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Gulvain number141

Gulvain number141


Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Munros included on this walk: Gulvain

Date walked: 17/02/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1226m

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Been off the hills for 3 weeks MOT time. Email from pidgeon Gulvain on sunday weather looking good . Normal start time 0800 hrs then had to wait for the back shift who arrived at 0830 .
Booted and suited and off by 0845hrs route as per WH one way up one way down even we cannot get get lost . Weather spot on for a wee walk in the country made good time on the track then we seen the LUMP covered in clag at about 600m . All thoughts were leading to what a B*ll Breaker
No snow the track was easily picked up then up up up up up up we went pidg leading and the rest of us tagging along Over the first 500m then the 2nd wee lump then on to the trig point jackets on by then into the snow and a wee breeze picked up Huck with one of his gadgets measured it at 40mph
Not even on the mountain yet Looming in front of us was the south top and in the cloud the target . Snow was deep in places but firm some places was pretty hard going in the wind . Got over the south top then onto the cairn arrived there just about noon . Number 141 for me and Jake had a brew a photo shoot stayed huddled behind the cairn out of the wind for about 15min then back we went . Got back to the trig point no wind stopped for a wee spot of lunch and Sengas home made soup braw .
The only thing left now to do was the long haul back . Pidgeon ahead as normal trying to or beating Gavs record for getting down hill . By the time the rest of us got off the hill pidg was at the first bridge enjoying the rays and getting the head down jake soon put a stop to that . All was left was the walk back along the track to the start point and finished for about 4pm then the journey back which was interupted with a few refreshments in Glen Coes finest ale house . Good day out great company with pidge huck frigate and the bold jake
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby pigeon » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:43 pm

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50% compleat,well done sir
Well done Ian and Jake on reaching half way :clap: Would not mind some more of that weather on our next few trips :wink: Some good pics as well,i,ve added a few more :wink:
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team pic on Gulvains cairn
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end trek to a great day
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Frigate » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:50 pm

Well done Ian and Jake, half way. Great day and boy did that beer taste good.
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby mrssanta » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:22 pm

oh that looks like a really smashing day, well done on the half way mark. :clap:
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby PeteR » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:05 pm

Well done on reaching the halfway point :clap:

A great hill to mark the occasion as well :D Some great photos there. Glad you got the views. I seem to recall seeing hee-haw from the summit a few weeks back. And after all that effort it took to get there too :lol: A seriously steep hill, but a good hill nonetheless :D
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Huck Finn » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:56 am

Well done on reaching the half way point :clap:
It was a cracking day for it, well worth the sore legs :?

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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Graeme D » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:13 am

I had no idea Darth Vader was into hillwalking! :shock:

Nice one, and welcome to the club! 8)
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby weaselmaster » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Looks a great day for it - like the ridge pics

Couldn't think why the number 141 was in any way relevant at first :oops:
I need to get my brain in gear sometimes!!
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby LeithySuburbs » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:23 pm

Well done on reaching the halfway mark (as it is now...) :) . Looks like you had a fine trip for it :D .
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Gavin99 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:09 pm

Well done Ian and Jake :clap:
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:51 pm

PeteR wrote:Well done on reaching the halfway point :clap:

A great hill to mark the occasion as well :D Some great photos there. Glad you got the views. I seem to recall seeing hee-haw from the summit a few weeks back. And after all that effort it took to get there too :lol: A seriously steep hill, but a good hill nonetheless :D

Thanks Pete aye it was a big lump
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:52 pm

Gavin99 wrote:Well done Ian and Jake :clap:

We are getting there
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:53 pm

Graeme D wrote:I had no idea Darth Vader was into hillwalking! :shock:

Nice one, and welcome to the club! 8)

It took a long time coming walking with pidge 200 will be beconing
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:55 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:Well done on reaching the halfway mark (as it is now...) :) . Looks like you had a fine trip for it :D .

It was a good hill and good weather what else do you want
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Re: Gulvain number141

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:59 pm

mrssanta wrote:oh that looks like a really smashing day, well done on the half way mark. :clap:

It was a cracking day more like that needed
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