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The perfect day for Heasgarnich

The perfect day for Heasgarnich


Postby pigeon » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:20 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Heasgarnich

Date walked: 19/02/2012

Time taken: 6.75 hours

Distance: 21.4 km

Ascent: 1036m

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Beinn Heasgarnich-a hill we had been putting off for ages,along with it's mate Creag Mhor,was the chosen one today,figured that a good clear fozen winter's day would be ideal for making light work of the bogs so me Jim Ian Kev and new comer to the gang Gregg set off from the parking area at Kenknock farm just after 8 am.
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getting ready
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ian kev gregg jim and daisy the coo
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ben challum
Gregg had not climbed any hills for a couple of years since breaking his ankle on schiehallion ,so this would be a good test for his ankle :? .
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stag party
Good progress made up the single track road (too icy for the car)and then onto the hill where we went the wrong way for a bit :lol: (typical,clear blue skies ,see for miles and still get lost)but soon sorted this out and started a wee steep climb up the start of the allt tarsainn.
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crackin clear skies for a change
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hen party
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the newly crowned scottish jump the burn champion 2012
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Went the wrong way here as well :lol: :lol: but soon sorted ourselves when we spotted another couple of walkers heading in the totally opposite direction from us and followed them.
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Usain Simpson
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jake and pidg
Alas got to about the 850metre mark and Gregg could go no further :( ,his ankle was fine but being away from the hills for so long was taking it's toll on his legs so he headed back down to the cars.
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On with crampons and microspikes etc,for the last pull to the top for the rest of us where we had probably the best views we ever had in winter,Glencoe,Nevis,Cruachan,Lawers,Glen Lyon,Ben More all in full view.
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ben lui in the centre
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beinn heasgarnich summit
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the bold kev
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jim kev and ian at the top
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big bookle left,nevis right
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Spoke with a couple of folks at the top who were heading to Creag Mhor(too much for us in winter),took millions o photies and made our way back down,slightly changing our route a bit and keeping to the icy hard packed snow.
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ian and jake
Found a good bit on top of a frozen over burn for some soup(tomato and chilli,cheers Mo)and a cheeky wee guzzle of the malt stuff :thumbup: (Glenlivet12yo)before heading to the bogs and the long walk back
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today's base camp
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make's it all worthwhile when some one produces a malt from the rucsack
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heston bloomincauld gets the soup on
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tee hee
.A hill which i had not been looking forward to had turned out to be one of our best days ,the bog trot wasn't too bad (still fell through a fair few hidden streams right enough :lol: :lol: :lol: )but this was the perfect conditions for this big sprawling hill ,got back to the cars in just under 7 hours to find Gregg totally zonked out :lol: and had a couple o pints in the Bridge of Lochy hotel ,a fine fine day ,Newtonmore planned next week,more of the same please.
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ale time
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Re: The perect day for Heasgarnich

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:31 pm

As usual I have missed a cracking day, photos look great, the burn jumping looks fun :D
No sledgin today ???
Is Daisy doing the walk next week Pigeon :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The perect day for Heasgarnich

Postby pigeon » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:38 pm

Daisy wants to come but there's nae room in the back o ma astra,forgot the sledge ,some braw bits for it the day as well :(Some more pics
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby mrssanta » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:47 pm

fabbydozy day there. I like Heston Boomincauld.
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:13 pm

cráicin :D
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby Graeme D » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:23 pm

Excellent report pigeon. Sounds like there wasn't a dull moment! :D
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby monty » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:52 pm

Excellent day for it Pigeon. Its a bog in the summer rains. Looks like the conditions were ideal. Nice one :D
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Re: The perect day for Heasgarnich

Postby gregg » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

pigeon wrote:Daisy wants to come but there's nae room in the back o ma astra,forgot the sledge ,some braw bits for it the day as well :(Some more pics
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some cracking pics pigeon,not that impressed of the photo of me in car lol,,had a great time today
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby rockhopper » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:08 am

another nice one pigeon - the weather certainly turned out well with some great views - can remember having a good starting forecast myself when up here but it turned out totally wrong :shock: - glad you got it much better - cheers :D
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:13 am

Yeah Pigeon another cracker from you and the 'boys' oh and Daisy :D :D

The photos in your last report were fab action packed ones but you're right this report had zillions of beauties with all the mountain tops clearly visible 8) 8) 8)

I'm with Mrs S.....love the Heston Bloomincauld nametag- soooouuuuuperb :lol: :lol:
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby Gavin99 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:31 am

That looks like a magic day you had , lovely photos :)
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby quoman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:05 pm

The hills you dont think will be good turn out to be a magic day out,
shame about gregg no getting to the top his fittness will get better if he keeps going wi you.
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby pigeon » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:52 pm

Cheers gavin,graeme,collaciotach,
quoman wrote:The hills you dont think will be good turn out to be a magic day out,
shame about gregg no getting to the top his fittness will get better if he keeps going wi you.
Aye he'll be fine ,he's keen for our next day oot. :lol:
pollyh33 wrote:Yeah Pigeon another cracker from you and the 'boys' oh and Daisy :D :D

The photos in your last report were fab action packed ones but you're right this report had zillions of beauties with all the mountain tops clearly visible 8) 8) 8)

I'm with Mrs S.....love the Heston Bloomincauld nametag- soooouuuuuperb :lol: :lol:
mrssanta wrote:fabbydozy day there. I like Heston Boomincauld.
Aye the soup was bloominroastin' and the whiskey was bloominace :lol:
monty wrote:Excellent day for it Pigeon. Its a bog in the summer rains. Looks like the conditions were ideal. Nice one :D
Flippin heck monty had a look at your report,that was a major hike you done that day,might do cam creag when we return to do creag mhor
rockhopper wrote:another nice one pigeon - the weather certainly turned out well with some great views - can remember having a good starting forecast myself when up here but it turned out totally wrong :shock: - glad you got it much better - cheers :D
Had a look at your report as well RH,well done navigating that in the clag,i led the lads astray on a perfect day :lol:
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby pigeon » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:56 pm

gregg wrote:
pigeon wrote:Daisy wants to come but there's nae room in the back o ma astra,forgot the sledge ,some braw bits for it the day as well :(Some more pics
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some cracking pics pigeon,not that impressed of the photo of me in car lol,,had a great time today
Glad we've no put you of for good Gregg,get yerself up and doon Cockleroy a couple of times on saturday and you'll be sorted for sunday :lol: :lol:
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Re: The perfect day for Heasgarnich

Postby PeteR » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:13 pm

Nice one Pigeon :D A great report there and some fantastic pictures too :D What is it with all this sun and blue sky on reports recently :lol: I'm away from the hills for a while and miss out on some great weather :lol: Let's hope it lasts for this weekend too :lol:
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