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In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoughts

In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoughts


by kevsbald » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:58 pm

Route description: Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil from Culra

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Bheoil, Ben Alder, Carn Dearg (Loch Pattack)

Date walked: 05/11/2011

Time taken: 24 hours

Distance: 54 km

Ascent: 2001m

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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby magicdin » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:01 pm

felt your pain re the walk out - having done it a couple of times - last time I took the bike :D
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby Alastair S » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:37 pm

Great stuff Kevin :thumbup:

The early start certainly paid off - great sunrise shots of Schiehallion.

And will this be the final nail in the nae bikes policy? My final nail was a one day 40km hike to bag Ben Avon & Beinn a' Bhuird. Love MTB'ing now. Especially when passing heavily back-packed walkers :lol:
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby kevsbald » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:58 pm

Al, I've asked Sunty so we'll see fit happens....
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby Graeme D » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:27 pm

NO!!!!!!!!!!! Kev, repeat after me 100 times: "We're purists". D'you nae remember telling it to that family at the summit of Alder. The look of admiration on their faces! Or was that pity? They both look the same sometimes...... :?
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:30 pm

Aye if you guys had cycled in you could have done all 6 in the one day :D
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby weemistermac » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:11 pm

Alastair S wrote:My final nail was a one day 40km hike to bag Ben Avon & Beinn a' Bhuird.


I kow what you mean Alastair. I did Ben Avon from Tomintoul, walking all the way. It damn near killed me!
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby iainwatson » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:59 am

an amusing read kev.....and no i never got a puncture :lol: when i arrived at the van at 4:30 i was thinking of the two of you plodding along the track.
it was a great day and fabulous walk,the hulk of Ben Alder took me by suprise as did the length of the walk over the two hills but i'm really happy i saved these for a good day with views as i never saw nothing when i did the other 4

good to meet you and greame,was nice to have some company for a change :D
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby iainwatson » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:47 pm

i'm not going to do a walk report(at the minute anyway) so here are a few pics i took

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if you look closely enough you and greame are in the last picture too
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby Gable Gable End » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:16 pm

weemistermac wrote:So that's what Aldr looks like on a fine day! I might just have to go do it again sometime.


agreed! :shock:
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby Graeme D » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:21 pm

Nice pics Iain. My report should be up tonight or tomorrow. :D
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby lomondwalkers » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:36 pm

Brilliant report Kev!!! That early start was worth it for the Schiehallion pics alone 8)
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby monty » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:49 pm

Talk about misleading the poor public. What was i to expect with a title like that ? and all i got was a couple of puritans beasting themselves till they could barely walk any further but each didnt want to let on to the other :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bit like a not so local Fitba team :lol:

Good effort young ones. Love the photies. :D
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby malky_c » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:56 pm

Ah there you are Monty. You mentioned doing this lot and more a couple of weeks back and I've not noticed you since. I was wondering if you were still up there somewhere, what with your pace slowing down and all :lol:

Good report Kev, although definitely the abridged version compared to Graeme's tome :D
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby Graeme D » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:43 pm

malky_c wrote:Ah there you are Monty. You mentioned doing this lot and more a couple of weeks back and I've not noticed you since. I was wondering if you were still up there somewhere, what with your pace slowing down and all :lol:

Good report Kev, although definitely the abridged version compared to Graeme's tome :D


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Aye Malky, Kev does abridged so much better than me. I just dinnae ken when to let it go! :D
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Re: In Culra bothy - a 16-year old Orcadian and impure thoug

Postby foggieclimber » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:51 pm

Enjoyed that thanks.
I don't do bikes, nothing to do with being a purist, I prefer sore feet to a sore butt :).
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