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Glen Lochay roaster

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:06 pm
by pigeon
A surprise phone call from the boss man on Sunday "take the day off Dave",YA BEAUTY! :lol:Nothing else for it but to hit the hills :lol: :lol: :lol: Didn't fancy a long drive though so Glen Lochay would do again and was up there and on the go for 8 45,Creag Mhor was still outstanding and seeing it was such a good day i would attempt a Corbett as well(inspired by Rockhopper :thumbup: )
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ben challum
Take the farm track past kenknock and then on up the hydro track to the dam below Sron Na Eun,this is the first steep part of the day and even this early it was heating up good style :shock:
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first steep bit Sron Na Eun
Just a case of getting the head down and picking a way through the crags,eventually finding a path and creag mhor eventually comes into view
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good path and first look at creag mhor
It's now good going to the top and i was really enjoying this,sunshine and no wind,very rare :DThink i got to the top in about 3 hours or so and sat here for a good half hour ,taking pics and having a bite.
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beinn heasgarnich
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creag mhor cairn with dubhcraig,oss and lui in the distance
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ben more ,stob binnien and ben challum
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ben more and stob binnien again
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sun beats down on stob nan clach
Was feeling good and decided to go for the corbett Cam Chreagh,dropped down from creag mhor kind of towards ston nan clach and found a faint path down in the bealach.
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route up cam chreag,took the faint path and then clambered up towards the far right of the picture
Again just a case of finding a way up through the crags and eventually found the wee cairn.
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cam chreag and looking towards beinn dorain i think
From here i went down southwards towards the foot of ben challum,which is pretty steep on this side :shock:
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challum showing it's steep side
Once here it was a long trek back following the Allt Challum till it meets the track again ,dropped down at batavamie and followed the track all the way back along the river lochay to kenknock
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long way back down the glen
At kenknock i met the first person i had seen all day,a guy from Leeds who informed me that my face was very red :lol: Sunburnt in March,who would have thought it! :lol: Glen Lochay is probably not on many peoples list of favourite areas but that's 3 times i've been up here now and it's been 3 great days,the weather plays a big part obviously and i've managed to miss the boggiest areas out so if you get this hike on a good day it's a belter!I am now of to dip my sunburnt big beetroot heid in a bucket of ice water :lol: :lol:
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last look back

Re: Glen Lochay roaster

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:24 pm
by rockhopper
Don't think I've ever had that sort of phone call before :shock: but a great day for it to happen ! jammy sod :lol: Glad to see you added on the corbett as well - it's been busy up there of late - cheers :D

Re: Glen Lochay roaster

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:50 am
by Huck Finn
Belter of a day Dave, sods law for me you get a week day off when I have been night shift the night before :(
Photos are cracking :D

Re: Glen Lochay roaster

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:43 am
by tamw51
Looks bloody awesome, still need to get up there, had read views were fantastic, this proves the statement is correct! I feel ur sunburn isnt too painful, ive just been informed by my girlfriend that mine has died down, im now red with a tinge of brown apparently! :lol: :lol:

Re: Glen Lochay roaster

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:08 pm
by quoman
Ave been working all weekend and am sick of the weather you all seemed to have :lol: :lol:


quality report and picture's plus a phone call fi the boss to take the day off even better.

Re: Glen Lochay roaster

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:12 pm
by pigeon
rockhopper wrote:Don't think I've ever had that sort of phone call before :shock: but a great day for it to happen ! jammy sod :lol: Glad to see you added on the corbett as well - it's been busy up there of late - cheers :D
Cheers RH,the day off will probably be un-paid,still a good day to lose a day's wages on :lol:
Huck Finn wrote:Belter of a day Dave, sods law for me you get a week day off when I have been night shift the night before :(
Photos are cracking :D
Aye wiz a pity Huck :(
tamw51 wrote:Looks bloody awesome, still need to get up there, had read views were fantastic, this proves the statement is correct! I feel ur sunburn isnt too painful, ive just been informed by my girlfriend that mine has died down, im now red with a tinge of brown apparently! :lol: :lol:
Long may this spell continue tam,usually the face is red due to severe wind blastin' :lol:
quoman wrote:Ave been working all weekend and am sick of the weather you all seemed to have :lol: :lol:


quality report and picture's plus a phone call fi the boss to take the day off even better.
Looks like the good spell might last a few days yet quoman,hope you get out soon :D