th Munro. Well i couldn't let a fellow Big Bagger down and after some elimination we settled for 4 Munros in the Cairngorm starting at Linn Of Quioch.

Met Gordon in Livingston at 6am, shoved my bike and gear into the back of his transit van (my sleeping quarters from our Fannichs walk) and off we went. Joining us on the trip would be Herman the Springbok (he certainly didnt move like one :wink: ) and David who likes a big route or two :)

Our route would start, and end, with a 6k cycle through the Glen Quioch followed by a 33k walk.

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Park cars/vans just before this wooden bridge at the end of the road well passed the Linn of Dee car park.
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Get on your bike and take the path heading West just before the bridge - follow this NW for 6k.
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After 6k the road meets the river. Leave your bikes here
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Cross the river and continue on foot
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The path is good and heads West for 4k, navigation is simple - aint that right guys :roll:
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This is a really nice walk by the river and through woodland however it soon opens up and after 4k it winds round to strike North into the open landscape.

Views NW to Coire na Ciche
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Follow the path for 4k and head up the SW face of Carn Eas
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The pull up Carn Eas is the hardest part of the route due to being steep and pathless. Most other walkers followed the path to reach Ben Avon, but this way was quicker 8)

View South from the slopes of Carn Eas
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Carn Eas
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From Carn Eas you walk across the plateau NE 2k to reach Ben Avon
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Being out in front i looked behind to see Sidewinder motoring across the plateau, new leki poles in hand, and heading for Ben Avon....he was like a man possessed :shock:

We reached Ben Avon 3.5hrs after setting off.
Sidewinder had reached the magic milestone of 100 Munros :D
Gordon (sidewinder) had done Ben Nevis years ago but only took up bagging Munros 6mths ago.
His next Munro would be his 100th in 6mths :shock: :? :D 8)
The old boy sure can move - must be them Leki poles :lol: 8)

Ben Avon
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Sidewinder on Avon (Munro 100)
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Herman & David soon joined us and we stopped for some food. Due to the rampant midge we ate whilst running around to keep the little **** at bay! This was the only issue we had with the midge....the Cleg was another matter!! At some point we all got bitten and had blood trickling from some part of our body, thank goodness i was wearing tackle protection :lol:

Folow a path SW for 1k then West for another 3k to reach Munro No 2 Beinn a Bhuird
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The summit of Beinn A Bhuird is soon reached - Sidewinder enjoying his 100th Munro in 6mths.
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Reaching Munros 3 & 4 would be across pathless undulating peat bogs with thick tufty grass - luckily it was mostly dry.

From Beinn A Bhuird head West for 3k then NW for 2k to reach the summit of Munro No 3 Beinn a Chaorainn
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Summit poses on Beinn a Chaorain - Munro No 3.
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Reaching Munro No 4 Beinn Bhreac is similar to the previous trek to No 3.
This was 5k South over the peat bogs with the last 1k more pleasant. I would not have liked to do this if it had been raining, what a slog this would be....bad enough in dry conditions :shock:
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View back North to Munro No 3 - Beinn A Chaorain
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The last 1k was over some rocky terrain but wsnt difficult
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The sun shone brightly as we reached Munro No 4 of our trip - Beinn Bhreac :D
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A group photo to finish....
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We still had a 4k to reach our bikes. Head south 2k and take in the top of Meall an Lundain. From here head SE for 2k to pick up the path which will take you to the bikes. The final descent to reach the path was torture as it meant plowing through 3ft high heather with conditions underfoot not the greatest due to large holes everywhere....we fell a few times.

When at the bikes we took 10minutes to get the boots (trail runners for me) and socks off and dip our feet in the river, total bliss :D

The 6k cycle to the finish was ubertastic, what an adrenalin rush....i loved it :D

A great way to finish a big day out.

Thanks to the guys for some good company and great banter,
Herman never ceases to amuse with his stories of crazy nights out :wink:
David was great for his gadgets info :)
And well done Gordon for reaching 100 (now sitting at 103)

We headed to Braemar for a pint before setting home....
Got to Glasgow at 11pm, as is usual with these big days, but another great day out wandering the hills :D 8)
Last edited by dooterbang on Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby lomondwalkers » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:55 am

100 in 6 months!!! :shock: It'll be 6 years for me at the rate I'm going :lol:
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby DavyB » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:44 pm

I Paul it was a good day out, it was a funny day, a different perspective being at the back most of the day that's what happens when you have the man flu!!!! The cycle out was a buzz!!!! Well done to Sidewinder on bagging his 100 for an old yin :D :D :D :D
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby monty » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:57 pm

Excellent report by the Big Baggers. Well done Gordon on your 100 in 6 months. Thats a route i have been planning for some time so need to get out and do it before the rains come back. Superb :D
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby Sidewinder » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:09 pm

Cracking report Dooterbang - some great pics.
Thanks again for changing your plans to accommodate me. Thanks also to Herman for buying me the best after walk refreshment I've ever had! Well done to Davy who started the day with a cold and finished the walk with manflu! :lol:
A great day out, and as usual the hill banter was second to none. Cheers guys. :thumbup:
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:14 pm

Sidewinder wrote:Cracking report Dooterbang - some great pics.
Thanks again for changing your plans to accommodate me. Thanks also to Herman for buying me the best after walk refreshment I've ever had! Well done to Davy who started the day with a cold and finished the walk with manflu! :lol:
A great day out, and as usual the hill banter was second to none. Cheers guys. :thumbup:

A rapid descent into ill health for our Davy - i just heard hes put in a claim for Disibility Living Allowance :lol:
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:21 pm

monty wrote:Excellent report by the Big Baggers. Well done Gordon on your 100 in 6 months. Thats a route i have been planning for some time so need to get out and do it before the rains come back. Superb :D

Remember the days you were a big bagger :D
Didnt realize you still had to do these or i would have asked you to join us, you would have just been about finishing by now too....damn :lol: 8)
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:23 pm

DavyB wrote:I Paul it was a good day out, it was a funny day, a different perspective being at the back most of the day that's what happens when you have the man flu!!!! The cycle out was a buzz!!!! Well done to Sidewinder on bagging his 100 for an old yin :D :D :D :D

Cheers Davy. Was a good day out. Hope your feeling better now. Back of my legs are burnt to a cinder!!
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby mountainstar » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:45 pm

Great report....but as you said on mine....
Dooterbang said....
Just posted what i thought was a decent TR then i read yours, i give up

Correct! :wink: :lol:

And you need to drink a lot more beer....your far too skinny :D
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby dooterbang » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:44 pm

mountainstar wrote:Great report....but as you said on mine....
Dooterbang said....
Just posted what i thought was a decent TR then i read yours, i give up

Correct! :wink: :lol:

And you need to drink a lot more beer....your far too skinny :D



Ok Dad...your round :D
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby skuk007 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:20 pm

Great report, and nice to see the weather has improved a lot since I did Ben Avon.
Awesome time for such a long walk, oh to be fit again. :lol:
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby dooterbang » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:05 pm

skuk007 wrote:Awesome time for such a long walk :lol:


That was us taking it real easy :wink: :D
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Re: Sidewinders Scorching 100!!

Postby rockhopper » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:12 pm

Missed this one first time round as I was away on holiday - cracking report as usual dooterbang....looks familiar :wink: Would've loved to have joined you but it was my wife's birthday that day and I'd probably slow you down too much. :shock: Very accurate time :lol:
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