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I want to ride my bicycle!

I want to ride my bicycle!


Postby jonny616 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:51 pm

Route description: Gulvain, near Kinlocheil

Munros included on this walk: Gulvain

Date walked: 21/11/2012

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1228m

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Weather watch again last week & the mid-week sneaky peak club was spread over the country in a vain attempt to cover as many Munros as possible in the dry. I had the Wednesday off work and Campbell was the only person who could come out to play. A big squad was trying to persuade me to swap to Thursday but work commitments meant I could not, but having heard one or two bits I can’t wait for that report. It will be written by Glasgow’s very own Olympic swimmer. :lol: :clap: :lol: :clap: 8)
The weather forecast meant that once again our plans to drive further north were shelved & replaced with a wee 21k jaunt up Gleann Fionn Lighe to Gulvain. Followed the WH route which is straight forward enough. The walk in along the gleann is very pleasant & the weather gods had smiled upon us as we could see the 855 point & the south top. So much for 10% chance of cloud free munros Mr MWIS, or were we in the 10% area. Also missing were the large pulses of rain we were expecting although the wind was fairly strong making it a cold day. Lots of Deer for company along the way as well.
Campbell cursed me once or twice for being a purist & not wanting to bike in hence the title.
Once at the bottom of the track its straight up for about 700 meters & I really toiled, but slow progress was made. As height was gained the views opened up Nevis coming & going & Knoydart looking very wild in the other direction as well as great views towards Kintail.
From the 855 point it’s a great walk to & over the south top to the summit with a wee arête thrown in for good measure.
Spent a bit of time taking in the views at the summit before returning by the same route. We had thought about going back over the Corbett but decided against it. From the 855 point back down was the usual who’s going to slip on the wet grass the most & I was narrowly beaten to that accolade by Campbell.
This was the first time in this neck of the woods for both of us & I really enjoyed it. Thanks to Campbell for the pics.
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Target ahead on the walk in.
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Looking back out
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Up higher we go
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Lovely
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The two tops
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South top trig
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Campbell's brocken thingy
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From south to north
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Gulvain Summit
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The Ben & friends
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby andy millar1 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:06 pm

brilliant report as always Sir Mitchell and well done Campbell furra foaties :clap: :clap: :D
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:57 pm

well done guys :clap:
always satisfying to get clear tops on a 10% day ! :D
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:51 pm

Great report Jonny, glad the MWSP club were out even if was only 2 of you :lol:
Loved the photos, Campbell, some fantastic views :thumbup:
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby quoman » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:07 pm

Well done mate on the long walk in without the bikes, i was doing a bit of cursing myself when we done it ,
I heard it through the grapvine that you cany go a bike anyway :lol:
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby PeteR » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:22 pm

Nice one jonny. This looks a good hill. Have it down for this winter sometime.

Good to get the views on a 10% day! I was enjoying an 80% day yesterday and saw 100% zilch!! Good when MWIS get it wrong in your favour. Not so good when they don't!
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:24 pm

Nice day for it, i'd be wanting to cycle up that track as well :D
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby Meatball » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:09 am

A cracking day!
We need to get you cycle lessons!
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby Jock McJock » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:59 am

You certainly picked the better day Jonny, but we had not too bad a time of it on Thursday.......apart form the "Olympic swimmers" wee mishap :lol: Oh how we laughed :lol: :lol: , not to her face obviously, that would just be cruel :wink:
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:10 pm

Smashing report Jonny and some awfy good photos too :thumbup: :thumbup:


Yes you definitely got the better weather, although ours was not nearly as bad as the forecast had said. I can honestly say that not one bit of rainwater caused any problems at all :lol: As for river water, well that's another story :wink: As Andy hauled my carcass onto the grass I'm sure I heard someone say 'Well that's Jonny well and truly trumped now'!!!!

Jock McJock wrote:You certainly picked the better day Jonny, but we had not too bad a time of it on Thursday.......apart form the "Olympic swimmers" wee mishap :lol: Oh how we laughed :lol: :lol: , not to her face obviously, that would just be cruel :wink:


Don't listen to him (I know I never do!), they were all absolutely fantastic and certainly didn't make a drama out of a crisis. I think the promise of beer and chips definitely helped :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby ChrisW » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:20 pm

Some fantastic views there for a 10% day Jonny, nice to see someone getting some great weather over there :D
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby Lenore » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:11 pm

Nice one!!
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby pigeon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:52 pm

A victory for the purists there jonny :lol: Good to see your report on this one as we might well head up there soon(nae bikes for us either)Cheers for posting :thumbup:
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:53 pm

andy millar1 wrote:brilliant report as always Sir Mitchell and well done Campbell furra foaties :clap: :clap: :D


Cheers rescue dude :clap: :clap:
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Re: I want to ride my bicycle!

Postby jonny616 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:54 pm

SAVAGEALICE wrote:well done guys :clap:
always satisfying to get clear tops on a 10% day ! :D


Very satisfying indeed. Hope you made it out this week :D
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