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Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.


by gammy leg walker » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:39 pm

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Ban

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 11/08/2012

Time taken: 13 hours

Distance: 22 km

Ascent: 1215m

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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby tomyboy73 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:00 pm

Well done Gammy, two munros is nothing to sniff at, and you had a great night at the bothy, maybe too good ??? :lol: and i loved your report, you could feel the tension gripping as you waited for the mid night walkers to return
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:22 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:Well done Gammy, two munros is nothing to sniff at, and you had a great night at the bothy, maybe too good ??? :lol: and i loved your report, you could feel the tension gripping as you waited for the mid night walkers to return


One can of beer only for me Tommy,its not good for my ticker at my age waiting for them to return,am getting too old for this malarkey,but cannie gie it up.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby KeithS » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:32 pm

Oh dear GLW, it just looks like you are going to have to return to Fisherfield, what a terrible shame for you :lol:
Definitely my favourite place ever.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:35 pm

KeithS wrote:Oh dear GLW, it just looks like you are going to have to return to Fisherfield, what a terrible shame for you :lol:
Definitely my favourite place ever.


Aye Keith,what a shame :lol: :lol: always thought Skye was my favourite place,now not so sure
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:11 pm

There is no great shame in only climbing the 2, this round is a tough outing. You got some great photos of what can only be described as a stunning area. A little tip for the next time you are there, drink more bevvy when you get to the bothy, it worked wonders for me, Jimmy & Mo when we did this round :wink:
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby Alan S » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:34 pm

What an excellent report mate, I didnt see you taking as many pics :D
Was great to be part of this brilliant weekend but man do my feet hurt :lol:
Definetly no shame on turning back as this is one tough walk even to the 1st munro :shock:
Was glad that you and Jonny pushed on to the 2nd I wish we had all made it,hope you both enjoy your return :wink:
My extra energy certainly came from Jonny's Jura :wink: you should take Johnny Corbetts advice :lol:

over 19hrs........6 munros.....


You are doing me and Alice a huge injustice with that............... it was 18 hours 45 minutes :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby jonny616 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:10 pm

Great report my very good friend. Sums up the weekend well. One thing you missed the 500 midge bites :lol: :lol:

Thanks from me also for all the comments.

I'll add a couple of photos :D
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby jonny616 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:13 pm

Alan S wrote:hope you both enjoy your return


Your turn to carry the beer next year :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby jonny616 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:24 pm

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Bothy life!
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Soon!
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You don't often get the rivers this low!
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby rocket-ron » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:44 pm

ha ha pictures off me sleeping on the first munro
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby rocket-ron » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:46 pm

[quote="gammy leg walker"A fine crack was had by all made even better watching two German walkers wrestling with their stove for 2hrs trying to get the thing to work,so much for German engineering,Vorch Sprung Derch Technique is was not,in the end RR took pity on them and offered his jetboil[/quote]

Was that no so funny
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby nathan79 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:29 am

Looks like it was a fun trip in the end despite the worries over Alice and Alan. And Wullie, 2 Munros when you're not tip-top is nothing to be sniffed at. And like a few have said, it gives you a fine excuse to take a trip back there.

I've never set foot in Fisherfield but it definitely looks like somewhere to be considered for the near future.

P.S. I'm glad you guys were feeding the midgies, over 4 days in Braemar/Glenshee i remain unblemished by the little buggers bites.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby Stretch » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:22 am

You would have made it around the 6 if you'd carried some of that fine east Tennessee beef jerky I tried to give you, but noooo, somebody has to be picky! :lol: :lol: :lol:

In truth though, this is a tough one and you should be proud of making the two summits that you did old friend. My guess is that Alan took so long mainly because he was getting his 'instructions' for much of the walk :P :lol:

You'll get these in the end mate, start planning your next walk somewhere while there is still daylight!
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:54 am

Great report Gammy, you're right to have no regrets mate. As you know I've turned back from a few myself and gone back to get em later...always the right decision I think. great effort anyway mate and cracking pics of a real scorcher :clap:
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby PeteR » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:27 am

A great reprt and pictures GLW :D Yeah, it's a shame you had to stop at two, but as others have said you'll just have to go back :D Well done for getting the two done though. Making the decision to turn back can be tough, but we know when it's the right one, so like you say - no regrets.

Looking across at Fisherfield when I was on An Teallach earlier this year and it's now a place I can't wait to visit :D :D And your pictures show why. It looks stunning.
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