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Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!


by weaselmaster » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:50 pm

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Beag (Alder), Beinn Bheoil, Beinn Eibhinn, Beinn na Lap, Ben Alder, Carn Dearg (Corrour), Carn Dearg (Loch Pattack), Geal-charn (Alder), Sgor Gaibhre

Date walked: 29/03/2013

Time taken: 30 hours

Distance: 64.1 km

Ascent: 4192m

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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby dooterbang » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:57 pm

Epic - what a trip.

Your smile at the end shows what a fab time you had.

Cheers for posting.
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby Bruno » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:12 pm

Beautiful report Weaselmaster.
Always enjoy your trip reports :clap:
Cheers
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby Klaasloopt » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:27 am

Great report, and sooo sunny! Congrats from one tireless advocate of multi-day treks :wink:
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby steven65 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:49 am

Quality venture there -quite sure that`s beyond my limits !
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby gordon l » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:24 am

That's certainly the kind of trip that will last long in the memory banks. Thanks for posting and all the best for your next epic.
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby coachmacca » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:09 pm

WM that is truly an aspirational epic ! Well done both of you, looked amazing! Daunting still to me but great report to help me understand what's involved on a multi day.

SUPERB! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby weaselmaster » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:41 pm

Klaasloopt wrote:Great report, and sooo sunny! Congrats from one tireless advocate of multi-day treks :wink:

Thanks, Klaasloopt.
When I joined this site back last autumn, I read some of your posts and thought you were one crazy guy for doing long multi-day treks. :) At that time I could never have imagined wanting to do that, let alone doing a (short by your standards) one myself. But I can't think when I last enjoyed 4 days so much. I've got 9 days to spend in Sutherland at the beginning of June and am thinking of making at least some of that time multidayer trips rather than coming back to tent & car every night. The first time I try it out in the rain and mist for days on end (which - let's face it is the default position for Scottish weather) will be a better test of my mettle than the blissful sunshine around Ben Alder last weekend :lol:
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby Phil the Hill » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:47 pm

Brilliant report! I've made two attempts at multi-day trips to the Ben Alder hills now, and been defeated by the weather both times. I'm so jealous :sick:
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby Stretch » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:07 pm

I've been a WH member since 2009 . . . this has to be one of the top 5 best reports I've read on here. I really don't need to say anything else, other than I'm extremely jealous and thanks so much for sharing this account and your amazing images!
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby PeteR » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:41 pm

Stunning, from the first words and phot onwards :clap: :clap: An epic adventure and fitting comemoration of your four legged friend :clap:

Simply love the moon shots at the start :D
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby mrssanta » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:14 am

Oh my oh my oh my! A trip like this into Benalder Forest is one of my long term ambitions and I have several possible route plans with hours of scheming! And you go straight for it! Fantastic.
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby Clach Liath » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:02 pm

What a great adventure! :clap: It could have been so different had the weather not been so kind. But, nonetheless, that trip will provide life long memories for you. The brilliant photos will help too. Many years ago I did a March trip around the same circuit in two days, staying at Culra bothy. Never got so soaked before or since as on the second day! :lol:
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby weaselmaster » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:49 pm

mrssanta wrote: I have several possible route plans with hours of scheming! And you go straight for it! Fantastic.

I hbope that when u get round to it you get some weather like we had - was just a great experienceo
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby ibush » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 am

Well done indeed. A very inspiring report with some excellent photography.
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Re: Ossian Easter - 9 Snowy Tops: What Larks!

Postby monarchming » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:59 am

Outstanding WM! :clap: Fab report and pics! :thumbup: Well done to you both! :clap: Sorry to hear about your wee dog Finn.
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