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Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bike..

Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bike..


Postby 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

Ascent: 1539m

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So Sunday was bye bye Monsters day as they head south. Big boos; always love it when they come to stay and join me in the hills with my gorgeous lady :) So with sadness brewing in the air; I need a hill fix!! Scraggles is in; and there's three red pins on my map at Beinn a'Chalchair that need taking care of... And I need to work off some cheese fondue!! A half a kilo or so of the stuff...

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Introducing the Monsters to Cheese Fondue


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 :)

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The much photographed beach from the wooden bridge


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

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The summit of Beinn a'Chlachair


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...

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Geal Charn Summit


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...

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Scraggles finds a Strongbow on the summit of Creag Pitridh


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...

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Monty on his bike at Beinn a'Chlachair


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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby 2dalmatians » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:26 am

Love it! So that's where I left my tinny! Please send price of can plus reasonable compensation for injury to feelings to po box 2dal Mat1. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby laconic surf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:57 am

I'm planning on doing this trio tomorrow if the weather plays ball, thinking of taking the bike as far as the Lochan mind. Hopefully, i'll get some views, but I doubt it :lol:
Good time you guys did tho - perhaps cheese fondue is the way forward :D
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby craigee » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:33 am

Aye it was great hoof Sir D - Cheers for The 'Bow. Always welcome....the good ol' days!
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..... :clap:
See you on 22nd for the 9 Fanny's... (a tinny at the top of each?)
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby steven65 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:15 pm

That is an incredibly quick time for these 3 ! :clap:
I did them last week - in a much slower time - i`m no superman :lol:
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.
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby victoriajarrett » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:32 pm

Was depressing leaving Scotland - Kids had a great week nothcing up a few more 'fearsome' munro's ;)

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 :) :clap:
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby monty » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:28 pm

Great time on these guys. Nice photo of me on ma bike :lol: :lol: Mind you when I done these I hadn't walked out the door for a month and had bad knees and bad cold etc etc etc :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby morag1 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:20 pm

So funny finding that can of lager on the trig point :lol:
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:18 pm

who is leaving lager up mountains...and why do I never find one..???
Great photoshop of Monty :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby dunrig » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:19 am

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.
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby Ranger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:11 am

Nice report :)

Leave a can on the summit cairn of every Munro, surely a more utilitarian tradition that just dumping a rock there! :lol:

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?
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Re: Nipping out for a quick pint; and seeing Monty on his bi

Postby Graeme D » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:05 am

I couldn't sleep last night because of that photo of Monty! Very disturbing indeed! :shock:
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