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Gentle stroll with a tired American

Gentle stroll with a tired American


Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:04 pm

Route description: Ben Vrackie, near Pitlochry

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Vrackie

Date walked: 06/11/2011

Time taken: 3.3 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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Hello fellow WH members its great to be back after a 6/7 week lay off(youngest lassie was moving house & dad was joiner/plumber/electrician/painter/decorator/removal man/general dogsbody).This was not the intended walk planned for this day,but after stretch"s epic day on the Aonachs on Sat this was just what the doctor ordered,it had it all,great views,blue sky"s,cloud inversion and a chance to catch up with Andy before he heads home.
Wont bore you with a long winded TR, and also, there has been many fine reports posted already from this weekend,so I will just let the pictures taken speak for themselves,hope you enjoy.
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Nice inversion
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Nice inversion
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Ben Vrackie
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Happy American
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Stretch & Ben Vrackie
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Surrounding hills
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Lochan
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Lochan & Ben Vrackie
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Across Lochan
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View back across Lochan
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Half way up
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More inversion
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Ben "a" Ghlo
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Invesion
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A weary American reaching the summit
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Probably our 2nd last summit pic

Passed by this wee gem dont know how many times, and now glad to have been on summit of Ben Vrackie, rest assured it wont be the last time I"m here.
Another fine day out in your company Andy,only one more to go and then your off home,lets hope we have same weather next weekend.
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby Stretch » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:41 pm

Enjoyed this one Willie, fingers crossed for fine weather next Saturday. Also, the only reason I'm 'happy' in that one pic is because I'm standing on flat ground. :lol:
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:47 pm

Oh GLW,

Read this one with a bit of a heavy heart :(

Goodness knows how you feel :( :(
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby Graeme D » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:57 pm

A heavy heart indeed Willie. But you guys have some great memories together on the hills. These things tie you together in friendship. :D
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby dooterbang » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:00 pm

i feel your pain Gammy....for being project manager and builder for 6 weeks. Same reason i didnt walk.
Great to be out again and on a fab wee hill.
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby nathan79 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:16 pm

Glad to see that camouflage buff getting an outing! :D
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby Bod » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:52 am

:D Ben Vrackie, always a great outing! Looking very much forward to the Cobbler :D
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:38 am

Certain hills let the views do the talking and Ben Vrackie is one off them. A straight forward path up so all you have to do is snap away and hey presto, walk report done :D
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby Gable Gable End » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:12 am

Ive never been up here yet; great photos and views!
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby ChrisW » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:32 pm

These are clearly photoshopped cos you two are together and the sun is shining :lol: its good that you took a quiet stroll in the sun before the long goodbye. I reckon Gammy will have to make the WH North America Meet Up :lol:
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby Jockstar » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:18 pm

Great to see the sunshine and the inversions, but the highlight of the day is Stretch wearing his other pair of trousers!!
Obviously the waterproofs are in the packing case ready for TN winter weather!!!! :D
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby mountainstar » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:55 pm

Have done this hill a few times, the last time was on a Christmas Eve in 2006 (stopped in the Moulin Inn), with an identical inversion...
Ben vrackie, sunset.jpg

Wish I could be there next week, have a blast :D
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby morag1 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:03 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:joiner/plumber/electrician/painter/decorator/removal man/general dogsbody

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice photos of a fine walk. Really like the look of the halfway Lochan, if I ever get up here I will take my bikini and go in for a swim. Not in the winter though :shock:
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:12 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Oh GLW,

Read this one with a bit of a heavy heart :(
Mmmmm !

Graeme Dewar wrote:A heavy heart indeed Willie. But you guys have some great memories together on the hills. These things tie you together in friendship.


Aye indeed Graeme,but great memories.

ChrisW wrote:its good that you took a quiet stroll in the sun before the long goodbye.


One more to go Chris,rollon the "cobbler"
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Re: Gentle stroll with a tired American

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:18 pm

dooterbang wrote:i feel your pain Gammy....for being project manager and builder for 6 weeks.

Aye it was great fun doots :wtf:

mountainstar wrote:Wish I could be there next week, have a blast


Me too Alan.

Gable Gable End wrote:Ive never been up here yet; great photos and views!


Well worth a visit GGE

Many thanks to all who took the time & effort to post replys on this one.
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