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Club walk

Club walk


Postby fipriestley » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:59 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 11/12/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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My first munro with Glenrothes club... in the snow... and a santa hat :lol: ...and no need for ice axe or crampons today (still on my 'to acquire' list!)

Landrover track was iced over making it easier walking to stick with the snow at the sides. On reaching the hill the ascent was fairly straight forward although the path iced over in parts (meant the descent was in the heather to the side). As it levelled off the ground became more icy with a lighter covering of snow, with other parts in deep snow.

Stayed bright and fairly clear giving good views, until nearer the top where the clouds came in... too cold to wait around at the cairn so we returned by the same route. For the last half hour, back on the landrover track, the heavy snow came on giving much relief when the bus came in to view :)
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santas day out :)
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snowy track - take care on icy bridges with no hand rails!
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patchy snow
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sun trying to break through
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lots of the white stuff :)
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nearing summit, now in cloud
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at the summit, kept the hat on all the way :)
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Re: Club walk

Postby mrssanta » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:55 am

definitely like the hat. did it flash as well?
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Re: Club walk

Postby dooterbang » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:18 pm

Sometimes its nice to be out with a group as can get a good laugh and some banter.

Well done.
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Re: Club walk

Postby fipriestley » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:25 pm

mrssanta wrote:definitely like the hat. did it flash as well?

Yes and it still works :)

Thanks Dooterbang; they're a friendly group and the organised bus trips make for easier travelling too (with optional napping!)
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