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If Carlsberg did views

If Carlsberg did views


Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Route description: Beinn Sgulaird

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Sgulaird

Date walked: 28/04/2012

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 1240m

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Four weeks had passed since the Kintail meet with a chest infection putting paid to any walking since then,but with The Ring of Steall planned in an other two weeks Alan and me had to get out.With all the snow that had fallen in the last 7/10 days it was where to go,with MWIS forecasting better weather west a quick look at my munro map meant Beinn Sguliard seamed the obvious choice.
After a wee problem finding the start point at Druimnavuic we were on our way walking by 9.00am following the normal WH route onto the hillside,we would follow another route on the way home,but more of that later.A good track makes the going easy,until you reach a small cairn where you cut left and start the climb up to the 488 spot height,it soon became apparent that the chest infection had taken its toll with me already panting and wheezing and even contemplating turning round and heading back to the car,but the weather could not have been any better,and I would only have to come back and climb this one,so onwards to the 863 spot height.
All the time the views all around were opening up,behind us Loch Creran was looking fine,the hills of Morven,over to Mull and Ben More,further round and The Paps of Jura could be seen,the long trench of Loch Etive with Ben Cruachan at one end and Ben Starav at the other,the sharp peak of Ben Lui standing out,then the Blackmount Hills,all the Glencoe giants,Bidean,Aonach Eagach,The Big Heardsman,Ben Nevis with its snowy top,in the distance The South Glen Shiel Ridge,and even the summit cone of Sgurr nan Gillean,amazing,with all this we were in no hurry today.So here are the pictures taken,hope you like.
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So thats all the pictures,now for the decent,the WH route tells you to re-trace your outward route,But Steve Kew & Cameron McNiesh say its better to make this walk a loop,so me being the bright spark that I am this is what I suggested to Alan and I quote........."Listen mate I dont fancy all those up and down,why dont we head west and drop down the steep/grassy/rocky ridge and head for Taravocan" I nae bother says Alan.........................see the next time I have a bright idea,your are all welcome to give me a slap,2 punishing hrs later we are down,but my gammy knee & ankle will never talk to me again.
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:41 pm

Oh me likey a lot!!!!

Fantastic photos Willie :D

For a sick man you're looking fabbie :thumbup: :thumbup:


Hope your leg forgives you soon :lol:
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby Alan S » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Fab stuff mate, Had another great day in the sun :D
My legs are burning today after that drop off :shock:
gammy leg walker wrote:After a wee problem finding the start point at Druimnavuic

Sorry I know that I talk too much in the car :D
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby mrssanta » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:06 pm

great stuff.
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby jonny616 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:42 pm

Great stuff mate. Glad you & Alan had a good day, Great photos 8)
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby dooterbang » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:23 pm

stunning views...i think since big ol stretch went home the weather gods have turned in your favour :lol:
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby Jock McJock » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:49 am

Cracking pics Gammy, looks like you both had a great day out. Wish we had this weather moe often :D
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby monty » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:16 am

Great set of photos GLW. good effort to with the auld chest. hope that improves soon. nice to bag this isolated Munro, one I still have to do. :D
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby SusieThePensioner » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:35 am

Willie, some fantastic photos, amazing views :thumbup:

Nice to see you (and Alan) out and about again! You're still looking good :lol: :lol:

gammy leg walker wrote:see the next time I have a bright idea,your are all welcome to give me a slap,2 punishing hrs later we are down,but my gammy knee & ankle will never talk to me again.

Hopefully, thats your only bright idea this year!! :lol:
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby Jockstar » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:51 pm

Nice one Gammy and good to see you are oot and aboot again! some cracking photos and a bo******ing
as well! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Catch up with you soon. :D
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby morag1 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:27 pm

Lovely photos Gammy, and great to see you and Alan out and about again :wave:
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby davetherave » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:48 pm

Enjoyed that wee report glw. It really was a magical weekend on the West.

We headed NW and had a superb but tough Saturday and Sunday.

Great pictures you seem to be getting. New camera or have you gone back to school?

Thanks Dave.
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:25 pm

Great pictures and a cracker of a day! Amazing views! Need to remember to keep that one for a good day! :D
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:16 pm

pollyh33 wrote:

Hope your leg forgives you soon :lol:


Nae chance anytime soon,stiil not settled down yet.
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Re: If Carlsberg did views

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:18 pm

alan s wrote:Sorry I know that I talk too much in the car :D



Aye and ask me to stop in lay-bys on the way home so you can have a run out.
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