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Men In Black - II

Men In Black - II


Postby mountain thyme » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:19 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Donalds included on this walk: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

Date walked: 08/12/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 851m

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Men in Black II - Except one was a wuman.

Parked at Bridgend, 2minutes before the town of Carsphairn. Passed the house and through the gate. Good track all the way. Although today is was covered in ice and extremely difficult to walk on. :(
Carried on along the track passing two farm buildings and through two gates. It would be an easy cycle along this track.
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sunrise

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starting point

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Bridgend House

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the track!

Just north of Dunool left the track and headed up towards the bealach between Black Shoulder and Dunool.
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heading to Black Shoulder

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wee DB


Here we picked up the wall and followed this north. The wall stops and a new fence continues The new fence veers east. There are supposed to be old fence posts heading to the summit but these were covered in snow. We left the new fence posts and headed north up to the trig point at 797.
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first sightings of the old fence posts

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tired already...the end of the wall

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north to the summit.. poor visibility

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me at the summit

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DB at the summit


Quick summit picture and took a bearing and headed south west following a wall down to pick up the track back to Bridgend.
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The last i seen of DB until i got to the bottom. He dashed off from the summit...he must of wanted a go at leading!
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:47 pm

Well done, looks a bit wild and you did well following my route :D Nice first photo :)
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby rockhopper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:29 pm

very timely - was having a look at this only yesterday for possible winter walks closer to home - great sunrise but looked a wee bit challenging after that - well done in those conditions - cheers :)
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby dooterbang » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:04 pm

Glad to navigate you through the torrid conditions MT :)

Nice to see you finally acknowledging the difference between a new and old fencepost - a rookie mistake :lol:

And here are the good photos...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... c157592f8d

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oBSOjfiK8I&list=UUGFjc_hs54H_qqebbuJH7TA&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBD7ZSI0Ums&list=UUGFjc_hs54H_qqebbuJH7TA&index=2
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby rockhopper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:05 pm

dooterbang wrote:Glad to navigate you through the torrid conditions MT :)
Nice to see you finally acknowledging the difference between a new and old fencepost - a rookie mistake :lol:
And here are the good photos...
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... c157592f8d
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oBSOjfiK8I&list=UUGFjc_hs54H_qqebbuJH7TA&index=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBD7ZSI0Ums&list=UUGFjc_hs54H_qqebbuJH7TA&index=2
stunning videos dooters :wink: - thought you'd got a yeti in your video as well until I spotted the walking poles :lol: [facebook link says "This content is currently unavailable" ] - good to see you're still out helping MT - cheers :)
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby dooterbang » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:27 pm

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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:24 pm

Oooooft Theresa that looked rather chilly :shock: :shock:

I'll be honest, I didn't have a clue where this hill was :?
But now that I do I might give it a wee go (in the summer) 8) :lol:


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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby morag1 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:29 pm

Is that the Borders then? Can hardly believe these artic conditions. Nearly everyone on the site is posting pictures of the hills knee deep in snow but we haven't had any in Edinburgh, in fact today it was nice and sunny :eh:

Well done on a nice walk, might give it a go in the summer too :D
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby mgmt! » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:12 pm

well done mountain thyme, youre fair getting through these corbetts.
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby ChrisW » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:09 am

Fine report MT, you looked to have a good covering of snow there and some deep drifts if that shot of DB up to his nuts is anything to go by :lol: Shame you were robbed of any summit views but a fine day out in good company all the same :wink:
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Re: Men In Black - II

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:49 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Well done, looks a bit wild and you did well following my route :D Nice first photo :)


Cheers JC.. if id followed you id still be oot on those hills :wink:

rockhopper wrote:very timely - was having a look at this only yesterday for possible winter walks closer to home - great sunrise but looked a wee bit challenging after that - well done in those conditions - cheers :)


cheers RH... it was a bit challenging after the Bealach.. lucky DB had a compleatist to keep him right :D

dooterbang wrote:Glad to navigate you through the torrid conditions MT :)

Nice to see you finally acknowledging the difference between a new and old fencepost - a rookie mistake :lol:

And here are the good photos...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... c157592f8d

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oBSOjfiK8I&list=UUGFjc_hs54H_qqebbuJH7TA&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBD7ZSI0Ums&list=UUGFjc_hs54H_qqebbuJH7TA&index=2


At least i knew which side of the mountain we came up :shock: DIdnt realise you were videoing :)

pollyh33 wrote:Oooooft Theresa that looked rather chilly :shock: :shock:

I'll be honest, I didn't have a clue where this hill was :?
But now that I do I might give it a wee go (in the summer) 8) :lol:


Smashing! X


Cheers Polly.. youd be fine on it in winter :D

morag1 wrote:Is that the Borders then? Can hardly believe these artic conditions. Nearly everyone on the site is posting pictures of the hills knee deep in snow but we haven't had any in Edinburgh, in fact today it was nice and sunny :eh:

Well done on a nice walk, might give it a go in the summer too :D


Thanks Morag...its passed Dalmellington on the road to Castle Douglas :D

mgmt! wrote:well done mountain thyme, youre fair getting through these corbetts.

Cheers.. dont be getting jealous :wink:

ChrisW wrote:Fine report MT, you looked to have a good covering of snow there and some deep drifts if that shot of DB up to his nuts is anything to go by :lol: Shame you were robbed of any summit views but a fine day out in good company all the same :wink:


Thanks Chris...There was tonnes of snow... as for no views im well used to that :(
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