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Getting to the ton at last

Getting to the ton at last

Postby pigeon » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:34 pm

Route description: An Socach from Glen Clunie

Munros included on this walk: An Socach (Braemar)

Date walked: 29/01/2012

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 17.5 km

Ascent: 670m

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At last after a few set backs over the last couple of months what with the rubbish weather and the even more rubbish work,today would be the time to get to treble figures in the munro count.AnSocach was the chosen one,looked fairly straightforward ,no a great deal of ascent but a decent length hike and a hill we had been saving for winter.The downside though-missing a couple of regulars today,Charlie(knee problems)and Ian and jake(car problems)so it would be a reduced squad of me ,Jim and Kev :( .Set off at about quarter past 8 up the track and spotted the big cairn at about 700 metres and headed for that ,a wee steep section followed ,on with the spikes and swiftly up to the cairn at 938m.
a nice easy start
taking to the hill
spot the hare
big cairn at 700m
steeper bit
By the time we got this far the cloud had rolled in and the wind was biting,so we never seen much on our way to the summit cairn.
cairn at 938m
A couple of cairns up here so visited both.
numero 100
kev and jim ,an socach
Way to cold here to have the celebration malt so re-traced our footsteps for a kilometre or so and headed down the hillside from here.
This was a good move ,harder snow here so we slid a good bit down on our arses :lol: ,also found a large shelter in a snow drift to have a wee celebration tipple(glenfiddich 18 year old no less) and some superb tattie and leek soup ,thanks to mrs kev again :thumbup: .
taking the quick way down
deep drifts
the perfect lunch
gormless git accepts gift
base camp
All that was left was the hike back to the cars,the sun came out for most of the way and the wind down here had died down making it a pleasant walk.Another great day and cheers to jim and kev,pity ian and charlie were missing though but it meant more soup for us :lol: .Bring on the next 183 8) .
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Last edited by pigeon on Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby tomyboy73 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:49 pm

magic, congratulations on your 100th munro ! :clap:
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby monty » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:50 pm

Well done Pigeon. Weather wasn't so good but congrats on reaching the ton :D

Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby mrssanta » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:58 pm

well done. the soup looked great.
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby Del246 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:08 pm

Congratulations. well done
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby Bod » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:27 pm

Well done Pigeon,
A magic feeling, isn't it :D :D :lol:
ps. like the drams!
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:38 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Treeeeeeemendooooooooooooos,100.
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:47 pm

Well done good feeling ?? At least you remembered the celebration dram !!
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:49 pm

Well done on the 100 :clap: , wish I had been with you for it, hopefully the knee will be sorted for you 101, good photos, some look like arty Black & White shots, the last photo looks like a whole differant world than the other pics.
Kev & Jim seemed to have enjoyed it as well :D
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby 2dalmatians » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:25 pm

Cracking report - love the pic of the whisky - my kind of celebration! congrats!!
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:59 pm

Good report cracking photos should have been there looks like a good walk Car fixed had to take half the engine out to get the battery Well done on the ton Ill get mine at kintail
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby kevsbald » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:02 pm

Well done pigeon - nice way to celebrate.
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby jonny616 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:04 pm

Great effort & well done. Looks like it was a day of much fun as well 8)
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby Graeme D » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Congratulations pigeon. Biggest pot of soup I've seen on a hill! :lol: :shock:
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Re: Getting to the ton at last

Postby Fudgie » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:27 pm

Well done big man :thumbup:
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