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So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...


Postby sloosh » Thu May 24, 2012 1:26 pm

Route description: The Cairnwell Munros

Munros included on this walk: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell

Date walked: 23/05/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13.6 km

Ascent: 750m

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Those with a long memory will remember I pranged the tendons in both legs through (a) stupidity (b) over tightening crampon straps. Long story short - it has taken two and a half years to heal (hopefully properly) and yesterday was my first (second and third) munro since the initial injury.

I opted for the Cairnwell 3 since it gave me many jumping off points if I felt things weren't going well - that, and you start off about two-thirds of the way up them anyway. :lol:

No point waffling on about this, that and the other since the Cairwell 3 are, well, 'non descript' to put it politely.

Having said that, here is a route map followed by a selection of photos...


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Snow blower


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Scenic water feature


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Caterpillar track


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It's art I tell you


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Road workers


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More art


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The Cairwell from Carn Aosda


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Definitely art this time


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Wee shed


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Ptarmigan


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Wee bird


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Hare


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"Don't you dare wear that hat around town," she said. Didn't say anything about posting pictures on the internet though... :)


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Art for sure


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Welcoming barbed wire bed in the shed on the Cairnwell


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The rugged beauty of the Cairnwell


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Apparently this building is alarmed with an intruder detection system. Intruders beware!


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Just as pretty from this side
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby laconic surf » Thu May 24, 2012 1:46 pm

Had originally planned this trio for this weekend but the weather's too good to be hanging around on the Cairnwell :lol:
Some of those pictures look like buildings/vehicles on a minature village, some great arty stuff there.
Interesting to hear the building is alarmed, though I'd imagine it would take ATS a while to get up there and do anything about it :lol:
Congrats on getting back out there :thumbup:
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby sloosh » Thu May 24, 2012 6:49 pm

laconic surf wrote:Some of those pictures look like buildings/vehicles on a minature village, some great arty stuff there.

Thanks. I'm glad someone agrees. :lol:
Interesting to hear the building is alarmed, though I'd imagine it would take ATS a while to get up there and do anything about it :lol:

That's what I thought although not sure you wouldn't do yourself some serious damage if you were nuts enough to break in.
Congrats on getting back out there

Thank you. :thumbup:
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu May 24, 2012 7:51 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done that man,hope the tendons feel OK.
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby Gavin99 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:12 pm

You must be delighted to be back on the hills , two and a half years waiting for things to heal must have been torture ! I hope your tendons aren't complaining too much after your trip , looking forward to a few more TR s :D
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby sloosh » Thu May 24, 2012 9:01 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Well done that man,hope the tendons feel OK.


Gavin99 wrote:You must be delighted to be back on the hills , two and a half years waiting for things to heal must have been torture ! I hope your tendons aren't complaining too much after your trip , looking forward to a few more TR s

Thanks chaps! :D Tendons feel fine - muscles... not so much. :lol: Thought I was sort of fit-ish, kind of, but yesterday was a reminder that the only way to get hill fit is by climbing hills. 8)
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby rockhopper » Thu May 24, 2012 9:16 pm

Doesn't matter which hills you managed, point is you're back out again ! :clap: :clap: Well done and I hope all goes well from here on - cheers :D
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby Graeme D » Thu May 24, 2012 9:24 pm

When I was on the Cairnwell a few years back I stuck my head into that attractive looking shed at the summit and in amongst the debris scattered around on the floor was a turd! Most unpleasant!

Great to see you back out treading the hills Sloosh! May it not be as long until the next one! And I will try not to moan if I've not managed to get out for at least a month! :lol:
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby skuk007 » Thu May 24, 2012 9:43 pm

Good to hear your back on the mend sloosh.

Nice set of photos, liking the lens-tilt effect. :)
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby Stretch » Thu May 24, 2012 9:55 pm

What an artistic return to the hills, glad you're able to get out and enjoy them again!
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby sloosh » Thu May 24, 2012 10:51 pm

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. :thumbup: Here's hoping there are plenty more trip reports to come. :)
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby jonny616 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:53 am

Glad your back out on the hills & in good shape to be back out soon. Great photos. Agree with the earlier comment about the 'miniatures' 8)
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby BoyVertiginous » Fri May 25, 2012 12:10 pm

Great stuff, that's a helluva time out. Only this morning I was bemoaning the fact I had to knock back a game of football on Monday after 10 months out with an achilles problem and then an adductor muscle tear. That's a third of the time you've been out and for the last 6 months I've been able to walk, run or bike in a straight line (sideways movement restricted) and have been on the hills, so not the end of the world after all!

Hope it's all behind you. I'll be over the road on Glas Maol & Co this weekend all being well.
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby gary.nimmo » Fri May 25, 2012 1:15 pm

Well done on getting back out Sloosh. They may be less effort and less attractive than some other hills but they still have a lot of the elements needed to test your fitness (particularly the steep though short ascent/descent).
Here's to many more over the coming months!
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Re: So... I did my first munro in 2 and a half years...

Postby Alastair S » Fri May 25, 2012 1:23 pm

A welcome return - hope those tendons behave.

Good use of tilt/shift on the photos - but best of all were the accompanying comments: great stuff :clap: :lol:
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