I get home with a little help from my friends!
by Gavin99 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:38 pm
I was thinking of doing these this weekend , not so sure now!
by quoman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:50 pm
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.
by garyhortop » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:18 pm
by 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
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
by jonny616 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:43 pm
basscadet wrote:Oh I thought this kind of thing only happened to me...
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..
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
by pigeon » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:01 pm
by 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 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
Cheers Johnny. Sunbathing on the hill side for a few hours would have been good
by 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.
That might be wise mrssanta. Or keep it for a 100% clear day
by Bod » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:06 pm
You will all have this day to remember for a long time.....well done all getting home safe and sound!
by pollyh33 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:31 pm
That is soooooo scary.
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!!
by Collaciotach » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:37 pm
by gammy leg walker » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:46 pm
Great team effort from Andy & Paul to pull you out,so a big thanks to both. .
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.
by luckyguy68 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:24 pm
by 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
Cheers Chris. You're spot on a good day even with all the madness
by rockhopper » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:16 pm