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Friends in high places

Friends in high places


Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:44 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Bheithir

Munros included on this walk: Sgorr Dhearg (Beinn a'Bheithir), Sgorr Dhonuill (Beinn a'Bheithir)

Date walked: 23/08/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1326m

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There's a saying I heard recently that Man Utd fans were like vermin, you were never more than two feet away from one of them! Could this now be said about the amount of hill-walkers who are out there?

My husband had happened to mention to one of his workmates that I was out and about on the hills quite a lot and often on my own. 'Not a problem' his mate said 'I know a woman who is looking for someone to go out with'. Phone numbers were duly exchanged and with only a few hours notice I received a phonecall from the lovely Anne inviting me on an outing. This had been arranged to show her friend Vimal a few Scottish hills. Vimal was a guide from Nepal who had assisted climbers up Everest. Anne and her friends had met him when they went to basecamp a few years ago. And so yesterday off we trotted to Ballachulish.

We parked in the carpark just past the hotel and made our way up through the forest, enjoying the views when there was a break in the trees.
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view of targets

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Forest walk


When you leave the forest the path gets quite boggy but its not long until you reach the bealach. First hill was to be Sgorr Dhonuill. A bit of a scramble at the top but no problems.
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Number 29 for me!


It was getting quite wet, so back down to the bealach, quick change of clothes and up to Sgorr Dearg. A very straightforward climb with a very easy path to follow.

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A happy bunch

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Yippee, number 30!


We didnt hang about because the views were minimal and headed back down to the forest.
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Last look up to Sgorr Dearg.


So how did we round off Vimal's trip to the Scottish hills? A visit to the Drover's of course!!!
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby gagfax » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:34 pm

My God wummin look at the colour of that rucksack :shock: Tell me you didn't pay much for that :lol:

Well done on getting to 30 and on a pair of great looking hills. Still to do them myself :?

You'll still have to go back for that top you missed out though :crazy:

Did you have some interesting soup in the Drovers?

8) GF
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby kevsbald » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:50 pm

Soup of the Day, P??? :D
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:07 pm

gagfax wrote:My God wummin look at the colour of that rucksack :shock: Tell me you didn't pay much for that :lol:

Well done on getting to 30 and on a pair of great looking hills. Still to do them myself :?

You'll still have to go back for that top you missed out though :crazy:

Did you have some interesting soup in the Drovers?

8) GF

Thanks Garry. Think you would enjoy these two. Yes did miss out by not doing the ridge walk but I'm the newbie so happy to let others decide. The weather, although not very wet, was crappy enough to obscure any views along the ridge, so I think they made the best decision by going up through the forest. I don't normally enjoy forest walks but this was fab- no midges at all!

Glad you like the rucksack, very cheap- honest! In fact just for you I'll attach a photo of it!
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Interesting soup? Is red wine soup?
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby Jabber » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:08 pm

Gosh Polly you certainly are racking them up. Nice report....Love the Drovers too...think I've been haunting it since 1705 :)
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:12 pm

kevsbald wrote:Soup of the Day, P??? :D



It was Cullen Skink!!!!! Yeeks not a chance!!!! I shared a bowl of chips, I'm a cheap date! :lol:
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby gagfax » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:17 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Interesting soup? Is red wine soup?



Electric soup mibbe. :lol:

You can come back wi me when i do it in winter :wink:
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:24 pm

gagfax wrote:
pollyh33 wrote:Interesting soup? Is red wine soup?



Electric soup mibbe. :lol:

You can come back wi me when i do it in winter :wink:

Sorry, you know I would love to go winter walking with you but I don't have any crampons, :( I used the last of my magic beans to buy my rucksack :D

I could ask Santa to bring them, he does still exist doesn't he?? :?
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby gagfax » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:31 pm

erm... :shifty:
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:34 pm

Jabber wrote:Gosh Polly you certainly are racking them up. Nice report....Love the Drovers too...think I've been haunting it since 1705 :)



Thanks Jabber,

European working time directive has meant that I'm hardly at work! May as well spend it getting out on the hills :lol:

That's my third visit to the Drovers in 3 weeks....oops!
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby Jabber » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:19 pm

More like Hic! lol :thumbup:
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby monty » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:34 pm

Hi Polly,
Your bagging the munros at a good rate :lol: :lol: :lol: Soon be on 50 if you keep this up :D Shame about the weather but thats been the story of this summer. :( Hopefully we will get some sunshine in September :D
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:50 pm

Jabber wrote:More like Hic! lol :thumbup:



Yikes!! Probably!! :lol:
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:55 pm

monty wrote:Hi Polly,
Your bagging the munros at a good rate :lol: :lol: :lol: Soon be on 50 if you keep this up :D Shame about the weather but thats been the story of this summer. :( Hopefully we will get some sunshine in September :D



Thanks Monty. Of course the weather is going to be braw in September. Looking out my shorts for Kintail as we speak! :lol:
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Re: Friends in high places

Postby Bod » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:11 pm

I like your rucsac and I like Drovers, and I like those hills. Need to look out my shorts for Kintail too... :D
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