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New boots & panties

New boots & panties


Postby jonny616 » Sat May 26, 2012 4:23 pm

Route description: Creag Meagaidh circuit

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach, Carn Liath (Creag Meagaidh), Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Date walked: 24/05/2012

Time taken: 12 hours

Distance: 27.1 km

Ascent: 1675m

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The midweek sneaky peak club was looking not possible for me this week as I could not get out on Tuesday. Then up step my friends Colin & Dave who were planning to go out on the Thursday. Dave wanting to do the Creag Meagaidh circuit. Day worked for Andy & Mark. Polly sold her soul to the NHS for a day of, but alas Ron was working.
Texts & FB chat later the route had grown arms & legs & we were going to follow in the footsteps of the mighty Monty (Danrun, Iain Watson & Thomas did the walk as well) & add on Beinn’s Teallach & a’Chaorainn as well. So 5 munros on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year so far. :crazy:
Mark travelled up the night before to have himself a wee wild camp. Met him at Creag Meagaidh nature reserve car park, which was to be our finish point, left a car & then drove the few miles down the road to Rough Burn for the start.
Suited & booted and off for 09:20. Polly feeling extra chipper in her new……………………………..



………. Boots, whilst Andy moaned that his all singing all dancing Haglofs pants had not arrived as promised. I don’t need to go into much detail but his pants set the tone for the day & he took a lot of stick. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Through the gate & across the field heading for the top of the tree line. A wee river to cross. Then up the open hill side with the views behind just getting more stunning as we climbed.
The first summit was reached fairly easily, with a small debate on which cairn was the true summit, touched both just to be on the safe side. Already from here we could see the broad ridge to Creag Meagaidh, The Window & Stob Poite Coire Ardair. Dropped down to the 600 meter bealach & then up a’Chaorainn which in this heat was an absolute bugger. A nice we stream on the way up to top up the water & soak our hats. Once on the ridge we dropped our packs (I stupidly left my gps in mine so the track does not have us at the summit) for the gorgeous ridge walk to the summit which is the middle one of three cairns. The views were just stunning all around. 8)
From the ridge there is a path that takes you down to a bealach at 850 meters. Nice & high, but the long broad ridge to Creag Meagaidh just goes on & on (about 4k) Once we were there the hard work of the day was done in terms af ascent, but the final munro of Carn Liath looked, & is miles away.
Past mad meags carn & down to the Window & up to SPCA who’s charm is in the views of the Creag M cliffs. The cairn is quite small.
Then the long walk to Carn Liath over three tops with small ascent after each one before arriving at our 5th munro of the very hot day.
The walk out from here is not too bad bouldery at first, then a boggy path which becomes very narrow through the trees until you emerge onto the nature reserve paths.
An absolute cracker of a long day with great banter & much fun. :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol: 8)
These photos are a small selection of the 500 odd we took between us & I’m sure some others will be added. One or two probably should not be seen in the public domain :lol:
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River crossing
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Chno Dearg, Stob Coire Sgriodain, Loch Treig,Stob a'Choite Mheadhoin & Stob Coire Easain
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Summit Beinn Teallach
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Creag Meagaidh, The Window & Stob Poite Coire Ardair
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Looking back to Beinn Teallach
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Beinn a'Chaorainn
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Summit
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Looking back to Beinn a'Chaorainn
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On our way to Creag Meagaidh
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Summit Creag Meagaidh
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Some snow patches left
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Mad Meags Cairn
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Lochan Uaine
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The Window
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Above the Window
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Coire Ardair
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Summit Stob Poite Coire Ardair
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Still a long way to go
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Summit Carn Liath
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Looking back to the window & Creag Meagaidh
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On the walk out

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Re: New boots & panties

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sat May 26, 2012 4:43 pm

jonny616 wrote:The midweek sneaky peak club
rapidly seems to be expanding :lol:

What a fantastic day for a walk even if it was a bit hot :o Enjoyed your report and some lovely photos; glad you didn't post the 500 you all took!! :thumbup:

What happened to your lime green mankini, Jonny???? :lol: :lol:
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby pigeon » Sat May 26, 2012 4:57 pm

Nice one guys ,looked a roaster.Was up Bynack more today ,absolutely boilin' :lol: 8)
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby soulminer » Sat May 26, 2012 5:07 pm

A epic in some sweltering weather 8) Can't moan too much about the heat or the rain will come back- sshhhh!
Cheers.
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby rockhopper » Sat May 26, 2012 5:13 pm

Great weather for it jonny - looks like you all had a cracking day :thumbup: Taking it easy though :? .....some of us cycled the A86 stretch rather than drive :wink: :lol: - cheers :D
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat May 26, 2012 5:43 pm

Looks like you all had a cracking day my friend,that mid week sneaky peek club is growing by the walk,need to throw a "sicky" & join you all.

Me & "stretch" did Beinns Teallach & "a Chaorainn in some what diff conditions than you had mate,"clagged in & up to our ****s in feckin snow,but still enjoyed.

Anyway need to get a shift on.....................of to Glen Nevis for a wee camp & climb Stob Ban & Mullach nan Coireian in the morning,hope to summit for sun rise.................................as long as Alan stays of the "buckie"
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby ChrisW » Sat May 26, 2012 5:48 pm

great report Jonny, hellish warm day for dragging yourselves up there, beautiful photos of a cracking day out :D
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby Jock McJock » Sat May 26, 2012 7:09 pm

Summed up nicely one again Jonny :clap: :clap: What a great day we had :D Knackered, sore, sore knee, in fact sore everything :lol: , dehydrated and starving by the end but none of that matters, it was magic!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby pollyh33 » Sat May 26, 2012 8:51 pm

What a sooooper de doooooper day out with the MWSP club!!!

Can't believe it took us 12hrs, inappropriate behaviour and gratuitous photography takes up more time than you think!!!!

I loved that all the boys thought it would be a good idea to fill their hats with snow to cool themselves down even though they saw the others screaming 'brain freeze!!!' :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh apart from Mr No Hat Andy- he took a more direct route to his brain and stuck the snow..... :crazy: :crazy:

Whereas this old dog went for a full body cooling method!!! Magic!!!

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Were you aware that there was a 'well man' clinic taking place that day?
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Glad to say the titular new boots were amazing and incredibly comfortable and I can now join Ron and Andy's Salomon 4D Quest boots gang :clap:

As for Andy's panties, did you not notice the pair he had on when he was getting changed at the side of the road? They were from that well known 'Emperor's New Clothes' label!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:

Once again Jonny thanks for looking after your subjects XXXX
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun May 27, 2012 2:22 pm

A great hoof on a perfect day :D
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:33 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:
What happened to your lime green mankini, Jonny???? :lol: :lol:


Not enough sun cream between us :lol: :lol:
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:36 pm

pigeon wrote:Nice one guys ,looked a roaster.Was up Bynack more today ,absolutely boilin' :lol: 8)


Cheers Pigeon. How was Bynack More heading there at the weekend. Taking my son & his pal. Hoping to camp near the summit 8)
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:38 pm

soulminer wrote:A epic in some sweltering weather 8) Can't moan too much about the heat or the rain will come back- sshhhh!
Cheers.


Defo not moaning. Cheers 8)
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:40 pm

rockhopper wrote:Great weather for it jonny - looks like you all had a cracking day :thumbup: Taking it easy though :? .....some of us cycled the A86 stretch rather than drive :wink: :lol: - cheers :D


Aye taking it easy. We're not as hardcore as you RH :lol: :lol:
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Re: New boots & panties

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 28, 2012 2:43 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Looks like you all had a cracking day my friend,that mid week sneaky peek club is growing by the walk,need to throw a "sicky" & join you all.

Me & "stretch" did Beinns Teallach & "a Chaorainn in some what diff conditions than you had mate,"clagged in & up to our ****s in feckin snow,but still enjoyed.

Anyway need to get a shift on.....................of to Glen Nevis for a wee camp & climb Stob Ban & Mullach nan Coireian in the morning,hope to summit for sun rise.................................as long as Alan stays of the "buckie"


The old 'Stretch' weather effect :lol: looking at the picture with snow on your head i thought maybe you'd been on the buckie :lol: :lol:
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