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Physio - soulminer style !

Physio - soulminer style !


Postby soulminer » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:01 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Narnain

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 06/11/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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Well, where do I start ?
Having been out of action for around 7/8wks due to the separation of some muscle from my Achilles tendon, time to regain some of the fitness lost. My GP advised me to contact the Physio Dept and arrange a course of Therapy, but after 4 calls they still seemed to be unavailable due to illness. Sod them, I will take the Therapy in hand all by myself.
Left Johnstone at around 05:00, drove through the fog bank and parked in a fog-free Succoth Car Park. Crossed the road, switch on the head torch and started up the path.
A look across the loch,
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IMGP0383 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Fog was now beginning to slide downhill as I plodded upwards. looking promising for later today then :wink:

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IMGP0387 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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The higher up the path, the better the prognosis- excuse the pun :) ,some lovely lighting of the surroundings.

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IMGP0406 by BoydBlair, on Flickr


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IMGP0407 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Decided to head for the Spearhead as this would give me some decent views of the approaching Sunrise. No ill effects from the leg so kept up a steady pace.

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IMGP0409 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Have never summited Narnain by this route and found it a treat for the feet. Reached the first little scramble behind Cruach nam Miseag. On the route up had to stop for the impending sun rise, have a wee look,

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IMGP0410 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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Loving it :thumbup: My wife watched a programme with Rolf Harris last night and this song lyric came into my head-
'Sunrise on the spearhead, sunrise on the spearhead,
Spreading all its rays on the clouds' completely corny I know, but indulge me I'm sharing the photos with you- but I have the memories of viewing it, live ! 8)
Thats enough for now, here's a view the other way

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IMGP0424 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Here are a couple more, only two now - Don't be greedy :lol:

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IMGP0427 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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Just keep walking I kept telling myself, but couldn't help sneeking another peek behind :) Or to the side,

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IMGP0443 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

And behind again,


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IMGP0459 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

More walking to do, so just got on with the task at hand. Heard voices,but didn't see a soul :? Heard them again and scan all around- then spotted a tent with 3 German Tourists savouring the same vistas. Wished them well and kept on moving for the next ascent.

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IMGP0467 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Some more views from around me,

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IMGP0471 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0472 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0475 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0477 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0482 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0487 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Zoomed shot of the Doonray Reactor :lol:

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IMGP0488 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Walked steadily onwards and up through the Chimney, just not bieng able to believe that I had planned for this, but did not believe I was I woul be lucky enough to succeed- I love it when a plan comes together 8)

Some images from the summit,


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IMGP0494 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0497 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Happy, Happy, Joy,Joy Won't be anything else splendid today- WRONG !

Brocken Spectre,

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IMGP0507 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Decided to loop the walk and summit the Cobbler then head down the Ridge to the cross at the Dam. By now I was a beaming baffoon :lol: Spoke to a few others who were enjoying the day as I slurrped down caffeine and enjoyed all before me.

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IMGP0521 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0524 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0530 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Walked along the Ridge with a grin like a cat from Cheshire, then another event- what can I say, well no more.
Zoom shot from near the Ridge end.

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IMGP0540 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0541 by BoydBlair, on Flickr.

More images here if you wish to look- http://www.flickr.com/photos/boydblair/sets/72157627941998247/
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby U059361 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:07 pm

Yet another spectre, perfect day for it right enough, 2 more reports with them today.
Great pics, bit early for me tho'
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby Fudgie » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:08 pm

Fantastic pictures there and one of these days I'm going to try being up there for sunrise but will punish myself to lug all my camera gear up too.
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby dooterbang » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:11 pm

Jammy git - loving it.

Some splendid photos.
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby kinley » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:12 pm

8) Beautiful 8)

We were looking up towards Arrochar this morning over that inversion - the long lochs really funnel it don't they.

Hope that Achilles is responding to your ministrations :)
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby cheekykarma » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:17 pm

Superb!! fantastic pics of the sun rising

and then - to just cap it all a spectre pic - you have all the jam in your jammy jam jar :)

A fantastic day and really amazing pics - really despite Scotlands - regular grey days and moments - it is these pics - these days - these moments - that totally show off how sweet a spot we have in such a small area
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby Avocetboy » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:20 pm

Bloody marvellous, that.
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby soulminer » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:15 pm

kinley wrote:
Hope that Achilles is responding to your ministrations :)

Well it didn't crack like a whip :lol:
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby Bod » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:08 am

Just great! Wonderful adventurous spirit.....hope the muscles and tendons are healing well :D
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby rockhopper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:24 am

what a belter - lovely :thumbup:
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby foggieclimber » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:34 am

Superb :D
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby mrssanta » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:59 am

sooo jealous
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby soulminer » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:22 pm

Cheers all for the comments 8) glad you enjoyed the views.
u059361 wrote:
bit early for me tho'

I'm a baker so thats a long lie :lol:

Bod wrote
hope the muscles and tendons are healing well

In deed they are, and about time too- hate not being in hills, it's a wonder no one heard me scream :)

Cheekykarma wrote
A fantastic day and really amazing pics - really despite Scotlands - regular grey days and moments - it is these pics - these days - these moments - that totally show off how sweet a spot we have in such a small area

Agree completely- even about the pics :lol:, so much condensed into the one little country- burstin' full of jammy goodness :thumbup:
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby dogplodder » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:27 pm

Stunning photographs and what a day you had! :D

Glad the injury is healing well.
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Re: Physio - soulminer style !

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:28 pm

The stuff of dreams !!!

:thumbup:
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