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1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

1 in the clag but 2 in the bag


Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:10 am

Route description: Sgurr Eilde Mor and Binnein Beag, Mamores

Munros included on this walk: Binnein Beag, Sgurr Eilde Mor

Date walked: 20/08/2011

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1582m

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After our last aborted camping trip in Glen Shiel(ended up in the Claunie)it was all systems go with this one.Me,alan s & jb left mine about 6.10pm,stopped at Tyndrum for fish supper and arrived down in Glen Etive about 8.40pm,next task was finding a pitch as it was now getting dark,with rain threatening,but we managed to quickly find a pitch and soon had the tent up
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nice pitch
then set about organising the inside
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jb settling down
headtorch coming in handy
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hello
then back outside to take some pictures before it became to dark
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Glen Etive
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Glen Etive

Next morning we packed away early and made our way to Kinlochleven and parked at Mamore Lodge
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Mamore Lodge
Weather at this point did not look to great,but we had hope it would get better as the day wore on ,so of we set heading up the landrover track
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Alan & James & Lochleven
The track and path make for easy going,where you soon come to a small cairn,take the path here to the open hillside
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Cairn marks the way
Soon you get your first view of Loch Eildie Mor
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Loch Eilde Mor
and the lower slopes of Sgurr Eilde Beag with its head still in the low cloud
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Sgurr Eilde Beag
Still fairly easy going at this point,but for some reason my gammy ankle was starting to play up at this stage,this was to shorten my day later on.
Still lots of low cloud and a strong wind yet,but it did not take us to long before the shape of Sgurr Eilde Mor came into view
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Sgurr Eilde Mor
and also the wee lochan of Coire an Lochan
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Coire an Lochan
and soon after that the sumit of Sgurr Eilde Mor
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Sgurr Eilde Mor
No stopping here as the wind was still blowing hard,so we dropped down the southwest spur and made our way across to Binnien Beag,where at last the better weather we were hoping for was starting to arrive
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Binnien Beag
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Binnien Beag
The views were now starting open out,with the clouds lifting,this gave us a view over to Ben Nevis
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Ben Nevis
A fairly stiff and steep pull up Binnien Beag,but all the effort was worth it with the views we were now getting all round,and would you belive a summit pic with no clag
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Binnien Beag summit
Spent a wee while here taking some pictures of the views we now had
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Ben Nevis & CMD
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Ben Nevis
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The Grey Corries
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Binnien Mor
Sadly this was to be the end of my bagging day,our intention when we left the car was Sgurr Eilde Beag,Binnien Beag,Binnien Mor & Na Gruagaichean,but the pain in my ankle was now becoming to painful to allow 2 more accents and more to the point 2 more decents,so reluctantly once we had dropped back down of Binnien Beag,we went our seperate ways Alan & James for Binnien Mor & Na Gruagaichean and me heading back to the car.
This was my 3rd weekend out on the trot, and my ankle was really feeling the effects of working all week then out hill walking at the weekend with no rest in between,so thought it was better to bail rather than push and suffer later and maybe have an enforced lay off which I do not want or need before my mate stretch heads home later in the year.I suppose walking on my own does have some advantages,slower pace,more time to take pictures before I arrived back at the car
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Loch Leven
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Anoach Eagch I think
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Mamore Lodge through the trees
Got back to the car,quick change,sank the last of my beer and waited for Alan & James to appear,which was not long behind me :shock: two very tired walkers who had hammered the last two,and ariived only 40min after me.All that was now left was back down to Kinlchleven,into the chippy for dinner before the drive back home,with Alan giving it big ZZZZs on the way home
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Last edited by gammy leg walker on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby MarilynMunro » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:04 pm

Nice report on what looks like a good walk, pity you had to cut short your day, but your right best to look after your health and save it for another time.
You still got some nice photos of the views, hope the ankle recovers.
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby kevsbald » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:09 pm

Haha, yer mate will love you for that zzzz photo. Hope the ankle improves with rest. Ye've fair been tanning the M-points though.
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:04 pm

MarilynMunro wrote:You still got some nice photos of the views, hope the ankle recovers.


Cheers MM,done a fair bit of walking this year,so guess I"m paying the price,anyway back to the views,they were great.
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:06 pm

Hi mate ,you got some good views on the way back ,you did the right thing going back the pathless descent off Na gruagaichean was a killer on the feet , another two in the bag for you ,enjoyed the company cya soon :D
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby dooterbang » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:08 pm

Well done on another 2....and a clag free view :D
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:10 pm

kevsbald wrote:Haha, yer mate will love you for that zzzz photo. Ye've fair been tanning the M-points though.


The mate is my son-in-law Kev :lol: .

Aye trying to make a fair dent in them by the year end fingers crossed
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:15 pm

dooterbang wrote:Well done on another 2....and a clag free view


Ta doots,just wish it was another 4

JB likes a beer wrote:Hi mate ,you got some good views on the way back ,you did the right thing going back the pathless descent off Na gruagaichean was a killer on the feet , another two in the bag for you ,enjoyed the company cya soon


Another great day mate hope theres more to come this year
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:18 pm

Just keep healthy mate and give that ankle a wee rest ,give you a shout in a couple of weeks,try and get something organised :thumbup:
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:21 pm

JB likes a beer wrote:Just keep healthy mate and give that ankle a wee rest ,give you a shout in a couple of weeks,try and get something organised :thumbup:



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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:43 pm

Ohhhhhh your mate looks far tooo pleased to see you getting into the tent!!!!! :D :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:50 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Ohhhhhh your mate looks far tooo pleased to see you getting into the tent!!!!! :D :lol: :lol:



:lol: :lol:
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby Graeme D » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:00 pm

A rarity report - Gammy at a clag-free summit! :lol: Well done - closing in on that century now! :D
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby rockhopper » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:56 pm

Pity about that GLW - hope your ankle gets better soon. Nice report despite the mixed weather - was over in the east yesterday as the weather there was supposed to be better but it turned out the same as yours anyway :?
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Re: 1 in the clag but 2 in the bag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:22 am

Must have been cosy in that tent, doesn't look big enough for 3. As for your ankle, i too have a dodgy ankle which i wear a aircast ankle support from physio room, don't know if this would aid yours. Liked the report, brings back the memories when i did them.
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