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Make mine's a double!

Make mine's a double!


Postby Pelter99 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:06 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh

Date walked: 19/11/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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Having caught Ghlas, Lawers and Stuc two weeks previous we were keen to catch Greigh and Garbh. As we set off from the Lawers Hotel car park just before eight it felt unseasonally mild for this time of year. By the time we were passed the farm and up unto the approach to Meall Greigh the wind had started to pick up and the jacket was back on. As we climbed the clouds rolled in and eventually we were walking through the all too familiar pea soup! nevertheless we made good time (by our standards) and reached the cairn just before ten.
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Thankfully as we headed off the clouds started the break giving us some excellent views of Meall Garbh.
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By now the wind had really picked up as we made our ascent, at least the rain had stayed away! Anyhow, we eventually reached the summit where we weren't disappointed with our view towards An Stuc which looked totally formidable from this side.
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Due to the heavy cloud cover we retraced our steps and enjoyed a well earned pint in the Lawers hotel. Great to have bagged another two Munros and hopefully the weather will hold out and let us get to twenty before Christmas. :D
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Re: Make mine's a double!

Postby Louis6 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:23 pm

Hey Pelter,nice report will need to get ma finger Oot and start these myself,good to see you caught other 2,Dono if you'll get the Magic 20 before Crimbo,bit crazy out their,Danny and meself been sticking to A few Corbetts, Sub 2000s :) anyways Merry Christmas M8,later.
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Re: Make mine's a double!

Postby mrssanta » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:35 pm

just noticed the wee dug in the third picture! lovely views you got in the end
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Re: Make mine's a double!

Postby Pelter99 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:31 pm

Louis6 wrote:Hey Pelter,nice report will need to get ma finger Oot and start these myself,good to see you caught other 2,Dono if you'll get the Magic 20 before Crimbo,bit crazy out their,Danny and meself been sticking to A few Corbetts, Sub 2000s :) anyways Merry Christmas M8,later.


Cheers Louis6, aye a think the twenty before xmas is oot the picture :( . Anyhow all the best and hopefully we'll meet p in the new year.
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Re: Make mine's a double!

Postby Pelter99 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:33 pm

mrssanta wrote:just noticed the wee dug in the third picture! lovely views you got in the end

Thanks Mrs Santa, yeah cloud cleared eventually. It definately makes all the difference when you get the views.
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Re: Make mine's a double!

Postby rocket-ron » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:55 pm

well done planning these in the next few weeks
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Re: Make mine's a double!

Postby Pelter99 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:50 pm

rocket-ron wrote:well done planning these in the next few weeks

Best of luck rocket! I'm still a bit wary of tackling hills in the snow. I was thinking of getting some training or teaming up with someone with a bit more exprience in Winter walking.
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