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Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste


Postby kevsbald » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:59 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chrulaiste

Date walked: 30/12/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 560m

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The weather is doing my nut in. 16 days off from Christmas Eve and only a failed trip with the G5 to show for it. I had originally planned to head NW and follow Collaciotach's excellent trip of Gleouriach but as I drove through Glencoe, the snow started to fall and my doubts set in. I'm determined to take my time and do all of the hills over 2000ft and I'd like to keep the hills with thrills for days that live long in the memory. As such, I re-assessed my options and decided a shortish day on Beinn a Chrualaiste would do especially if I got some nice views across to the Big Shepherd. I parked at the Altnafeadh amongst keen Bookilers and it seemed i'd be on my own today, which suited me fine. The route is very straightforward and occupied a quick morning - I didn't get the knockout views but will be back for a wee wild camp at the 639 cairn in the summer to take in a sunset over the Buachaille. I enjoyed the amble and took my time - I had been told my photos were fine but I could do better - try something more imaginative, she said. I was inspired by Rossco's vopitzer ciabatta (sorry Rossco) and took a pic of my own culinary delight - home made and not bad with a wee cuppy at the summit. I have long laughed at the exorbitant amounts of money that people pay for equipment - well, I am a convert of Rab Primaloft trousers - it felt like both legs were being caressed by duvet lady orifices - a real pleasure to wear them. Can't wait to get back out again. :D
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Early morning Buachaille
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Setting off on the shoulder of Beinn a Chrulaiste
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Serene moments at the 637m lochain
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Freeze that poison arrow to my heeeeaaart
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Ice graffiti'd wall
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Icy trig
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From Stornoway to Calcutta to Chrulaiste
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Buachaille poking out
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby mountain thyme » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:26 pm

Thanks for posting.. Im Looking to try and do a corbett or two over the new year.. and ones that arent too far from glasgow. The black pudding pakora looks yummy!
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby Gavin99 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Stornoway black pudding , ABC lyrics and something vaguely disturbing about Rab troosers , an eclectic report Kev. :)
Know what you mean about the weather :?
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby malky_c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:44 pm

Looks like west (or early) was best, despite the weather forecast. At least you got to see the buachaille, which is more than I would have expected today.
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:37 pm

Looks a bit differant to when i was up it this year, cracking views of the Buch though.As for the blackpudding the jurys still out, on second thoughts cold blackpudding? Minging :D
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:38 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Thanks for posting.. Im Looking to try and do a corbett or two over the new year.. and ones that arent too far from glasgow. The black pudding pakora looks yummy!


Are you looking for a Corbett guide MT? :D
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby Collaciotach » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:50 pm

Ah you made a wise decision i reckon ,weather has been pants ....gu dearbh ,real torrential rain in the Ard peninsulas all day and not even a sub 2 to be seen through the gloom.

I enjoyed seeing some ice and snow there on A' chrulaiste :D

Will be out burning the lard first weekend of new year and it will be dry and cold ..... i have the sight you see :lol:

Good report Kev
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby mountain thyme » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:51 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
mountain thyme wrote:Thanks for posting.. Im Looking to try and do a corbett or two over the new year.. and ones that arent too far from glasgow. The black pudding pakora looks yummy!


Are you looking for a Corbett guide MT? :D


haha yeah are you offering? as long as you're cheaper than the few munro guides ive had :)
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:59 pm

mountain thyme wrote:
Johnny Corbett wrote:
mountain thyme wrote:Thanks for posting.. Im Looking to try and do a corbett or two over the new year.. and ones that arent too far from glasgow. The black pudding pakora looks yummy!


Are you looking for a Corbett guide MT? :D


haha yeah are you offering? as long as you're cheaper than the few munro guides ive had :)


You're more than welcome to join me as long as you promise not to beat me to 221 :D
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:07 pm

Seems to be a popular hill these days.

Fantastic photos Kev but why did you have to ruin with pic of black pudding??? Yeeks!!! I've only just gotten over the filter feeders!!!! :( :sick: :sick:
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby iainwatson » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:55 pm

nice one kev,good change of plan,i'm with you on the pakora-but it would need to be warm :D

nice to see some decent weather,corrour was..........well........absolutely f*uckin mental today :lol:
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby rockhopper » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:07 am

well done kev - but have you tried the black pudding from the butcher in Aultbea ? :D
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Re: Black pudding pakora on Beinn a Chrulaiste

Postby kevsbald » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:32 pm

RHopper - no I haven't. Will keep that in mind. The black pudding from Braemar butcher isn't bad but the best sausages can be found in Turriff - that guy has won the Gold sausage for 2011 and 2010 - I cannot recommend his sausage anymore than that. :D
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