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grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel


Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:38 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhor, Meall nan Eun, Stob Coir an Albannaich

Date walked: 21/10/2012

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 22 km

Ascent: 2100m

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Me and Alan s ,jumped in my works van and headed to glen etive. a really long day out and we were even gonna try the 5 today :lol: , glad we didnt as it got dark half way off ben starav as we did the walk in reverse. really enjoyed today and wish to thank alan for my wee dram off whisky for my 100th munro cheers mate :thumbup:, great day on the hills also met jock mcjock , got back to the van thanks to alans headtorch as i forgot mine :shock: ,then the key wouldnt work in van door .after 10minutes alan tried and it opened first time :oops: ,we headed of to the kingshouse for usual grub and a pint. then headed home . the van was making a loud rumble from the rear as we just got into kilmahog the back end of the van started snaking and skidding, Alan woke from his deep sleep as we came to a standstill :lol: ,the wheel had came of my van :shock: , parked up the van and called for a lift, got home at 12 o'clock sorry alan. a long day but was still fun. grabbed my ton and was glad to be alive . cant wait until next time. wont be taking the van though :lol:
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby Alan S » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:15 am

About time you got a report up :roll:
Well done again mate was great to be there and celebrate with a wee dram
Was certainly an entertaining day but am no going near that van again :lol:
must also thank Pollyh33 as it was her whisky that she gave to me for my 100th 8) cheers Polly got to celebrate all over again :D
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby JB likes a beer » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:22 am

Alan S wrote:About time you got a report up :roll:
Well done again mate was great to be there and celebrate with a wee dram
Was certainly an entertaining day but am no going near that van again :lol:
must also thank Pollyh33 as it was her whisky that she gave to me for my 100th 8) cheers Polly got to celebrate all over again :D
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yeah cheers mate, you didnt half polish that wee bottle off haha.
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby PeteR » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:33 am

Quite a day bagging these four and passing the 100 :thumbup: Some great pictures too of great hills :D Good to see the weather improved as the day wore on :D Not sure I'd have appreciated a wheel falling off the vehicle though :shock:
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby Bod » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:55 am

Well done JB! 100 is special moment and what great hills to be in :wink: :D :D
Valerie and I were up Ben Starav in pretty poor conditions a few weeks back and I was feeling poorly, leading a wee navigational error on my part. Loved the mountain and will be heading back to complete the area next year :D
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby iainwatson » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:18 pm

congrats on reaching 100 Munro's! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

well done! :D
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby rockhopper » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:28 pm

Congratulations on getting to your 100 JB :clap: :clap: big walk for the time of year - well done and what a great area in which to get to 100 ! - cheers :D
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby Fudgie » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:11 pm

Well done JB, I know from experience thats a hefty set of hills :clap:
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby pigeon » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:05 pm

Wheels fallin' of the van ,that's aw ye need :( Well done on the hundred ,a big route as well to get there and a fine malt to celebrate,i like your style :lol: :thumbup:
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby Stretch » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:24 pm

Good stuff pal, congrats on the century mark. Hope to see you knuckleheads in a few weeks!
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby dawnfoth » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:32 pm

Holy Smoking Duck Poo!! The steering wheel came off!? Nuts! :shock: And hilarious! :lol: But glad to hear that you are all in one piece. I have yet to do these hills, but from your pics they look pretty impressive. Well Done on reaching a ton! :D
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby quoman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:17 pm

Well done on breaking the 100th mark JB that's a big round of hills to.
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:30 pm

well done jb and AlanS :clap:
looks a good day, despite the dodgy van! :)
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:45 pm

SAVAGEALICE wrote:well done jb and AlanS :clap:
looks a good day, despite the dodgy van! :)


Alice what jb has failed to tell you or anyone else is he runs his own company......................as a mechanic ffs :lol: :lol: .

Mate what can I say,well done on reaching your ton,just wish I could have been there.
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Re: grabbing my ton ,then steering wheel

Postby tomyboy73 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:59 pm

well done on reaching the ton, good to know Alan still falls asleep after one beer :lol:
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