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Beinn Maol Chaluim

Beinn Maol Chaluim


Postby soulminer » Sun May 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Date walked: 20/05/2012

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Another Sunday jaunt, pleasant conditions forecast- what could be better :)
Had spoke to Doogz about our Sunday walk- am I, or Mags in the spare seat ? I have a solution- Mags takes the spare seat, and I will take the Collies :lol: and meet at the layby.
Left slightly earlier,the dogs a touch boisterous in the back- but calmed down after a time. Uneventful journey up to the turn off for Glen Etive. The Buachaille looking resplendant in its new headgear 8)

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The Glen looks stunning on the drive down, well till I come across all the 'wreckage' of cars,vans, tents and litter belonging to a multitude of canoeists :( Well I'm sure they appreciated the rousing alarm call of 'Lateralus' by Tool I had turned up just for them :lol:
Arrived at the parking spot to find a team from Tourism Britain filming an advert :lol: Set the Collies on them :lol: That got them moving :) Doogz and the others arrived 20mins later.
Set off up the steep slope on the 'bootprint' path, glad the bracken was only just in first bloom :)

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The going was good, as they say, so we made steady progress as we were herded upwards.

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The views were getting better with every step, the clouds moving slowly across the sky. It was warm, with little in the way of a breeze.

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Didn't bother this pair though :lol:

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Here's why :lol:

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The clouds seemed to be joining up, casting interesting shadows across the Hills and Glens.

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Posers 8) Etive as the backdrop,

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A snow-topped Bidean as this backdrop,

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More shadows cast,

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Six out of the seven, thanks Mags :thumbup:

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At a point before the final rise to the summit, Glen caught a scent and followed it. I called him back,but either he did not hear me -or wasn't listening, so had to go find him. He had followed the scent of a sheep, but it was off and he was left stranded, so had to jump down and stick him on the lead. Walked past another sheep with two lambs, on the way back up- with the bleeting lambs sounding like they were mocking the crestfallen clown of a collie.
Reached the summit, and had some well earned refreshment.

Glencoe,

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After some photos and our refreshment headed back the way we came, with the dogs leaded. No sign of the sheep on the descent, so let them off again- but with a stern warning. On the way down the clouds were staring to break up, and took this one of Doogz under a cotton wool sky :lol:

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Set off for home having had a great time. The canoeists were swarming all over,not only the river-but the road as well. Nearly hit the car with a paddle, window down and a pointed remark :evil:
pulled in to a busy Green Wellie for petrol, and carried on. After crossing the Erskine Bridge, watched in horror as a car veered across into the lane for Paisley, straight back out again. The driver seemed to have lost total control of the car, as it hit the Central rail and came back across the White Chevrons, into the Paisley lane causing some mayhem. No casualties though, but a very shocked driver with a flat front tyre parked on the side of the on ramp.
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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby doogz » Sun May 20, 2012 7:25 pm

some great shots today dave

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didnt you see this just after the canoeists ....

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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby rockhopper » Sun May 20, 2012 8:44 pm

One of my favourite areas - never tire of photos from here and what a great day :thumbup: Enjoyed reading it - and that was one very lucky driver at the end ! - cheers :D
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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby EwaMH » Mon May 21, 2012 10:37 am

Great photos - such a lovely glen! - and the dogs are Gorgeous!! :D
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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby davetherave » Mon May 21, 2012 11:43 am

What a cracking pair of Collies you have. We have a couple collies also, one beardie and the other a border. We have found them to be great companions for the hills.
We once camped on the summit of Beinnn Maol Chaluim during one of our 2day expeditions. We were not disappointed.
I recall you posted a pic of your two on the A and E ridge, how did they cope?

Great pics,and thanks for the post.

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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby soulminer » Mon May 21, 2012 11:58 am

The Chaos Collies have been on the wee Bookill, and Lawers and Ghlas- don't fancy their chances on the AE Ridge.
Did meet a WH reporter with his Lab on the AE Ridge though, all the way to the end as well- awrite Stevie :thumbup:
Would take them to more hills, but the problem is fences with no gates or dog flaps.
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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby 2dalmatians » Tue May 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Another fine report for the dream team! Although beginning to think you are stealing the photos from David bailey or maybe even koo stark!! Lol. I'm sure ruby would love a day out with the pups. They seem just her cup of tea except maybe the bright yellow rave gear!!!
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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby soulminer » Tue May 22, 2012 9:57 pm

Far from being pups, been a long time since the drank from a nipple :lol: Glen is 8, and Arran is 7- although they do act as though they are 8,and 7 Months rather than years. Good to get them out and about, that's why we adopted them :thumbup:
As for the Hi-Viz, that's because of my eyesight 8) :lol: :lol: Nothing to do with Lightsticks and Whistles- but I do carry both at times in case I venture across something danceable :shock: :lol:
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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby dogplodder » Wed May 23, 2012 10:17 pm

All your pics are great but the one of the collies with Etive as backdrop is stunning! :thumbup:

Funny that, our Rescue dogs are aged 8 and 7 as well. I wouldn't say Glen disgraced himself too badly if he only followed a scent - not like chasing a ewe over the edge or anything! :shock: With 'rescues' you never know what happened in their previous life and what baggage they might have. Our last 4 dogs have been rescues but I would quite like to get a young pup to train up from scratch. Apart from the puddles and poo everywhere and having your house chewed to destruction. :lol:
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Re: Beinn Maol Chaluim

Postby soulminer » Thu May 24, 2012 2:38 pm

I'm pulling my hair out with this pair :crazy: I couldn't handle a puppy. Will have to struggle onwith my lot for now :lol:
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