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A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way


Postby pigeon » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Stacath

Grahams included on this walk: Creag Mhor (Balquhidder)

Date walked: 27/12/2012

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 14.9 km

Ascent: 1030m

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Good day compared to our last 3 trips,no rain,winds not too strong and at least some views of the surrounding hills,reasonable ground conditions as well.Just me and Gavin on this one.
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 001.JPG
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 007.JPG
Ben Vane and Ben Ledi
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 008.JPG
t shirt weather for Gav
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 010.JPG
not t shirt weather at Stacath's trig point
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 011.JPG
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 015.JPG
good view down Loch Voil
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 016.JPG
same view but with next target Creag Mhor to Gav's right
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 017.JPG
Creag Mhor
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Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 025.JPG
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 026.JPG
Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 030.JPG
a highly sensitive deer
Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor 031.JPG
a highly skilled fence climber
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby Huck Finn » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:36 pm

Good photos Pigeon, really like the one looking down the Voil :D
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby Graeme D » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:26 pm

Nice one pigeon (and Gav). I pulled out of an attempt at this route a couple of years ago after starting off heading for Stacath on the other side of the river and almost drowning in the bog! :o
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby denfinella » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:39 am

Nice photos - especially like the one looking down the loch. Although weather-wise, if that's a good day, your standards must be low!
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:11 am

Jeezo Pigeon that's a lot of snow!

Is that deer really angry? It looks like steam coming out of its antler :crazy:


PS did Gavin bring any tablet? :D
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby jonny616 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:05 pm

Nice one guys. The weather on your other trips was pants as it doesn't look great here. :clap: :clap: :clap: :lol:
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby PeteR » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:11 am

Good effort pigeon :clap: From your photos that looks the sort of day where I sometimes feel inclined to head back to the car, rather than keep going :lol: Agree with the comment on the Loch Voil picture. Looks a cracker :D
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby rockhopper » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:49 pm

Looks like you got out just in time ahead of the current batch of wind and rain :thumbup: Maybe not that great here either but at least you did get a nice view down the loch - happy new year to you both - cheers :)
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby pigeon » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:45 pm

Thanks for the replies folks,sorry for the delayed reply,i've been awa'. :wink: The pics don't really make it look a good day but compared to the last few horrors it was actually no bad,a good round this ,no sure why it's so unpopular.Happy new year to all walkhighlanders and here's hoping for better weather this year :lol:
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby Cuillin » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:04 pm

That looked a really good day out to me and I particularly liked the shot of Loch Voil. It's a strange route past the "sensitive deer" as you break out over the fences!

Nice report. :D
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Re: A Surprisingly good day up Balquhidder way

Postby pigeon » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:37 pm

Cuillin wrote:That looked a really good day out to me and I particularly liked the shot of Loch Voil. It's a strange route past the "sensitive deer" as you break out over the fences!

Nice report. :D
Cheers Cuillin,no sure what the deal is with that private deer farm,Gavin says it closed a few years back but there were still deer roamin' about in there,a good way to avoid the worst of the bogs and the river crossing though :wink:
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