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Long way for a short cut

Long way for a short cut


Postby pigeon » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:42 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall an t-Seallaidh

Date walked: 30/03/2013

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 11.3 km

Ascent: 822m

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After a few stinkers on the Corbetts in this area(especially Ben Vane at Christmas :( )Ian and myself felt that these hills owed us something and today we were repaid in full :D Great weather so there's going to be loads of reports on later from other happy hikers so i'll keep it short.Ian had marked a straight up and down as the crow flies route on his map for Meall an t- Seallaidh but pigeon's don't fly the same as crows so it was a slight detour up Kirton Glen to Rob Roy's putting stone then up and back round towards the Corbett,a long way for a short cut as he says but a much better hike,great views and little wind ,magic :thumbup:
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Crackin morning in Kirkton glen
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sheep keeping an eye on us
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"here Jake catch this!"
"here Jake,catch this!"
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"nae bother big man"
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putting stone
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Stob Binnien and Ben More
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Ben Ledi and Ben Vane
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"long way for a short cut this is it no likes?"
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wee bit of cloud hanging over the Lawers group
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Ian treks on with Creag mac Ranaich far left and Meall an t-Seallaidh far right
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interesting bit
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trig point at last
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Loch Earn with Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin to the right,the camera is no doing these views justice
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Me ,Ian and Jake at the top
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Vorlich and Stuc again
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Jake with Loch Voil below

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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby soulminer » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:26 pm

Certainly a grand day out 8) Some fine camera work as well :thumbup: Looked at the report with interest, as it is 'dog-friendly' I've put them on the list :lol: Cheers.
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby Ian Bayne » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:07 pm

Only one word for a day like this CRACKER
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby Frigate » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:13 pm

Missed a nice day but the golf course was dry and sunny as well
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby PeteR » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:33 pm

Another great report there pigeon. Some great winter views too :-) You're certainly getting into these Corbetts lately.
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby Graeme D » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:46 am

Very sweet! Maybe it's just a bit late, maybe I shouldn't have tanned that whole bottle, but that 4th photo...... wtf? :shock:
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:03 am

A couple of extra photos
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pidgeons happy pose
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby pigeon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:10 pm

soulminer wrote:Certainly a grand day out 8) Some fine camera work as well :thumbup: Looked at the report with interest, as it is 'dog-friendly' I've put them on the list :lol: Cheers.
Certainly more friendly than the Glen Kendrum way SM
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby pigeon » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:13 pm

Frigate wrote:Missed a nice day but the golf course was dry and sunny as well
hope you played well :wink:
PeteR wrote:Another great report there pigeon. Some great winter views too :-) You're certainly getting into these Corbetts lately.
Aye ,a bit like yourself Pete,no more Munro's left within reasonable driving distance :( Still plenty Corbetts and that to walk though so it's all good :D
Graeme D wrote:Very sweet! Maybe it's just a bit late, maybe I shouldn't have tanned that whole bottle, but that 4th photo...... wtf? :shock:
It's Jake the leaping dug,got some jump on him likes :lol:
Ian Bayne wrote:Only one word for a day like this CRACKER
Cheers for that photie Ian :lol:
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby monty » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:49 pm

Nice report Pigeon. Love the snow summit and the great depth to the photos. That terrain is just waiting to be skied over :D
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby dooterbang » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:43 am

that looked a fun day with plenty snow and great views :)
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby rockhopper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:15 pm

Well, pigeon - corbetts, grahams and sub2000s - you're certainly mixing them up but must be about time you got back to the munros ? :wink: Looked like you had a great time, especially jake - cheers :)
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:34 pm

Good stuff Pigeon. The Jake photo made me laugh :lol:
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby Huck Finn » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:59 pm

Braw photos Dave, looks like you had a cracker of a day :D
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Re: Long way for a short cut

Postby pigeon » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:09 pm

Cheers all,smashing spell of weather,rockhopper-Wainwrights,Hewitts,alps,and Himalayas next on the list
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