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A nice wee plan B (again)

A nice wee plan B (again)


Postby pigeon » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:28 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Vrackie

Date walked: 26/11/2011

Time taken: 3.25 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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Supposed to be Glen Etive today,forecast not good ,thought about Mullach Clach a'bhlair/Sgor Ghaoith,forecast 100 mph winds so decided to play it safe and go for Ben Vrackie.Up there for 8 ,met Ian and jake and we were off just before half 8
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jake eager to get going
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looking south
Up through the woods and on to the hillside where it was pretty mild and calm despite the horrendous forecasts :D Took the bealeach path and got up to the lochan
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lochan a' choice
Still pretty good conditions up till here and made the top in about an hour and a half
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schiehallion
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carn laith
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ian and jake -ben vrackie
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pigeon
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jake enjoying the snaw
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Windy at the top but could see over to schiehallion which looked ok but over to bhienn a ghlo was a different story, looked pretty wild that way so we were glad we never ventured further up the A9,sat at the top for a wee while having a cuppa ,throwing snow balls for jake and built a wee snow man
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"aw right neebs"
Back down to the cars in 3 hours 15 mins,glad we good out,good wee hill this,ideal for a winter walk,quick pint in Fishers bar home for 2 o clock and out for half2 for a few pints with pigeon snr.No sure how it would have panned out if we had went up to sgor gaoith but we think we made the right shout,here'hoping for better weather next weekend :thumbup:
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby Collaciotach » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:56 pm

the nice wee plan B is a good idea and good report :D ..... been blowing in the Gaidhealtachd for the last three days ,i may chance Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour) tomorrow ....then again !!
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby hazewell » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:42 pm

love the snowman :lol:
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby quoman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:45 am

Me to love the snowman :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:43 pm

Looks like you had a good day :D
Hopefully we will get on the hills next weekend :thumbup:
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby rockhopper » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:06 pm

Nice one pigeon :thumbup: I chickened out and stayed at home - fed up not being able to see much on many walks, I'm trying to go out when there's more chance of views.....problem is I'm spending a lot of time off the hills as a result :shock: :? :eh:
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby pigeon » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:18 pm

Collaciotach wrote:the nice wee plan B is a good idea and good report :D ..... been blowing in the Gaidhealtachd for the last three days ,i may chance Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour) tomorrow ....then again !!
Cheers Collaciotach,did you get up Garbh Bhienn today,we could see it from Ballachulish last week ,looks a good one :thumbup:
quoman wrote:Me to love the snowman :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
Glad you like the snowman quoman :lol:
Huck Finn wrote:Looks like you had a good day :D
Hopefully we will get on the hills next weekend :thumbup:
Map is already marked out shorty :lol:
rockhopper wrote:Nice one pigeon :thumbup: I chickened out and stayed at home - fed up not being able to see much on many walks, I'm trying to go out when there's more chance of views.....problem is I'm spending a lot of time off the hills as a result :shock: :? :eh:
Aye know what you mean Rockhopper,we were saving this one for a good snowy day but it wasn't worth risking a longer drive elsewhere,but anyway it was a good wee half day,just pleased to get out ken 8)
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby Mountainlove » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:21 pm

The snowman made me laugh great idea!! Weather looked so much better than down south!
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby pigeon » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:27 pm

Mountainlove wrote:The snowman made me laugh great idea!! Weather looked so much better than down south!
Aye we decided to avoid the weather that you took on head first :lol:
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby iainwatson » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:14 pm

well done for getting out over the weekend,

i took the gamble of a 3.5hr drive to fersit and it paid off :D
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:43 pm

Well done Pigeon :D


Did I miss the soup of the day? :lol:


PS Does Jake get any?
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby pigeon » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:21 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Well done Pigeon :D


Did I miss the soup of the day? :lol:


PS Does Jake get any?
Seeing as it was only a short day Polly ,the soup of the day(baxter's chicken broth no less) was left in the bag for the upcoming Drumochter trip,probably too windy for the stove anyway.Jake has been known to have some soup ,he will eat anything,got him some potted hough for next time(don't tell him ,it's a surprise)Ian tells me his favourite drinks are tequilla or bailey,s :lol:
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Re: A nice wee plan B (again)

Postby Huck Finn » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:04 pm

Looking forward to the Chicken Broth already, I was looking at some home made soup recipes for one of our trips, it may be worth a try :D
Watty has phoned about May and loads of room so he will get booked in with no problems, he is well excited about it already :thumbup:
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