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A fine couple of view points.

A fine couple of view points.


Postby soulminer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:08 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Mam na Gualainn

Grahams included on this walk: Tom Meadhoin

Date walked: 29/03/2013

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We left Paisley early as usual- 0530 to make our way up to targets for today. Doogz and I had discussed a few options, and decided,as Mags was coming with us, to stick to something less serious :lol:
We parked up at past Callert House at about 0730, and insted of walking back to the ROW track, just took the track behind the car park. A fine sunny start to the day,although a bit nippy :)

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IMGP0167 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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Wandering up the route for today had us delayering pretty quick. The path was frozen,for which we were grateful, but would be on the muddy side if there was differing weather to contend with. No forced marches today, just slow but sure :)

The route ahead:

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IMGP0175 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

This area has always been a pleasure to walk in, so views today would be savoured greatly considering the angles the surrounding mountains would be viewed from.

Across to a snow topped Beinn A' Bheithir:

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IMGP0169 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Steadily onwards passing the path makers at spaced intervals. We veered off the path to climb in the sun, a steep trudge but worthwhile :)

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Zoomed:

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Who stuck that bloody cotton-ball up there ?

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Mags and Doogz:

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Took several rests in order to refresh ourselves, especially as Mags was feeling a bit off colour :sick: The wind was beginning to pick up slightly, with the the chill becoming more then evident, so re-layering required :)

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A wee side view:

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We plodded on to reach the fenceline, and on through the gate higher up. Mags was no better at this time. but forced herself forward we assured her it was going to be well worth it.

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Mags, with Ardgour in the background :)

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We were now near the summit, taking pics of the the fence line posts bedecked in Rime:

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And some fine views across to the Mamores and the Ben:

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A magic summit top for views indeed, more than worth the effort- even for an ill Mags 8)

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Mags posing again :)

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Nevis with no hat:

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Mags still clinging to life :)

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The plaque on the trig point:

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Garbh Bheinn and the Aonach:

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IMGP0243 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

A zoom shot of another Garbh Bheinn- Ardgour:

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Inverted footprints:

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IMGP0256 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

We spent ages up top, just snap-happy. Sat for a time to eat and be merry, before heading off to Tom Meadhion. Mags didn't feel she would make the trek, and headed down from the beallach as we continued on- after all it was only 1015 :lol:

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The sun was tending to disappear more frquently now giving some good moodier images, this from near the Graham summit;

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More sunshine- still baltic though :lol:

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IMGP0266 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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We passed the summit, then made for the top to complete the loop.

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It was now time to head down to the car, so no messing we headed for the forest edge. The underfoot conditions were fine till we reached the forest though. Harder going through this section, especially with what Doogz was carrying- see last image :clap: . Took a slight detour over to a small fire break, and arrived at a crag edge above the Forestry road. B*gger it, down we went clinging to a fallen tree for support.
Through a deforested section, over a fence through a field and onto the main drag. Relief at last ! the car only along the road a piece :lol:
A couple from the descent:

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This was the best laugh of the day, as Doogz got 'all Druid on our ass' :lol: :lol:

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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby Malckyb » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:53 pm

Looks a fab walk. Some great pics there too. :-)
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:24 pm

Enjoyed your TR - amazing photos!
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby Stuart Angus » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:59 am

Cracking set of pictures you've got there SM :thumbup: ................looked a great day :D
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby dooterbang » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:47 am

Wowsers....them photos are better than the ones i post :lol: :wink:

That looked a great day out.

Was that Doogz getting all horny with the moontin porn like :lol:
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby rockhopper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:10 pm

Yup - you're dead right - certainly a great set of views and so clear - cheers :)
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby dogplodder » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:09 pm

Missed this earlier. Gorgeous photography, as ever. :D
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby ChrisW » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:16 pm

Some truly stunning photos here Soulminer, what a beautiful hike....not sure about the taking it easy bit, that looks like enough to me particularly with one of the team a bit out of sorts (well done Mags for sticking with it throughout) Great report with one of the most understated titles ever :lol:
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby soulminer » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:05 pm

Cheers :clap:
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:30 pm

Just beautiful - thanks for the idea for a future walk :clap: :clap:
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Re: A fine couple of view points.

Postby mr_ash_37 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:15 pm

Fantastic report and perfect pics, thanks
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