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Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill


Postby pigeon » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:43 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach

Date walked: 04/03/2012

Time taken: 5.75 hours

Distance: 17.2 km

Ascent: 1172m

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Just me and Jim today as the rest of the gang were out yesterday,so set off early doors and with a good forecast and 70% chance of cloud free tops we were looking forward to this.
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laggan dam
Jim was in charge of catering(cheeseburgers with a twist :lol: ) and we were on the go for half 8.Meant to climb beinn a chaorainn first but missed the gap in the trees so just went for beinn teallach first.Stream crossed without incident we were soon onto the hillside and into the clag.
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hop
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skip
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jump
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sun threatens to break through
Got to the top in about an hour and a half with nothing much to see,except 2 cairns which looked about the same height so visited both and began the drop to the bealach.
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beinn teallach-is it this?
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or this?
The sun threatened to burn through now and again but it never really did and we had a wee break at the cairn near Tom Mor.
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loch sguadaig
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down to loch treig
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mr blue sky-short lived
Then back up to beinn a choarainn,quite a bit of a slog up here ,about 400 metres to get to the ridge,this would have been the best part of the day if the cloud had lifted.
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up to beinn a' chaorainn
We could make out the steep drops to our left and kept well away from the big cornices hanging over the crags.
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could've been stunning
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beinn a' chaorainn summit
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a bit miffed
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me and jim
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south top
A quick picture was taken before our descent when joy of joys the snow came on,so never seen much on the way down either.
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snowing now-magic
That was to change though as we got down to the forest again and lo-and behold the skies cleared and the sun came out,typical.
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aye come oot now ,cheers
Found the gap in the trees this time and waded through back to the forest track.
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the elusive gap in the trees
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manky
Had hardly stopped till we got back to the picnic bench at the car park when jim cheered me up by bringing out today's grub-Cheeseburgers without the cheese.
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big jim's burger stall - the highlight of the day
So in the glorious sunshine we got the stove out cooked our cheese-less burgers and reflected on what might have been.If we had had set out a bit later we may well have enjoyed great views from one of the hills at least but thats the way it is ,still got plenty of hills in this neck o the woods ,we shall return!
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we shall return!
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:01 pm

As we expect Dave, another good report backed up by good photos, The burgers looked braw :)
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby jonny616 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:16 pm

Nice one P. Thanks for posting this as i plan to do these two soon. 8)
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby pigeon » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:22 pm

Huck Finn wrote:As we expect Dave, another good report backed up by good photos, The burgers looked braw :)
The burgers were braw,pity somebody forgot the cheese :lol:
jonny616 wrote:Nice one P. Thanks for posting this as i plan to do these two soon. 8)
Aye you would get great views from these on a good day jonny,might return very soon to do a couple on the other side of road from Fersit,grey corries not far either but leaving them for a long summer day :thumbup:
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby quoman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:10 pm

Shame about the views pigeon, the burgers look nice washed down wi whiskey aah :lol:
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby Tomsie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:29 pm

nice report and nice looking picnic
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby rockhopper » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:04 pm

Looked a bit hard going at times but at least you got some good views - another interesting title as well - cheers :D
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby pigeon » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:05 pm

rockhopper wrote:Looked a bit hard going at times but at least you got some good views - another interesting title as well - cheers :D
Tomsie wrote:nice report and nice looking picnic
quoman wrote:Shame about the views pigeon, the burgers look nice washed down wi whiskey aah :lol:
Cheers guys,Jim lugged those burgers,whiskey and aw' the rest of the stuff all way round only for us to have our picnic back at the car :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby RicKamila » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:54 pm

You should get the burgers that have some cheese inside them next time.
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:58 pm

Good report pidg look like a pair of good hills if the pictures are anything to go by whats the next meal
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:13 pm

Jings not only do you put a lot of effort into your walk report and photos but you have actual catering on your adventures :shock: :shock:

So so jealous :sick: :sick:
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Re: Hitting the crossbar on hamburger hill

Postby pigeon » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:18 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Jings not only do you put a lot of effort into your walk report and photos but you have actual catering on your adventures :shock: :shock:

So so jealous :sick: :sick:
Ian Bayne wrote:Good report pidg look like a pair of good hills if the pictures are anything to go by whats the next meal
Salmon fillets next time,might stink the rucksac out a bit though :lol: :lol:
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