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Monarch of the glen and sniffer dogs at work!

Monarch of the glen and sniffer dogs at work!


Postby dogplodder » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:37 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach

Date walked: 30/07/2007

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Had half a day available so nipped down to Glen Spean to climb Beinn a Chaorainn. We'd done Beinn Teallach on a previous occasion and left Jack behind after he blotted his copy book running off after hares! :? No I don't mean we left him behind on Beinn Teallach - we left him behind at home and took just Tess as being a girl she's impeccably behaved :angel: unless she finds something dead to roll on but that's another story. :evil:

On this walk Jack seemed to have learned appropriate hill behaviour
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No running off after hares!

Loch Treig and twin peaks of the Easains on right
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Monarch of all he surveys
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Most solicitous
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Waiting patiently while we did the usual faffing with cameras
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View from top to Creag Meagaidh with glimpse of Loch Laggan
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Summit cairn
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The poles in that last shot are Moira's as I'd left mine lying where we stopped for lunch and by the time I realised I didn't have them I couldn't be bothered going back. Reckoned it would be easy enough to find them on the way down - which was very stupid as how often do we retrace our steps exactly on the descent? :roll:

The way down
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I kept thinking I might be seeing the rock we sat on a bit off the path but there were so many likely looking rocks it was like looking for a needle in the proverbial haystack. :?

But I didn't reckon on my trusty sniffer dogs. 8) After pretty much giving up hope of finding my poles I saw the dogs circling and wagging their tails furiously a bit off the path. On going over to investigate what all the canine excitement was about...... there were my poles right at the point they were doing all the tail wagging! :D

Jack certainly redeemed himself that day! :lol:

What sticks in my memory from climbing Beinn Teallach is that we didn't start until mid day so stopped for lunch not far into the walk on the edge of a plantation. I'd left Jack behind (for chasing hares at Drumochter and not coming back for 20 minutes! :shock:) and had just brought Tess. Tess is a mobile waste disposal unit and eats literally anything. She has a cast iron stomach but the side effects are not good for the atmosphere in the car on the journey home :twisted: so we buried our banana skins in a conveniently placed bog and kept her on the lead so she wouldn't dig them up and eat them.

Beinn Teallach summit
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On the way back down after climbing the hill Tess headed for exactly the spot we'd had lunch, located the correct bog and dug up the banana skins! :lol:

The other thing I remember about this day was the clegs being a nuisance - all the worse as we were in shorts! :thumbdown:
Last edited by dogplodder on Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:54 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dog too!

Postby soulminer » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:41 pm

I think Santa may need to bring you some new boots for Christmas with the amount of ground you have covered recently :lol:
I'm sure the dogs are enjoying the fresh air just as much as you are :)
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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dog too!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:53 pm

Did these two in the clag and most of the replys were from fellow walkers also doing them in clag so good to see you got a good day and to see what it looks like up there
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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dog too!

Postby dogplodder » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:54 pm

soulminer wrote:I think Santa may need to bring you some new boots for Christmas with the amount of ground you have covered recently :lol:
I'm sure the dogs are enjoying the fresh air just as much as you are :)
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But Santa knows I didnae do all these walks recently - I've been cheating with reports of old yins! :lol:

Yep the dogs are still enjoying all the fresh air but Jack's starting to slow down a bit, being a middle aged chap. :D
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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dog too!

Postby dogplodder » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:57 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Did these two in the clag and most of the replys were from fellow walkers also doing them in clag so good to see you got a good day and to see what it looks like up there


Just read your report and I see what you mean. :?

You'll need to get up there on a good day - some time when you have a few hours to spare. :D
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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dog too!

Postby doogz » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:16 pm

Well done getting your poles back

I found this frustrating on a winters day with Soulminer....all the way to the big cairn and then trying to miss the cornices for the next 20 minsf following the coire rim to the summit ......INSIDE A PING PONG BALL :shock: For just about a kilometre

I knew there had once been a serious mountaineer guy setting out for the summit and walking with his mrs....zzzzzzp disappeared from her just two feet apart from each other ..luckily the coire was packed with deep soft snow and he slid to a stop fully ok
This in my head meant me and Dave tread careful out to the summit from the first cairn ...lol
And even more careful on the return with a group of folks we never saw until they were 10-12 feet away

All for the sake of 3 blinking metres of ascent

Be grateful for a nice grassy walkway Round the coire rim

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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dog too!

Postby dogplodder » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:58 am

doogz wrote:
I knew there had once been a serious mountaineer guy setting out for the summit and walking with his mrs....zzzzzzp disappeared from her just two feet apart from each other ..luckily the coire was packed with deep soft snow and he slid to a stop fully ok


Yikes! That could have ended up so different. :shock:
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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dog too!

Postby dogplodder » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:33 pm

Just got the one pic from climbing Beinn Teallach in 2006 so for the sake of completeness I've added it on to the report.
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Re: Monarch of the glen and sniffer dogs at work!

Postby dogplodder » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:16 pm

Now I've found one of Moira at Beinn Teallach summit on the same day. :D

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