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Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Swimming with the fishes in the fields..


by basscadet » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:43 pm

Route description: Fisherfield 6, from Shenavall

Munros included on this walk: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mor, Sgurr Ban

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlaidheimh

Date walked: 25/08/2012

Time taken: 18 hours

Distance: 47.8 km

Ascent: 3716m

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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:49 pm

Great effort in any conditions - let alone nasty ones :clap: . The weather on Saturday was the other way round in Glencoe - claggy at first, then clearing nicely 8) .
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby basscadet » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:50 pm

Manc - I did think about going with the Weegie duo, but on this kind of walk, you need to go at your own pace.. Too slow and I would of been cold, If I was with someone faster than me I would of constantly been trying to keep up and used up too much energy early on to complete the round. I know I did the right thing by going by myself. I knew there were folk behind me that would of caught me up and helped me out in an emergency, so that was safer than my usual routes tbh! :)
As for the Germans, I told myself that maybe they weren't so good at speaking English, but I never met a german that wasn't fluent before. The 3 there on Saturday night were a laugh though :thumbup:
I have done a fair bit of touring in Germany in my rock n roll days, so I know Germans have a slightly different sense of humour! :D

Kev - Thanks, very kind words, you made me blush :oops:
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby basscadet » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:56 pm

skuk007 wrote:Great report basscadet, real shame you got soaked though.
That always makes the walking twice as difficult so much kudos for not packing it in and carrying on.

Hope you get better weather next time.


I'm alright with a soaking, its when the wind is up as well and you get slapped in the face with it constantly.. Not knowing if the wet on your face is sweat, rain or dreepy nose snot.. Oh the joys of this pastime are endless... :lol:

I am blessed by the bad weather faerie.. Never any good weather for BC :( Its my dad, and Liethy that have the weather gods on side.. When we going out again Leithy? :lol:
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:58 pm

basscadet wrote:I am blessed by the bad weather faerie.. Never any good weather for BC Its my dad, and Leithy that have the weather gods on side.. When we going out again Leithy?

I try not to understand my weather charm - I don't want it to desert me 8) .
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby basscadet » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:01 pm

Well it makes you a popular boy, so enjoy it while it lasts (and hopefully the rest of us can too) ;)
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby madasa mongoose » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:13 pm

Well done BC! Great effort in tough conditions :clap: Brought back fond memories of scrambling about in the wet and clag :lol:

basscadet wrote:I wouldnt like to do the rivers or the bog in the dark.


I wouldn't recommend it :shock: :lol:
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby jonny616 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:23 pm

Big round in a beautiful area. Two weeks ago it was full of Germans as well although they were quite chatty. Midges were unbelievable to. More in my tent than outside. :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby Benjaminnevis » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:32 pm

Great effort specialy when you got drooket.

a fancy trying the circuit and the walk in and oot on the same day next May or June when the days are langer but efter reading some ah the recent reports it seems a fair slog. mibee hae to doss doon in the bothy.
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:13 pm

a great report and a big walk - well done :thumbup: pity about the weather but you got some dramatic shots - cheers :)
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:57 pm

Great report with some beautiful photos along the way, well done on making the whole round and not giving in to the the early conditions....clearly you are a determined bagger :D
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby Bod » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:13 pm

Superb effort there! What a wonderful trip :D :D :clap:
Look forward to hearing more about it, planning this for next year :wink:
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby Scotjamie » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:55 pm

Fairly average walk compared to some of your others bc. Only bogs, clag, rivers, bloody thumbs, slips and soakings. No broken limbs, severe falls, or hypothermia...... oh.... and a seriously great report :clap:
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby basscadet » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:43 pm

Scotjamie wrote:Fairly average walk compared to some of your others bc. Only bogs, clag, rivers, bloody thumbs, slips and soakings. No broken limbs, severe falls, or hypothermia...... oh.... and a seriously great report :clap:


Oh I think it makes for a boring report when you do the same route as ahbody else and it all goes to plan :lol: :lol:
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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby old danensian » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:40 pm

As ever, your report oozes persistence and determination - and you just have to scroll down to see what's gong to happen to you next.

However, most admirable for me was the way you just shrugged off the glorious conditions that were revealed the following morning - I'd have been fuming at the hand the weather gods had dealt - never mind having to set the fire as the last to depart.

Well done and what's next?

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Re: Swimming with the fishes in the fields..

Postby mrssanta » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:54 pm

brilliant and lovely report BC. I think when I do these I'll make a week of it and take the tent.
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