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6 summits from the devil's elbow

6 summits from the devil's elbow


Postby paddy_da_mighty_atom » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:41 am

Munros included on this walk: Cairn of Claise, Carn an Tuirc, Creag Leacach, Glas Maol, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe

Date walked: 16/12/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 22 km

Ascent: 1017m

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Before this trip i had been telling Alan that i had only been up 19 munros and would like to finish 2012 with 20, next day Alan called and asked if i would be up for 6 munros? of course i was :D
First big winter walk that would take me to 25 :D
Left Paisley at 6.00am and were at the devils elbow and walking for 8:30am
First munro of the day, Creag Leacach, was quite an easy walk in, loads of hare running everywhere, never managed to get a pic tho, think the dogs were scaring them off.
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boulder covered ridge

soon we reached the wall which we followed to the summit
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creag leacach summit

quick summit pic and on to our next munro, glas maol
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glas maol summit

we had been in the clag all morning but then the the sun managed to break through, not for long tho :(
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looking back towards glas maol

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untouched snow

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arran, isla

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looking up towards cairn of claise summit

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once we reached the summit we were back in the clag again and were the rest of the day :roll:
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cairn of claise summit

next munro, tom buidhe, on the way we stopped at ca whims for a bite to eat and a coffee, and a rest for me :lol:
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tom buidhe summit

from tom buidhe we returned to ca whims and headed for tolmount, a nice easy stroll,
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tolmount summit

the walk from tolmount to our final munro carn an tuirc was a bit heavy going now, snow was a lot deeper in places and my legs were starting to feel it :roll: after what seemed like ages we finally arrived at the summit
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carn an tuirc summit

a quick summit pic and we were on our way down,
was good to drop out of the clag
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descent from carn an tuirc

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bridge over the allt a' garbh-choire back at the road

was glad to see the road, but we still had a 5km walk back to the car :crazy:
tried hitchiking for a bit but had no luck, might have been because we had 2 collies with us :lol:
i let alan get about half a mile ahead of me while i tried to thumb a lift,after 10 mins a true gentleman stopped and offered me a lift back to the car, cheers mate :clap:
once at the car i had to nip back and get alan and the dogs,
was a great day out, pity we never had the views but was a good end to 2012 :D
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Re: 6 summits from the devil's elbow

Postby dogplodder » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 am

A good distance for the time of year. You'll need to update your Munro tally now! :lol:
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Re: 6 summits from the devil's elbow

Postby paddy_da_mighty_atom » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:27 pm

dogplodder wrote:A good distance for the time of year. You'll need to update your Munro tally now! :lol:


Aye was a fair distance considering how much snow there was, was up cairnwell last weekend and couldnt believe the difference, not much left, supposed to be getting the snow again soon tho :D
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