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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 gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:44 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote: 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:


Worth a try JC.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:46 pm

Alan S wrote: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:


RESPECT,to you & Alice,that round is huge,you know I will get this in the end.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:48 pm

jonny616 wrote: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


Thanks jonny616,great weekend,aye the midges..........FFs,never seen that many in all my life.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:50 pm

[quote="nathan79"]

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

It will blow you away Nathan.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:53 pm

Stretch wrote: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!


Ron did have some beef jerky with him,maybe thats the answer.

Found the really tought Andy.

Aye,your right,I will be back and get them.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:55 pm

ChrisW wrote: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:


Thanks Chris,made the right call,no doubt,hope my pics do the place justice,its as close to heaven as I will ever get mate.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:57 pm

PeteR wrote:A great reprt and pictures GLW

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.


Looking at AnTeallach from Fisherfiled makes me want to climb this one.

Get yourself in there when you can Peter,the area is breath taking.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby 147cjl » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:59 pm

great effort Gammy, that's the main thing, you sometimes just get days like that
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby jonny616 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:04 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:
ChrisW wrote: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:


Thanks Chris,made the right call,no doubt,hope my pics do the place justice,its as close to heaven as I will ever get mate.


If we had carried on we might have got closer to the burning fires of hell :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:07 pm

147cjl wrote:great effort Gammy, that's the main thing, you sometimes just get days like that


Cheers,it was one of those days.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:09 pm

jonny616 wrote:
Thanks Chris,made the right call,no doubt,hope my pics do the place justice,its as close to heaven as I will ever get mate.


If we had carried on we might have got closer to the burning fires of hell :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: Not wrong mate.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:16 pm

So lessons learned.

1.....Lose weight,sitting at 17 & a half stone,its a fair amout to carry around.

2.....Walk more before an other attempt,did not walk anywhere for four weeks before Fisherfield,nowhere near enough.

3.....Walk into Shenevall earlier and take more time to chill out.

4.....Tried to eat some pasta at 4.30am before we started walking,not good for me,will try and rise earlier,walk a wee while and then eat,may work,can only try.
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:10 pm

Hi mate brilliant photos ,looks an awesome place. well done on getting the two done ,you can always go back :clap:
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby malky_c » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:24 pm

Stunning day to be in Fisherfield 8) . Sounds like a hard day for everyone. I agree with others who say these are better done in 2's and 3's. You can come in from Lochivraon, Incheril or Poolewe to see more of the area.

I ended up doing the same as you, but in February. Walked in Friday night, planned to do all 6 the next day and walk back out. In the end my mate drunk too many G&T's (his fault for picking such a shite drink :roll: ) and we never got going early enough the next day. Scree finished us off on Sgurr Ban and we ended up walking back to the bothy in the dark. Had to stay a second night with no booze left :?
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Re: Fisherfield,fail,but no regrets.

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:40 am

Dont feel bad about it- sometimes you are a winner when you do the right thing and return. Cracking photos and I am sure you will return at some point :clap: :clap: :D :D
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