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Boomerang in Scotland? Boomerang Gully Bidean nam Bian

Boomerang in Scotland? Boomerang Gully Bidean nam Bian


Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:25 am

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

Munros included on this walk: Bidean nam Bian

Date walked: 14/01/2012

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Forecast had been superb with a promise of excellent visibility above the cloud due to an inversion. See what we actually got :(

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3d2uBf5UfQ&context=C34ad8a3ADOEgsToPDskK0JG548bC8jqQQl2m-4Bdd[/youtube]

We left the busy car park at about 8.30 and it was becoming ovvious that the perfect weather was not going t be perfect after all...
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three sisters

Once again a thaw had been on but good frost after thaw and we were expecting good neve and that’s what we got. No one else on route however coire was busy.
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heading to base of boomerang gully


I was feeling a little under the weather after a recent cold but as soon as we started goingI felt a lot better (until I got home and the man flku returned :))
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climbing gully alpine style

Not much ice on the ice section so a bit of mixed climbing here.
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ice section - not much ice though!!

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belay

Only belyaed twice and then decided on moving quickly alpine style which got us moving quickly.
No snow on top section so a stumble through the rocks to the summit. No, inversion, no views just a damp mizzle
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summit

Descent down broadgully. I am not yet used to kmoving on steep snow like this so took about twice the time to descend as Gerry! Then to show how fit he is he headed up forked gully and down broad again!! Then back to car nice and early. Forecast had been stunning - talk of superb vis above cloud and inversons etc etc however we got clag all day!!! I
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crampon
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axe
Last edited by wilkiemurray on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:47 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:09 pm

Great stuff WM, really enjoyed this, it looked like a great day out even without the views :D like the video too, I recently looked at some goggles with a built in video camera and decided against it......wish I'd got them now :lol:
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby kevsbald » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:09 pm

Interesting shots.
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:49 pm

Hi Chris

The Go Pro Camera is great and gives a slightly different perspective - plus it takes away the risk of dropping it !! something I am always scared of with the camera!!

Glad you like the video - not long started doing these but seems a nice way to document the walks in addition to the photos :)
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby Paula Hubens » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:20 pm

Fantastic trip! Also interesting perspectives from that camera on your head. Very vertigo enhancing :lol:
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby mgmt! » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:26 pm

brilliant, love the helmet cam, bet you have to edit loads of expletives on the harder routes :lol:
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:16 pm

mgt - always have a music track over the video for that exact reason :lol:
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby Milesy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:43 pm

Well done. I take it this wasn't yesterday as dated though? As the corrie was complete with snow today
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:07 am

Ah - well noticed Milesy - it was a couple of weeks ago - I was up Beinn Ulaidh today looking for ice but only got snow - were there good conditions in Glencoes today?
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby Milesy » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:28 am

Lots of snow, neve and mixed rock. Not much good ice yet though. Loads to play on though.
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby Milesy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:30 pm

I have also been trying out my new helmet cam when I was up stob coire nan lochan :D

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvKD09PG4Wk[/youtube]
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Re: Boomerang in Scotland?

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:48 pm

Nice video with the new camera :)
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