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Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!


Postby pigeon » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:49 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chochuill, Beinn Eunaich

Date walked: 17/12/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 1221m

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Yes!The forecast looked good for today so Beinn a'chochuill and Eunaich were the targets,myself,Ian,Charlie and the ever present Jake were suited and booted and on the go for 0815.
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jake eager as ever
Good going up the track to the sharp right turn and then onto the hill.
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spooky eyed coo
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up the track
With Charlie still having the tail end of the man flu and the cold making me and Ian's beaks run like taps ,it was like the 2011 snot fest,and ian thought it was hilarious when a big steam of the stuff landed on ma shiny new jacket(but then i thought it was hilarious when he losts one of his mitts later :lol: )Then the hard work began as we took to the hill
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harder going now
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a wee breather for a pic or 2
It was tough going in the deep snow till we got to about 750m ,started to get a bit icy here so with da crampons
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crampons on
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down to loch awe
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down to glen orchy
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sun out but still cold
Going up here was a bit better on the firmer ground with great views when the sun came out BUT a false summit was reached and then a heartbreaking second one as well so we were relieved when we got to Beinn a' Chochuill.
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cruachan
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at last beinn ' a chochuill
It had taken just over 3 hrs to get here, so no hanging about.It was - 14 in the wind chill according to Charlie's wee gadget .The wind was stinging our faces with ice and snow causing even MORE snot to fly !!No much place for shelter so huddled in behind some rocks for the coldest pitstop ever.
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the coldest Tea room in scotland
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the way to Beinn Eunaich
The way to Beinn Eunaich was clear to see and it was a fair wee drop down and reclimb to reach this bad boy. :(
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feeling the pain!
It was a major struggle up this last climb the visibilty was not great and it was a great relief when we got to the top.
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charlie, ian, pigeon and Jake the frozen dug
We were knackered at this point and poor wee jake looked frozen without his winter jacket!Two guys appeared from out of nowhere and kindly took our picture.We walked with the guys for a wee bit on the way back down but they were too quick for us
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murder on the hills
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gizza kiss
First bit of the way down was nice and easy and Jake soon thawed oot then a wee steep slippy bit doon to the track.Plain sailing back to the car apart from trying to get through a big herd of hee-land coos.
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last look back
A quick change then into Tyndrum for the mandatory pint.Easy peesy or whit!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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mandatory pint stop
Oh aye,forgot to say good luck Charlie tomorrow on Challum,rather you than me :lol:
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby iainwatson » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:28 pm

brilliant! love the pictures,loved the report and thats my kinda day out 8)

i bailed on Mount Keen today,was too tired to get up at 4:30am lol so hopefully a good sleep the night and i'll go up tomorrrow,sooo excited to be getting back out in the snow :D
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby Huck Finn » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:31 pm

Another interesting account of the days events, new camera has kicked out some cracking pics, Really looking forward to our Christmas eve walk :thumbup:
Some of my photos from today below :D

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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby Huck Finn » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:37 pm

missed a pics :(
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby pigeon » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:40 pm

iainwatson wrote:brilliant! love the pictures,loved the report and thats my kinda day out 8)

i bailed on Mount Keen today,was too tired to get up at 4:30am lol so hopefully a good sleep the night and i'll go up tomorrrow,sooo excited to be getting back out in the snow :D
Cheers Ian,you'll enjoy Mount Keen,did it in february,think my bro-in law Huck Finn has a report on here for that day,piece of cake for a man of your calibre :lol:
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby pigeon » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:42 pm

Brilliant pictures again Huck,another crackin day oot :thumbup: Bring on xmas eve and the Vorlich :lol:
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby EwaMH » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:16 pm

Fantastic photos!!! I am not a touch jealous...We did these just over a month ago (November 12th) and your pictures make it feel like it was months and months ago, it's a whole other-even more stunning than it was then-world! I feel your pain on those false summits before Beinn a'Chochuill, in the snow I imagine it was loads worse than without..same with the slog up Beinn Eunaich tho I bet! Definately worth it for the views you were rewarded with :)
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby rockhopper » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:33 am

Epic stuff and some cracking photos pigeon :thumbup: - nearly at the 100 :D
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby kevsbald » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:01 am

Love the terminator cows. Some beautiful light on some of those photos.
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:38 am

Some day you all got - cracking photos.

Think i picked the wrong area yesterday :(
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby tomyboy73 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:27 pm

well done guys, crackin pictures
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby Mountainlove » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Brilliant photos...specially the cows and frozen dog ones :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby quoman » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:03 pm

Nice one pigeon
cracking pic's and report a coundnt get oot ma self sat/sun
but going away up the hills the morra hope to get some nice pics.
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby pigeon » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:54 pm

Cheers quoman,Mountainlove,tomyboy and dooterbang,
kevsbald wrote:Love the terminator cows. Some beautiful light on some of those photos.
Thanks kevsbald,great area this,your report from the nearby corbett on Friday will no doubt inspire a re -visit :lol:
EwaMH wrote:Fantastic photos!!! I am not a touch jealous...We did these just over a month ago (November 12th) and your pictures make it feel like it was months and months ago, it's a whole other-even more stunning than it was then-world! I feel your pain on those false summits before Beinn a'Chochuill, in the snow I imagine it was loads worse than without..same with the slog up Beinn Eunaich tho I bet! Definately worth it for the views you were rewarded with :)
Thanks EWA,the first false summit was half expected but the 2nd one :( :( :(
rockhopper wrote:Epic stuff and some cracking photos pigeon :thumbup: - nearly at the 100 :D
Would have been at the 100 RH if it hadn't been for those pesky Drumochter hills :lol: Get there soon though :thumbup:
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Re: Harry Snotters and the poor wee frozen dug!

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:16 pm

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