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nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

nostalgia time in the Cairngorms


by mrssanta » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:49 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mheadhoin, Cairn Gorm

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Bhuachaille

Date walked: 03/08/1983

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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby Graeme D » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:48 pm

Quality. Absolute quality! :D
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby Sabbathstevie » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:58 pm

Oh my, just wonderful! :lol: great post!
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby nathan79 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:24 pm

What a lovely report.

Shows exactly why i always carry a camera on walks, the opportunity to look back all misty eyes at past adventures.
I'm just glad i started hitting the hills after i'd gone baldl! It would've been heartbreaking to watch it disappear. :lol: (i'll still have to watch my beard turn greyer with every year though)
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:42 pm

Excellent.. You say your pics arent good quality.. think they are great :)
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby ChrisW » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:52 pm

Great post Mrs Santa, really loved it. Can't beat a bit of nostalgia :D
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby jonny616 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:17 pm

Great stuff, but no need for them 80's leg warmers on the hill :lol: :lol: :lol: .
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby Steve B » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:47 am

It is great to read this and see the pictures from a different age. It reminded me of my initial walks in the Lakes and Wales with the school and the scouts.
Wish I still had pictures from those days. Peter Storm waterproofs that made you sweat buckets, canvas and leather rucksacks (lightweight was not even imagined then) and does anybody remember wearing 2 pairs of socks with the short ones turned over the top of the boots?
Thanks for bringing back some memories. :)
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby Klaasloopt » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:29 pm

I really enjoyed that. Digging up old stuff is fun! :thumbup:
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby adamarchie » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:40 pm

Great article! Brings back memories of my first trip through the Lairig Ghru as a 20 year old in 1997. I'd embarked the previous day on a spur-of-the-moment hitch-hike around Scotland and, starting in Edinburgh, had ended up in Braemar. The Lairig Ghru looked like my best chance of getting to Aviemore and thence north. What a great decision! 28 or so miles later, I was eating a haggis supper by the side of the A9 and thumbing a lift. Must dig out the photos.

I revisited it for the first time only the weekend before last for a weather-blessed climbing trip. (See http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=19908)
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby mrssanta » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks all for your kind comments. It was good fun putting that together and looking at the old pics.
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:36 pm

That was a great read down memory lane. It's good to see how times have changed but the hills and buildings remain the same. Wish i'd got into walking earlier as i was pushing 40 before i took it up seriously. Great stuff :D
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby snoopmac » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:42 pm

Great story and photo's, can't beat bit of nostalgia.
I remember Beanfeast, but was more of an aficionado of the 'Vesta' dehydrated meals - especially the 'Beef Madras' flavour. Don't think they were very wholesome but always felt like a gourmet feast in a Bothy.
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby mgmt! » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:29 pm

good stuff mrssanta, loved it, i too found some old photos from yesteryear, it was funny looking back at myself, everybody had a tam weir bunnet usually red, massive rucsacks and socks and knitwear to die for :lol:
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby NVarwell » Thu May 03, 2012 12:36 pm

Great! Love it! :D
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Re: nostalgia time in the Cairngorms

Postby b-illie » Fri May 04, 2012 4:07 pm

Congrats on the walk report of the month award, Mrs Santa, that's a lovely account of the old days. Apart from that, I reckon you deserve it for digging out the old prints and digitalising them alone, must have been loads of work (same goes for some of dogplodder's recent reports I find)! My old photographs are all glued into photo-albums, which means digitalising is rather unthinkable, but also that once I do sit down over them, I won't get up again until a couple of hours later - it's delightful looking at the haircuts and fashion! :D
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