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The One Where Sarah Moaned A Lot

The One Where Sarah Moaned A Lot


Postby railton22 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:58 pm

Route description: Geal-charn Mòr , from Lynwilg

Corbetts included on this walk: Geal-charn Mòr

Date walked: 21/02/2013

Time taken: 3.75 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 665m

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Granted, I moaned A LOT on this walk but that aside it was an absolutely stunning walk.
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Promising skies, promising mood as we begun our walk.
A crisp, clear, bitingly cold February day with the wind cutting right through you at the higher altitudes
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Tough Yorkshireman embraces the biting cold winds
but not a cloud in sight.
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All smiles and not in the least bit grumpy......for now


Six layers, a bear-trapper hat, two scarves, a snood, gloves plus glove warmers and still chuff-dropping-off frozen. In spite of that very much worth it for the spectacular views of the Cairngorms.
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Loch Alvie and Cairngorms..great views
In spite of the fact that it was blowing the mother of all hoolies the light cloud on top of the highest peaks wasn't going anywhere.
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Geal Carn Mhor Summit cairn. SOOOOO cold


The cold wind prompted me to try out my new hand-warming sachets.
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At the summit cairn and by this time "summit" was definitely up with me. Very miserable in a truly cruel biting wind
Mental note to self for next time I decide to use hand warming sachets.....they take a good 2 hours to get significantly warm.
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Loch Alvie ahead of us on the descent.
By the time we'd driven back to Aviemore my hands were like toast, not so at 834m. Must learn to predict what my body temp will be in 2 hours.
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Icy bootprints


Managed to spot a herd of 20 or so red deer on the descent.
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Spotted a herd of deer around here but they were obviously much too cold to stand around for photos.


Walked by Sarah and ( a very patient ear-bashed) David.
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Below the snowline and tantalisingly close to the car
Last edited by railton22 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:22 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: The One Where Sarah Moaned A Lot

Postby hills » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:54 pm

It has wonderful views indeed, any photos?? 8)
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Re: The One Where Sarah Moaned A Lot

Postby railton22 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:40 pm

Piccies to follow when t'internet and I are on speaking terms :wtf: :wtf:
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