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Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Take one bald, middle aged man.......


by PeteR » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:51 am

Route description: Aonach Beag: Four Munros from Culra

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Beag (Alder), Beinn Eibhinn, Carn Dearg (Loch Pattack), Geal-charn (Alder)

Date walked: 26/05/2012

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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby PeteR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:03 pm

Malckyb wrote:Well done..that is a BIG walk...looks fab!


Cheers Malkyb. It was a great walk, but despite the obvious roasting I think I was blessed with weather worthy of the efffort :D
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby PeteR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:07 pm

pigeon wrote:You're a glutton for punishment Pete.Had a good laugh at this one :lol: :lol: It''ll be camping at the bothy for me when i get round to this.Well done on surviving a roaster of a day :thumbup:


Not punishment pigeon, I love these types of walks :D They can make the drive home afterwards alittle "interesting" though :lol: Got a good view of the Culra bothy when I did these and it looks like a stunning situation. It'll be camping in that area for me when I get round to Alder and pal sometime in the future. I think I need a little more "civilized" camping practice first :lol: The amount of stuff I had in my car boot for my recent Ullapool trip suggests I still have a lot to learn on the campling front :lol:
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby PeteR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:11 pm

Lenore wrote:What a fun report!!

You might just have convinced me (youngish woman, only nearly bald and by choice) I should let my hair grow a bit to have some midge and sun protection, haha!


Cheers Lenore. Follical protection is certainly beneficial on hot days like this one. I'm still scratching the ruddy midge bites though :shock: Vicious little sods :lol:
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby GillC » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:13 pm

Fab report,,,amazing weather and pics too. Never really looked at this area for climbing,,may be on my radar now. Well done. epic walk. :clap:
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby PeteR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:14 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Big round Peter,in that weather your mad.

When I saw the TR title thought it was me,but havent done this round yet,so wisnae me. :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: We're a brotherhood, or we should be :lol: :lol: :lol: This was the same day as your "Ice cold...." trip, but I seemed to have managed to be out of the breeze for the hottest part of the day :lol: :lol: You clearly had your route and timings planned far better than me :D
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby PeteR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:17 pm

jonny616 wrote:I like the idea of just walking these until there done, but i suspect i may be done first :lol:

Great photos 8)


Cheers jonny616. I was almost with you on this one. Well and trully done at one point, but had to just dig in and keep on going :shock:
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby PeteR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Gavin99 wrote:Wow , that is some recipe , well done , I could feel the heat just reading that 8)


Cheers Gavin99. It wasn't a bad day, I've got to say. Struggled at one point, but these are the ones I love the most, when I have to dig in and get the job done :D
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby PeteR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:24 pm

GillC wrote:Fab report,,,amazing weather and pics too. Never really looked at this area for climbing,,may be on my radar now. Well done. epic walk. :clap:


Thanks GillC. I've had this one planned for some time, but the weather had to be just right for me to put that much effort in. Well worth the effort :D
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:17 pm

Certainly a long walk in that heat but a great end result - well done :thumbup: It's an interesting and different way to approach these hills - on my to do list and I've been looking at how best to approach these hills and Ben Alder & co but I hadn't thought about going from the west. Guess I'll probably take the lazy way out and cycle in but you've got me thinking - cheers :D
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:27 pm

Big day out in the heat.

I still have 3 of these to do and have also looked at different routes rather than th cycle from Alder.

Thanks for posting.
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:39 am

Peter, what a stoater of a report!!- loved it :clap: :clap:

Did Mrs R recognise you when you got home??? Or did she just shake her head in despair??? :lol: :lol:


I once met a guy who was all chuffed with himself for climbing Ben Lawers, unfortunately we were on Meall Nan Tarmachan at the time :lol: :lol:
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Re: Take one bald, middle aged man.......

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:55 pm

Astonishing effort in that heat! Well done Sir! :clap:

Great pics too. :thumbup:
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