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Meall nan Tarmachan’s concise guide to the law of Mr Sod
by old danensian » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:20 am
Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan
Date walked: 26/06/2012
Time taken: 3.45 hours
Distance: 7.5 km
Ascent: 738mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
1 - MWIS suggested that Tuesday was going to be better than Monday
2 - An early start would beat the forecast advancing rain
3 - If I waited long enough on top it would clear – there’s no point in doing a fine ridge if you can’t savour it
Briefly, and with photographic evidence: 1 - it wasn’t; 2 - it did; but there was no point as - 3 - it didn’t.
But, of course, twenty minutes after leaving the top it did start to lift and by the time I was back at the car ...
Moral of the tale: take what comes, Mr Sod always has the last laugh, holds the final card, or will inevitably kick you in the bum. And anyway, I won’t mind going back up to do the ridge as well.
by rockhopper » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:38 pm
by PeteR » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:58 pm
I call it the 3pm effect. At (or around) 3pm on a Sunday afternoon on days like you had here, just as I am either nearly off the hill or just walking back to the car the clouds part, the sun comes out and all that I couldn't see before is suddenly there all around me. And it doesn't seem to matter where I am either, the effect is always the same
As for MnT, you must get back there sometime to do that ridge. It's well worth it
by neilmci » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:15 pm
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by colgregg » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:34 pm
by L-Hiking » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:53 pm
it will make you come back again, you havent so far to travel now
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