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Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afternoon..

Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afternoon..


Postby doogz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:14 pm

Route description: Garbh Bheinn of Ardgour

Corbetts included on this walk: Garbh Bheinn (Ardgour)

Date walked: 02/06/2012

Time taken: 100 hours

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The hill was Garbh Bheinn ..

Attendees..MOLLY THE COLLIE..4 canine friends..Anne and Bill ,Heather, Andy and Sheila, Andy and Amanda ,Hendo, Robin,Stuart, Ted, Alan and Doogz
Attended Summit Hamish BrownPeter and Heather from SMC (i think)

time irrelevant

weather perfect

2nd june 2012

Here goes..........


I was supposed to miss this as it was set for a few weeks ago and the canine Compleater was beaten by the foul Atlantic Monsoon and Low and Hurricane a few weeks agpo

this however ....selfishly.... was to be in my favour and todays date was picked 2nd june 2012

To her and SMC and H.Browns knowledge no dog had compleated the Corbetts of Scotland and with Owners Anne and Bill the dog had rung hefty total when anne realised that her wee baby was close to doing them all ..
this year i joined anne on a few Corbett walks in her quest to get Molly over the line and whilst we sat upon the corbett in Glen Orchy unknown to Anne Molly had spied or smelled something in the cairn
Unknowingly the shot i took was to be a standard bearer for mollys target featuring in papers and websites over the lands of Scotland and beyond

The one in yesterdays daily record

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So to today

we set off early to meet the varied folks from annes walk career and pals forom sites and early in Corran was a chilly 8 degrees as we arrived ..totally unlike the previous weeks temps ...but hey perfect for walking and the Midges might even find it a bit cold to get out of bed

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Parked and set for the off its a place i had never set foot on and was suitably impressed as we looked ahead at the walk

Everyone almost there we were off and soon the look out over the Loch was impressive for me

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And on the up and up more and more comes into view

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Anne and molly excited as to what lies ahead.. or looking for her climbing pal Andy....dont worry we waited on them as we spied the car arriving in the car park..lol

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Everyone is chatting to new friends and people seem quite genuinely pleased to be there not just for Molly but for the tremendous views around and if you think it cant get better ...oh how mistaken you are

The bridge looks a long way off from here ..

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But with my new camera unleashed it brings it almost to the loch in front... :crazy:

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More ups and without a particular path to follow the people are spread out over the hillside finding "their" easiest way up to the first top

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We seem to have made up a fair gap and this gives me a chance to scout for views and for hill naming opportunities..

the sub top made i am flabbergasted ... yeah me ! to see the views of a really special viewing area , especially today

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And across there a steep drop and a sharp rise lies mollies last rise to compleation

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the steep drop in between is undertaken and from this area the framing chances for your photos are "au naturale"

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This is the chance to sit and take it all in and me alan and robin along with 3 of the 5 dogs sit it out for the owners and friends to catch us up ...just ahead is MOLLYS GOAL.......221 Corbetts, and a place in the books of walking as the first CCC ...Canine Corbett Compleater

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To my left i cant hardly wait to get the summit panorama...if its this good here ..it must be magic on top

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Everyone together Anne and Bill along with Molly set off the last 20 metres to the summit to be met by Hamish Brown ...legend of the Hills of Scotland and a heck of a knowledgable man to boot .....

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then its summit shots and a piece of walk history i imagine


Anne Bill and Molly along with Hamish CORBETT 221 for Mollie the Collie

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Todays star Molly is none too fussed but she has her toy so who cares!!

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Oh and me .... back to the views for a bit while the festivites break out ,Champers and sausages, cakes and biscuits....whoo hoo

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Rum

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Summit free i can selfishly comandeer the views

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The party is in full swing below too..

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Its time to go after an age on the summit and me an al get the skates on for a traverse route to the west and circling back in on the ridge far lower down than the re ascent..this keeps us in the warmth of the sun and soomn we pick up the way down on the path where we can afford ourseves 15 minutes in the "Perfect armchair"
A rock band with a ledge and polished back and foot rocks gives me a vista i will long admire in my mind


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Back down at the car the walkers i brought along can be heard descending as we are already in the sunday best and ready to rock on down the road to my nighttime activity a 25 year wedding anniversary..
Guys loaded and off after the goodbyes to everyone
Across the ferry and wing our way home to Barrhead the road is surprisingly quick moving and soon i am tucked into my Scallops and ready for my party

A huge huge thank you to Anne and Bill for allowing me to join them on this day ... i will never forget it

A THANKS TO MOLLY FOR WALKING WITH ME OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS ON CORBETT DAYS AND MUNROS FOR ANNES UPCOMING 4TH COMPLEATION

and to the friends and companions of Anne who made the day interesting and memorable



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Last edited by doogz on Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:21 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: A dog day afternoon.. Molly Compleats the Corbetts

Postby jimandandrea » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:21 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks for sharing such an amazing day!
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby madasa mongoose » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:05 pm

What a lovely report. I hope Molly got some of those well deserved sausages! :D
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby dunrig » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:39 pm

congratulations Molly !
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:40 am

Very enjoyable doogz - well done all, especially Molly :clap: - cheers :D
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby jools » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:32 am

Well done all especially mollie the collie :D :D a big paws up from wilson (beardie) and Jake (border) :clap: :clap:

Brill photo's.
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby dogplodder » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:33 am

This is brilliiant - love that first shot of Molly at the cairn. :clap:

Better not let my two see this thread or I'll never hear the end of it! :mrgreen:
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:20 am

Well done Mollie glad you got a good day for your final Corbett :D
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby foggieclimber » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:30 am

Well done Molly :D
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby FourLeggedPal » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:48 am

Well done Molly - congratulations!!! :clap:
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby Graeme D » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:03 pm

Top dog! I am truly humbled! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby davetherave » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:52 pm

Hey Mollie, you are a super star. :crazy: :clap: very very well done indeed. :D
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby 2dalmatians » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:57 pm

Molly is a superstar! Congratulations from me and Ruby too!!!
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby doogz » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:56 pm

thanks to everyone who posted above this ...i will pass on your words to Anne and Molly of course


Cheeeeeeerz

Dooooooogz 8)
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Re: Molly the Collie COMPLEATS the Corbetts..dog day afterno

Postby doogz » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:31 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanx from Molly
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