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Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro


Postby hazewell » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:49 pm

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 24/03/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 625m

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So it was time to tackle my second munro....aaahahaha i here u say.
Well actually Dave (pigeon) had planned a lovely weekend in Newtonmore..Hotel, meal, drinks...you get the picture xxx
He dropped the bombshell of doing this munro on Thurs night...well i had to say yes (with a lot of hesitation :( :lol:
We were well behaved on Friday night a nice meal and off to bed oh and a a few drinks too ( forgot about that)
Headed for Laggan around 9;30 am as Pigeon had arranged to meet Ian and the famous hill bagger dog Jake.
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the start


We set of at 10 am at a brisk pace..over heather boggy ground..thanks for the Gaitors Pigeon..a nice wee present??
Had to stop a couple of times...are we there yet..... :(
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lookin' worried
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knackered already

I was glad to get out of the muck as this was slowing me down and i wasn't wanting to hold back the boys and Jake!
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it's just up there look!
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still knacked
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are we there yet?
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Ian leads the way

Met a couple of guys from Falkirk on their waydown..chatted for a wee while and got this burst of energy and sprinted to the top (or so i thought)....Pigeon was happy to point out that the cairn was miles away..ohhhhh well :(
It was flat ground all the way , the sun was shinning, t shirt weather...should have taken the bikini 8)
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easy peasy now though

I made it to the cairn....it was like conquering Everest..what an achievemnt i said...it was for me.
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Yesssss!I made it!
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hazewell,pigeon,jake and ian
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back on the Heinz(ye can stick yer Baxter's)

Just like to say thanks to Dave (pigeon) Ian and Jake for helping me get to the top and back down (god my legs were aching)Also thanks to the 2 Edinburgh guys we met at the top,talking to them took my mind of my sore legs :lol:
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me and my mountain guides
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puggled

What a cracking weekend we had and YES folks its probably one of the easiest Munros to do but it was a hard one for me
the beginner.
I wonder what my 3rd will be ??? answers on a post card please hahahahah :D
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a nice reward
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby skuk007 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:07 pm

Well done hazewell on bagging your second :clap:
Sounds like it was tough but the more you do the easier it will get, so they tell me.

Good luck with number 3.
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby hazewell » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:22 pm

Hey Skuk,

Thanks for taking the time and commenting on my post...
I have big plans for the future...watch this space :lol:

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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby mrssanta » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:07 pm

good effort enjoyed reading this. we all have to start somewhere :lol: :lol:
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby basscadet » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:19 pm

Well done, sounded quite an achievement :thumbup: I did this a couple of weeks ago for my 100th with some others hills tagged on, and I didnt find the ascent up there easy.. The pull across the glen to begin with is strength sapping :shock:
Good job you got decent accommodation sorted because my wild camping was a bad idea as it turned out :lol:
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby Huck Finn » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:55 am

well done Haz :thumbup: pity we could not get Clippers doing one with you as well :(
Looking forward to the report for number three :D
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby weescotsman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:20 am

A fine effort indeed H ..... the knees and legs stop hurting so much after about 12 - 15 munros...... honest :lol:
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby craighall » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:47 am

Do the Cairnwell trio, by Glenshee - good for bumping up the numbers !

The car park is at 2,200ft, so it's a case of ' buy one, get two free '.
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby Jockstar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:00 pm

Well done Hazewell on your second munro. Keep walking!!! :D
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby quoman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:15 pm

Well done on your 2nd hill and it does get better really :lol:
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby hazewell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:59 pm

quoman wrote:Well done on your 2nd hill and it does get better really :lol:

Thanks for that ill keep that in mind for my 3rd,4th,5th :)
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby hazewell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:00 pm

mrssanta wrote:good effort enjoyed reading this. we all have to start somewhere :lol: :lol:


aye mrssanta..somewhere and thats an easy one ..hahah
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby hazewell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Jockstar wrote:Well done Hazewell on your second munro. Keep walking!!! :D


Jockstar thanks for the mesg cheers :)
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby hazewell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:03 pm

Huck Finn wrote:well done Haz :thumbup: pity we could not get Clippers doing one with you as well :(
Looking forward to the report for number three :D

cheers charlie...it was ahard slog thru that boggy heather...ill keep going ..
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Re: Gael Charn...a cracker of a day for my 2nd munro

Postby Frigate » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:39 pm

Well done Hazel, all that training on the north face of Cockleroy payed off. Nice glass for the beer.
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