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Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Cold & Windy in Drumochter


Postby Tomsie » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:20 pm

Munros included on this walk: Geal-charn (Drumochter)

Date walked: 30/11/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 9 km

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This was a windy cold day and it wasn’t letting up on the hill, the drive down were nice clear skies, but as soon as we reached Balsporran Cottage the sky turned black and the waterproofs on were before we headed away, the tips of fingers numb already from getting ready. The snow and wind made the walk up the hill slow and the camera didn’t come out until the top it was this wndy and cold, the worst I’ve seen it since I started hill-walking. Very short stop at the top, and decision made to come back down after one member blown off their feet, the rain had started or the facial acupuncture as it felt, picked up path and headed back to car, unfortunately photo’s don’t seem to being saved on phone, strange, need to put on nerds hat
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby Tomsie » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:34 pm

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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby spiderwebb » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:02 pm

Interesting day !! :D

That summit cairn/shelter could have done with a bit more height ! But enjoyed it all the same. Think I should have put my goggles on as eyes were sore following morning after being blasted all day.

Glad you took some pics as my camera never came out. We'll get back up there and complete the other's, ideal winter ones methinks as no major difficulties as long as its a reasonably nice day with less wind.
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby blueyed » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:24 pm

oh, this looks cold!
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby Tomsie » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:06 pm

Sure will Dave as soon as I know next days off I'll post to see if ye are free.

Depending on the weather of course but can always travel a bit too.

Shame only a few photo's, but its one more off the list. :D
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby spiderwebb » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:37 pm

I'm happy to travel, you have to to get to many of these, still not so far now I live here rather than Bedfordshire !!

I've got nearly all to do over Braemar way and the Cairngorms, apart from Lochnagar (just the one) which I did a few weeks back with Hazel and only done 3 in the Gorms. But daylight limits the distances walkable, but having seem Ben Wyvis today, as I took some rubbish to the tip at Dingwall, it looked superb clothed in white. Reckon despite the thaw setting in during our day more white stuff must have fallen overnight.

If we get less wind I'll give you some compass/map lessons and maybe some ice axe stuff if you fancy it !! :D

Plus Hazel and wifey been picking on me on Facebook to get a job....buggers...so may soon be confined to walking weekends :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby Tomsie » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:33 am

Did Hazel get any grief from her post about the walk on facebook.

Ice axe lessons would be good cheers
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby Hill-loving lady » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:32 pm

Tomsie wrote:Did Hazel get any grief from her post about the walk on facebook.

Ice axe lessons would be good cheers


No grief Tomsie - but bruises galore after my fall. My rear end is really quite a glorious sight with a mixture of red, black, blue now tinged with yellow!!! My left elbow is double its normal size and my arms are covered with deep bruising from the jaggy rocks I landed on. Love the pic of me trying to stand still btw...looks like I'm really having a blast - not!!!! :D
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby monty » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:59 pm

Shame the weather was against you Tomsie but at least you managed to bag one and got a day out in the hills with company :D
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby Tomsie » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:34 pm

Doesnt sound to good HLL, didnt realise it was that bad, hows the knee?

Yeah Monty it was a good day meeting both HLL and Spiderwebb, will learn a lot from both of them, (well they are older :wink: ).
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby spiderwebb » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:28 pm

Older don't I know it ! You set a good pace going up and there was me thinking the snow will slow you both down a bit !! :lol:

Must take a mirror with me before photos....looks like I've got an egg on my head !
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby Tomsie » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:02 pm

It did slow us down ;)

i'm thinking of heading out either tuesday or wednesday, not deff that i have tuesday off yet
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby spiderwebb » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:48 pm

Tues or Wed keep me posted may be able to get out.
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby Tomsie » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:04 pm

Going out on Wednesday, if you or Hazel are going will meet for same ones and if not i will take in something closer that i havnt done yet. But will be looking to start walk @ 8am, ye can let me know
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Re: Cold & Windy in Drumochter

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:27 pm

Wed should be Ok, I'll confirm late on Monday and I'll have alook at what to do meantime.
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