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Glen Lyon 4
by Huck Finn » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:00 pm
Munros included on this walk: Cairn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)
Date walked: 15/03/2013
Time taken: 8.5 hours
Distance: 18.5 km
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The day started out really good, not long after getting out of the woods we had shed a few layers and were enjoy weather
By the time we were hitting the snow line, the weather started to close in, it started with sleet, which soon turned snow, backed by a heavy wind, we battled on and the snow under foot was starting to turn to ice. We found a little bit of shelter and put on an extra layer or two and out came the spikes.
The weather was changeable throughout the day, great views to not being able to see beyond 70 or 80 meters, but the views were cracking
By the time we had reached the top of Number 4 the winds had dropped, the sun was out and it was a glorious afternoon, a cracking end to the walk.
The final decent down was a bit of a slog, the path was good enough, but after 8 hours on the hills I think we just wanted to be off the hill.
by Ian Bayne » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:04 pm
by pigeon » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:07 pm
by coachmacca » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:14 pm
by Huck Finn » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:07 am
He is trying to work out what the right way up is It was a late start for such a long walk, but it was worth it for the views when the weather cleared
Kev had the micros on and felt they were at the limit a little on the way up, a layer of soft snow onto of the ice meant they were not getting a chance to dig in, once we got to the higher Ground where it was more ice than snow, they did great. It was crampons for me on the way up and they were great
by rockhopper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:45 pm
by Frigate » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:11 pm
pigeon wrote:A 10 past 10 start??????? Are you's mad?That would no be happening on my watch Good effort guys,what's Kev doing with that map?
A lie in, a sneaky day off work and out in the hills - cant ask for more.
Start was a little delayed as we followed half a house on the back of a low loader from Callender all the way to Lawers.
by Huck Finn » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:22 pm