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Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Little poopy on Little Wyvis


Postby kevsbald » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:07 pm

Route description: Little Wyvis, near Garve

Corbetts included on this walk: Little Wyvis

Date walked: 05/02/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 678m

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I had stayed in the Cnoc hotel and was really looking forward to bagging some of the Glen Cannich munros. However, after a lovely full breakfast, my drive back down to Cannich was almost ended as the roads were sheet ice. I did attempt once to start up the glen road but it resulted in a triple Golf salco and I decided nothing was happening in this area today. As I had business in Inverness to attend to that evening, I figured a trip up Little Wyvis could be just the ticket. And it would also give me the chance to get 'Poopy' out for a walk too. My wife realises the complexities of my job and as an epidemiologist who specialises in analysing parasites etc from poop, she made me one from god-knows-what material. Anyway, off we set and the normally fantastic path up to Ben Wyvis was also iced up. It was dodgy stuff until the forest ended over the burn and I ascended up beside the fence rather than continue up to the beach at 500m. Views back across to the hills (the Fannaichs?) looked nice but a front was definitely moving in.
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The Fannaichs?
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The sun beginning to poke through?

I headed straight up the hill and followed the fence posts all the way to the crags on the Eastern face, then took a compass bearing South for SouthWest.
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Fairly inhospitable by this point
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Not far now?
I was surprised how quickly the cairn came into view but I had no markers or views to let me know if I was near it or not as the sun just couldn't penetrate the clag. At the cairn, I took a wee shot of Poopy. Then, out of the gloom a young family and friend came forth. I gave up my seat for them as they had 2 young children, who looked perished. Poor wee things. Exchanged camera-taking duty and it was off back via my ascent route.
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Poopy's first Corbett
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I'm there somewhere
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Ben Wyvis peeks out
The sun did poke out briefly as I looked over at Ben Wyvis and while I haven't been lucky with the weather, I have enjoyed the couple of days up North. As Arnie surmised....
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby danielsutherland » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:56 pm

Nice report Kev, I been meaning to take a look up the ben for a while as i've never been up in the snow!! Will have to plan a trip, i'm keen to do it on a clear night...will just have to make sure i don't put my hand on any poop at the summit :) :)
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby Del246 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:17 pm

Great wee report :D
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby mrssanta » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:36 pm

I do think little poopy is amazing :lol: :lol:
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby IreneM » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:13 pm

:lol:
Brilliant!
Is Poopy going to get his/her own little identity on WH so he/she can have his/ her own summit totals? :lol:
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby jimandandrea » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:24 pm

A poop Scoop: Give him(or her) a Blog. With eyes that wide they must be observant! :lol:
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby ChrisW » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:59 pm

Another nice one Kev, did that family walk up whilst you were taking a photo of the poo?.....wonder what their thoughts were after that :shock: :lol:

Is this any relation...
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby Gavin99 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:01 pm

IT'S MR HANKEY !!!!!! :D
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby quoman » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:10 pm

Nice one Kev i think wee poopy should get her/his own TV show :lol: :lol:
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby rockhopper » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:02 pm

changeable conditions or what - good result in the end though - cheers :D
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Re: Little poopy on Little Wyvis

Postby kevsbald » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:41 pm

Thanks folks. Poopy even has a wee card, which my wife made for me - a pocket poo - keep it in my wallet. On the back it says 'secreting love for you 24-7'. We're nae right.
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