Ben Tirran in a new year blizzard
by Ranger » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:53 pm
Route description: Ben Tirran by Loch Brandy and Wharral, Glen Clova
Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Tirran
Date walked: 02/01/2012
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 14 km
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Utter, utter, nonsense. Visibility up high started bad and got worse. We used the corries - Brandy and Whirral, as handrails to ensure we didnt get lost on the plateau. Still needed the compass to reach the trig point after waiting 20 minutes for a sight of Loch Whirral - from the top of the crags above - for alignment!
- Back in the corrie, the 'sunshine' (forget that) and 'showers' has become a 3 hour snow storm. MWIS at its infuriating worst!
by Tomsie » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:58 pm
by Ranger » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:38 am
Tomsie wrote:Thats quite a drift at the trig, well done doesnt look easy.
Probably the worst blizzard I've been in - bit of a good-weather walker mind so thats not saying much
Glad it was only Ben Tirran I was climbing. My pal had to take his glasses off as they were balling up with snow - on the inside of the lens as well as the outside!
by Alastair S » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:05 am
Ranger wrote:Sunshine and showers MWIS said. 60% CoCFM apparently.
Utter, utter, nonsense.
That 60% also tempted me out & like you I got 3 hours of snow & nae views. They were also way off with the winds. 50 - 80mph predicted when in fact at 818m it was only 25-35. Still it was good to get out
My pal had to take his glasses off as they were balling up with snow - on the inside of the lens as well as the outside!
Ski goggles needed I think
by Collaciotach » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:17 pm
by mountain thyme » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:23 pm
Collaciotach wrote:Ach if you had a Celtic scarf on it would have been wall to wall sunshine .... good report , pics and a Hoopy New year
by Johnny Corbett » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:30 pm
mountain thyme wrote:Collaciotach wrote:Ach if you had a Celtic scarf on it would have been wall to wall sunshine .... good report , pics and a Hoopy New year
Showing your true colours now Mountain Thyme
by chopper1982 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:42 pm