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The Chaos Collies and the little Herdsman

The Chaos Collies and the little Herdsman


Postby soulminer » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:02 pm

Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 23/08/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

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A day off with only a slight chance of rain- lovely :D
Have not had this pair on the hills yet, so today was it :wtf: Up at 0430- usual time for work, take them out for a wee walk and pile into the car. Arrived at the carpark about 0630, set off 10/15mins later- the Chaos Collies fair 'champin' at the bit' to explore these new smelling surroundings.
A fine path indeed, but I can see how some, with smaller limbs, may struggle with the size of a few of the steps :) Not exactly beaming sunshine today, but still a fair amount of heat in the air as I/we climb upwards.

The Aonach behind us

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Some of the Glencoe hills on our right

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The Chaos Collies in person :lol:

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A wee stop to de-layer and indulge in some refreshment and off again winding our steady way towards the bealach. The sun at least trying to make a decent attempt at shining upon us.

The sun lighting up the 902 Top

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Reached the bealach and the views were opening up around us very nicely,thank you :)

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Further on up to the 902, and the wind is starting to pick up slightly blowing clouds around, and over, the surrounding summits.Whilst we are still clear :)


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Not much further now till we top out, glimpsing Etive in the background.

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Back along the Ridge

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Glen and Arran enjoying the views

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They don't seem impressed with Etive though :lol:

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Getting colder now with the wind freshening up,so time to re-layer and partake in some light repast- two Multigrain
sandwiches with Ham and Cheese ,between three of course :roll:

The view towards the next target

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Etive behind us

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Clouds over the top of Sgreamach and Fhada

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Some moody clouds on The Bigger Buachaille

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Heading back down towards the Bealach for the final pull up to Stob Coire Raineach, Glen spots some deer and 'bounces' down the hill towards them :problem: Shouted twice to no avail, time for the big guns- the Silent Whistle, he stops,turns and heads back up for the usual biscuit- and a 'waggy finger' :roll:
Summit reached and time to finish off the munchies -again between three :) both dogs have enjoyed their first big hills and pose for the camera

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Time now to head back to the car before the cloud catches up with us

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Re: The Chaos Collies and the little Herdsman

Postby orion » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:51 pm

I take it that`s Glen on the right of the 2nd last pic looking a bit sheepish after his recall :D

Nice hill pics land a fine looking pair of dugs 8)
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Re: The Chaos Collies and the little Herdsman

Postby soulminer » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:37 pm

Glen is the one on the left. Explained to him he was a sheep dog not a deer hound, wasn't interested- well till the munchies came out anyway. Slipped out his harness as well, but found it on the way backdown :lol:
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Re: The Chaos Collies and the little Herdsman

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:14 pm

Some great views of the surrounding hills soulminer - especially like the clouds round the summits shots. :D Bet your collies enjoyed this walk - with more to come no doubt. 8)
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Re: The Chaos Collies and the little Herdsman

Postby dogplodder » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:45 pm

Great pair of dogs and impressive recall from the deer chase! I've had to use the big guns whistle a few times - once when food obsessed lab smelt campers' sausages cooking and was off like a missile. I blew the whistle and he did an instant U turn :clap: saving me certain embarrassment and much grovelling!
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