Hardly a "warm" Wyvis welcome but glad to be back
by Ranger » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:10 pm
Route description: Ben Wyvis, near Garve
Munros included on this walk: Ben Wyvis
Date walked: 11/11/2012
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 13.5 km
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Proved to be one of those days that makes you appreciate the good ones all the more
WARNING: It's normal to think of Ben Wyvis as a big friendly whaleback with a plateau summit, but the edge of Coire na Feola takes a big bite into the ridge, just where the true line kinks away slightly to the cairn (on the approach of the south). In whiteout conditions it's very easy to stray close to this edge, as I almost found out!
Checking the following day, the weather stats confirmed that the wettest place in the whole of Britain on Remembrance Sunday was 5 miles down the road at Loch Glascarnoch.
And the coldest.
by AlastairStevenson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:12 am
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by Ranger » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:52 am
AlastairStevenson wrote:The bird is a Waxwing, quite exotic looking, usually in flocks when they are devouring winter berries.
Ah great! Thanks
There was about 20 of them in one tree, most of them buzzed off before I could get my camera out
by Gavin99 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:40 am
by LeithySuburbs » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:22 pm
by Ranger » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:54 pm
LeithySuburbs wrote:Your pics actually make it look no too bad a day . A nice hill though, one I will return to soon .
Same here - desperate to get back there on a clear day!
Annoying thing was the forecast was actually pretty decent, I got the worse weather in the whole of Britain - literally according to the met!
Just delighted to get back out there though and had a spring in my step ever since
by jonny616 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:25 pm