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First Solo Munro In the Snow

First Solo Munro In the Snow


by Del246 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:00 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 19/10/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 985m

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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Del246 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:29 pm

lomondwalkers wrote:Great stuff Del!! How good are those hills looking with the white tops 8) Good move saving Stuc for another day, did the scramble on a good day, but definitely wouldn't fancy it in snow!! Hoping to get out somewhere tomorrow, I hope we get the views you got, I think my last 6 walks have been in clag now! Cheers.


Cheers. I hope you get a good day. I always have a read of your reports ! Im back at work tomorrow so today was my last chance for a week.
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Del246 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:13 pm

davetherave wrote:Del,

I forgot to mention,we tried the gully to the left twice, and succeeded only once.

We were halted 20m from gully exit due to snow cornise the 1st time. We succeeded the following year when there was less snow.


That's some going Dave ! Great effort !
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby MG1976 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:43 am

tom_scott wrote:wow. ive just started this sport, and what you did today was amazing looking. well done


Tom, if you're talking about Munro Bagging, some would say it's not a sport; more of an affliction/addiction/illness. :)
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Fudgie » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:38 am

Was that the first one you had done in snow and ice or was it the first one you had done alone? I've yet to tackle a mountain covered in the white stuff and I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to the best way to get experience. I've inherited the necessary gear from my late father and I'm eager to try it out.
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Del246 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:42 am

My first solo in snow. I started hillwalking back in January this year so my first three ever outings were in the snow but with friends. You need to be extra careful and I pick more straight forward hills for these conditions.
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Fudgie » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:10 pm

I've got The Cobbler penciled in for this weekend as it's one I know very well so if the snow holds on it then I'll give it a go. I had to abandon my last attempt on it so I'm not afraid to turn around if it gets too hairy.

I should have added in my first post that I really enjoyed your report :D
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Del246 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:21 pm

Thanks Fudgie. I look forward to hearing how you get on.
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Mountainlove » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:08 am

Seing the Stuc in snow just wants me to climb it ...great views...last time I was there it was too cloudy to see anything at all
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Del246 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:42 am

Mountainlove wrote:Seing the Stuc in snow just wants me to climb it ...great views...last time I was there it was too cloudy to see anything at all


Cheers Mountainlove. Your obviously braver than me !!
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Jockstar » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:48 am

I wanted to do these this summer but it wasn't to be as the weather constantly put us off. :( This is a great report and The Prow looks a bit scary and I will leave this to next year now. Well done. :)
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Re: First Solo Munro In the Snow

Postby Del246 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:14 pm

Thanks Jockstar. I will be returning next year in better weather for Stuc !
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