Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bike..
by andrewdoggett » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:26 pm
Route description: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh
Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlachair, Creag Pitridh, Geal Charn
Date walked: 10/06/2012
Time taken: 5.3 hours
Distance: 26.3 km
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MWIS was spot on; dry; but low cloud...
We reach the 'Bridge by the beach' in 50 minutes walking at a steady pace of just over 6km/hr. It's nice to be walking in cooler conditions to be honest. This was the highlight of the walk for me; hadn't particularly found the walk reports of these hills inspiring but this beach I was looking forward to; I could camp here; a lovely spot
And then for some reason it all got silly; we don't stop on the ascent of Beinn a'Chlachair; and so after 2 hours and six minutes we're at the top of the highest of the three having done exactly 10km at an average speed of 4.8 km/hr. Punishment for the Cheese Fondue I guess... Haha
We don't stop long; not much point; there's nothing to see; so it's onward to Geal Charn. I'm not liking the terrain much; it's mainly bouldery and painful underfoot; as well as being difficult to get any kind of rhythm; but there we go... It's 5.5 km to the summit of Geal Charn and we see that off in 1 hour 20... Again not long at the top; no point ; no views...
It's a further 2 km to the summit of Creag Pitridh which has the only path we see aside from the track in/out. We take care of this in around half an hour; and Scraggles is somewhat elated when to his surprise he finds a can of Strongbow on the summit on his arrival. How did that get there? Mysterious hills these... Still; we stop here and enjoy a pint for ten mins or so; it's Sunday after all...
So at as near as dammit the 4 hour mark we head back for the car; it's a swift descent to the track but nothing more than a fast walk; no running; and then the walk out along the track which we walk at a pacy 7.5 km/hr. We stop briefly to talk to a couple out with their labradors... Love labradors
And that's it; aside from a viewing of Monty on his bike (which explains his time) we're back at the car and done with this walk in 5 hours 17 minutes...
by 2dalmatians » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:26 am
by laconic surf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:57 am
Good time you guys did tho - perhaps cheese fondue is the way forward
by craigee » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:33 am
My legs are bit tender this morning after that, but not as sore as my stomach muscles, laughing at the picture of Monty. I can't tell if he's sweating though.....
See you on 22nd for the 9 Fanny's... (a tinny at the top of each?)
by steven65 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:15 pm
I did them last week - in a much slower time - i`m no superman
Was up there on again Saturday, about a mile along the road "canyoning" at my future son-in-laws stag do w/end organised via Fullonadventure from Aviemore , great fun.
by victoriajarrett » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:32 pm
Scraggles, we are still waiting for the report on Ben More!!
9 cans of 'bow' on - perhaps replace your fluid in your camel packs for beer/cider!
Knocking them out quick now boys
by Mountainlove » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:18 pm
Great photoshop of Monty
by dunrig » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:19 am
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by Ranger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:11 am
Leave a can on the summit cairn of every Munro, surely a more utilitarian tradition that just dumping a rock there!
dunrig wrote:why don't you just take the next (quicker) step and start running ? have a look at steve fallon's website-running you should be able to get round this trio in about 3:40hr.
Running across the mountains? Not for me, a bit extreme, don't think I could enjoy them that way. Why be in such a rush?
by Graeme D » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:05 am