Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig
by kevsbald » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:23 pm
Munros included on this walk: A' Chralaig
Date walked: 04/02/2012
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Ascent: 890mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
BUT I had some hills to climb. My target for today was A'Chralaig and its partner in Kintail. Weather pending. I knew the forecast was pretty mince but as I left my car, it wasn't drastic and I could see the top of Am Bathach.
Surely it couldn't get that bad before the next high pressure moved in? The ascent from the road is unrelenting but is great for higher aspirations and within 90 mins, I was at about 800m and things levelled off - should be fine from here.
I strode past a small cairn and quite simply was hit with a body punch out of nowhere. A Westerly wind sprang forth and I was doing my best not to be forced over towards the large cornices. Jings - it was goggles and extra bunnet time. I checked the map and I still had a fair bit to go. I'd carry on and appraise further up. I was never so glad to see the monstrous cairn and it provided some shelter, albeit my goggles had totally frozen and were now useless. My face was stinging and it was only after I had photo'd masel, did I realise that a nice ice beard was building up.
I peered out into the Wintry blast and the snow was getting in behind my goggles - it felt like it was getting in behind my cerebrum - how was that possible? Rather than return via my route, I checked the map to see if there was a quick way off this hill. I headed SW and found myself at the top of a large coire - I kept S of the crags - it was steep but looked do-able. Then I was on my arse and sliding nicely for about 30 feet before I could get that ice axe to bite. F*** me, this was desperate. Never have I been so glad to get feet on a path and walk back to the car. By the time I hit the 300m mark, my jacket which had been frozen was now sodden and I could feel the first trickle of bum damp. Back at the car relieved, I changed only to cast my eye on a rather intact adult magazine at the side of the parking area - Men Only - looked like an old one - indeed, 85p on the front cover. A voluptuous lady was clad in the lingerie and I shot off towards the Cnoc Inn, my destination for the evening, leaving her behind. Two pints of Red Kite and a venison casserole later and one can relax and say it was a great day on the hill once again. A dram of the Tamnavoulin please....
by CurlyWurly » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:53 pm
by davetherave » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:56 pm
kevsbald wrote:Conscious that this is a family website, I'll do my best to keep this clean.
ok,sounds good so far..
kevsbald wrote:A voluptuous lady was clad in the lingerie and I shot off
Then you spoil it with the above comment..
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by Collaciotach » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:40 pm
Good report and weather is like that, just back from Culra where the High deserted us... bar going in and coming out