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I get home with a little help from my friends!

I get home with a little help from my friends!


by jonny616 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:47 am

Route description: Creag Mhor and Beinn Heasgarnich

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Heasgarnich, Creag Mhor (Glen Lochay)

Date walked: 11/03/2012

Time taken: 11.5 hours

Distance: 25.4 km

Ascent: 1584m

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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby Gavin99 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:38 pm

That turned into a bit of an epic, glad you are OK . As folk have said that would have been a whole lot more serious if you were on your own but at least you have a good tale to tell down the local .
:D
I was thinking of doing these this weekend , not so sure now! :?
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby quoman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:50 pm

That was some report there jonny,

40 mins stuck in the peat bog luck you were in a group, you will be laughing about it the day though.
and that was some weather to boot.
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby garyhortop » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Well done Jonny - Great report and now having seen your encounter with the bogs...I will complain no more about Dartmoor bogs..at least mine were only shin deep! :shock:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby jonny616 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:35 pm

laconic surf wrote:I stupidly told the mrs this story and she's just tried to ban me from walking on my own again :lol:

Glad it worked out ok in the end - one to tell the grandkids...


Cheers. I always explain to my wife that solo walking is different & that i pick easier hills & short walks.That said she was more bothered with the level of mess i brought to the house on my return :lol:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby jonny616 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:43 pm

basscadet wrote:Oh I thought this kind of thing only happened to me... :D
Well done, it does look like an overly tiring day :(
Look on the bright side, these kind of days make grand tales to tell to bothy audiences.. :thumbup:
And it wouldn't be fun if they were all easy...


Thanks basscadet. A normal day for these would be 4k less & about 8/9 hours. A tale to tell indeed :lol: :lol:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby pigeon » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:01 pm

Could have been nasty that jonny,can't see it holdin' you back for long though :thumbup:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby jonny616 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:08 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:When i saw 11.5hrs my first thought was too much loafing about on the hillside having teabreaks :lol: but then i read on and see the real reason. The main thing is you got out and back safely. I had the good fortune of doing these two in clear weather, mainly bacause i was saving them for a good day as i didn't fancy navigating round them in bad weather :? Good read and well done on such a bad day :D


Cheers Johnny. Sunbathing on the hill side for a few hours would have been good :lol: :lol:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby jonny616 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:10 pm

mrssanta wrote:That was rather an epic adventure!! I was thinking some time ago to take daughter up here as it's a nice high start, but each TR I read from these hills is worse than the one before! perhaps we'll wait a bit longer. :lol:


That might be wise mrssanta. Or keep it for a 100% clear day 8)
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby Bod » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Well jonny, what can I say, an epic tale of true grit and determination. Joe Strummer could have written a song about you! :lol:
You will all have this day to remember for a long time.....well done all getting home safe and sound! :D :D :D
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby pollyh33 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:31 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Jonny must confess to reading this from behind partially closed fingers!!!!!

That is soooooo scary. :shock: :shock:

I think its fair to say you will read my report on these two after there has been a drought of biblical proportions! I'll be right after the plague of locusts!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:37 pm

Here thats a bog indeed ! i ll watch out for that when i tackle these two :lol:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:46 pm

So glad you are still here to write this report mate,like I said,it was funny for all off 5min,then it got serious.

Great team effort from Andy & Paul to pull you out,so a big thanks to both. :clap: :clap: .

Sorry I was of no help.but there is know way I could ever got back over that bog as it took all the effort just to get over in the first place mate.

PS............just a wee thing.........some people pay a fortune for a full body mud bath & colonic irrigation....................but not you..................so well done for a cracking freebie. :lol: :lol:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby luckyguy68 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:24 pm

Notes taken... I won't be tackling this one until i've completely lost the plot :lol: . That would have been some story should the MR had to rescue you from a bog. Scary stuff but glad there was a positive outcome.
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby jonny616 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:14 pm

ChrisW wrote:Good god Jonny what a nightmare, being nuts deep in that stuff is no joke, glad you got out safely. Things are never so bad when you look back but I reckon you would have been better off with Polly round Lochnagar......that'll be a doddle after this :D


Cheers Chris. You're spot on a good day even with all the madness :lol:
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Re: I get home with a little help from my friends!

Postby rockhopper » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:16 pm

Also had bad weather for these two as well - but was lucky in that the snow covered most of the bog :lol: Looks like GLW's weather voodoo has returned :think: :wink: Glad you all got back safely - it's all part of the fun I guess - cheers :D
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