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Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig


Postby 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: 890m

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Conscious that this is a family website, I'll do my best to keep this clean. Sitting in work listening to people at lunch-time say "You should pop out, Kevin, it's lovely out there...." I just knew that with a week off and my first day up North, the weather would be keech. And so I was proved right. However, as I drove past Loch Laggan, I was lucky enough to have a cracking view over to Binnein Shuas (or is it the other ene?). As I sat and took a couple of snaps, the ice at the edge of the loch crackled and snapped with the tidal sway. It was wonderful.
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Loch Laggan reflections
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LLR 2


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.
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Am Bathach looks nice
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Am Bathach doesn't look so nice


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.
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Just past the 800m mark - still a bit to go


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.
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Note the iced carnapcious face - getting it spanked


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.
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Never did catch her name
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....
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby CurlyWurly » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:53 pm

HaHa - Great stuff Kev
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby 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.. :lol:
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby Gavin99 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:01 pm

That sounds like a tough ascent , hope the rest of your week isn't as nippy .
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:08 pm

Well done Kev on staying focussed and achieving your target, no possible distractions for you :lol: :lol:
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby mamoset » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:49 pm

What exactly do you mean by "shot off towards the Cnoc Inn"? :D
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby jonny616 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:36 pm

I was spanked these hills last feb. Made the first one & then headed back to the car. Decending the same way back as we had come. Off the ridge to the car was awfull. Crampons on all the way to the car & i lost my axe. Don't remember dropping my summit read though :lol: :lol:
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby monty » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:40 pm

Shame the conditions deteriorated so much Kev. Today looks much better :D
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:41 pm

Good job you didn't spot that mag at the beginning of the walk or you may not have set off :D
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby ChrisW » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Great report Kev, good job you got that ice axe in when you did. Love the self portrait with ice dangling on the beard but I think you should 'fess up' about dropping your magazine when you got out of the car and feeling so pleased to find it still there when you returned that you took a picture of it :lol:
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby kevsbald » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:50 pm

My only subscription is to 'Ovine Lovin'' monthly. Baa....
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby ChrisW » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:09 am

kevsbald wrote:My only subscription is to 'Ovine Lovin'' monthly. Baa....
:lol: :lol:
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby Redrock » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:01 pm

Nice ice beard, Kev! And that was some cairn! Sounds like you had fun! :lol:
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Re: Spanked before the lingerie on A'Chralaig

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:40 pm

haha.... I remember "Men Only" i must be old :o

Good report and weather is like that, just back from Culra where the High deserted us... bar going in and coming out :(
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