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Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!


by dooterbang » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:53 pm

Route description: Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim, Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 17/12/2011

Time taken: 10.45 hours

Distance: 25.2 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby jonny616 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:44 pm

slowcoach we did 26K Sunday in 9:30 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Great report

Regards

Jonny
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby iainwatson » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:08 pm

well done to all especially the troops who added in the third,

i hadnt even though of combining these hills in summer,let alone winter

looks like my kinda day out-superb! :D
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby dooterbang » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:15 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Dooters, fantastic effort. I guess it helps being with such a large group but can't help thinking this is beyond me ! Then again my solo epic last March was probably similar when I think about it with 5 miles to walk out in the dark in near white out from midday with two self arrest slips thrown in for good measure. Wife didn't think it was so funny at the time though !
Ah see, your just as mental/motivated as us lot :D

Louise wrote:wow, what a day!
Thanks, shagger :D

nathan79 wrote:A beast of a winter trek.
WIth a hangover and poor sleep. Rather you than me!
oh im sure you've been out under the influence of a dram or 6!!

rockhopper wrote:Definitely off your collective rockers - maybe if you stopped fooling around you might get back in time for your dinner :lol: :lol:

But seriously, epic trip doots and great sunset photos towards the end :D Back in May I had worked out a route to cover the 7 munros, plus The Sow and the Graham, Creag Ruadh, in one big 2 day loop with an overnight camp on a dry, hot, sunny end of May holiday weekend -didn't quite work out that way :shock: - much prefer your weather even though not good all the time 8)
That sounds like an epic trip...and right up my street. The 7 munros could be bashed in 1 long day in summer but we kept these bunch especially for winter. I think next spring/summer will throw up ubertastic epics from a few WH members :wink:

DavyB wrote: Star gazing was a nice end to a fun night. :D
Magical indeed, not the usual Saturday evening.

fipriestley wrote:Great report - what an adventure! Now I'm really kicking myself for only doing 1 of 2 munros aimed for yesterday :roll:
Its still there to be walked again :)


BlackPanther wrote:Hi Dooterbang! It was nice to have met you too. I wondered whether you managed to do Meal Chuaich - hats off to you and your group, in such conditions. First class mountain porn :lol: Glad you got down safely :D So did we!
We managed to reach both Munro summits (working with map, compass and gps), we looked like snowmen - so Black Panther turned into a Snow Leopard for a short time :lol: It was really hellish up there and on the way to the second Munro the wind stole our map!!! Kevin tried to chase it, no chance, he moved too slow in the snow. Luckily we still had a picture of the map on the camera and could take grid refs from gps so we found the top cairn. From there we decided to go due west and instead of looking for the quarry track we went down a snowy gully. It was mostly good going, a few funny moments with snow up to our bums :lol: :lol: :lol: We were back down just about when the sun was setting.
I'll post my report soon just as I find some time to sort pics - I've got Christmas madness going on now at home at full speed. Crazy time!
Here's one more proof that condition up there were just as described:
snow leopard.jpg
Well done on bagging both summits, in what was crap conditions.
We also used a combo of GPS & Maps. Glad you got home safely and had the joys of xmas shopping still to contend with.
Good thinking taking a photo of your map, top tip indeed :D
Looking forward to that TR.

Eskimo wrote:Did these hills on a very baltic day in January of this year. Icy rain with a decent wind made for a god awful day! I would trade your whiteout anytime!
quote]That sounds brutal :shock:

Kevin29035 wrote:Good job on the 3 dooterbang and everyone else.
Thanks Kev - nice to see you, just.

jonny616 wrote:slowcoach we did 26K Sunday in 9:30 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Im ditching my group and coming with you guys :D :lol:

iainwatson wrote:well done to all especially the troops who added in the third,

i hadnt even though of combining these hills in summer,let alone winter

looks like my kinda day out-superb! :D
Cheers Ian....your more than welcome to join us anytime. Im doing Beinn Ime from Butterbridge Xmas morning if your tempted - 7.30am start.
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby iainwatson » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:46 pm

aye it would be good to get out with your bunch sometime for an epic and xmas morn would be ideal,

BUT

with two young children i've got two chances......none and f*** all :lol:
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby mrssanta » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:15 pm

iainwatson wrote:with two young children i've got two chances......none and f*** all :lol:


Ah but you'll miss them when they have gone :?
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:01 pm

Back to earth with a bang after the fine weather you got last time. What a day and report though, like Iain i'd love a day out with the Dooterbang gang also, not sure i'm crazy enough though. Will i have to turn up in a straight jacket? :D As for the ladies on this site i think their in denial of you :D
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:45 pm

This walk with your mates is well worth missing a Christmas night out for.

They're over-rated anyway, you know its time to leave when the people asking you to dance address you as Mrs Henderson or Boss!!!!


You would probably have fallen asleep face first into your Jalfreizi :lol:
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby Fcfraser » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:28 pm

Planning this walk on Sunday...mope conditions bit better than you had! Your report made me giggle!
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