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Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch


Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:17 pm

Munros included on this walk: Slioch

Date walked: 27/04/2013

Time taken: 8.4 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 1140m

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A weekend away with Alan S and Springer ,Alan S drove us to Gairloch on friday parked behind the millcroft inn at the campsite . got the tents set up ,what a challenge with the wind and rain. we decided to go to the millcroft and decide what we were going to do on the saturday. After many pint tumblers passed over the bar and many discussions and checks on weather sites we decided to go and do Slioch ....thank god as we looked at the clock and it was 12 :lol: , back to the tents to listen to the wind and rain all night Alarm goes off at 6.30 and we are up and away and started walking for 7.40am from the car park at incheril. a great stunning walk along the kinlochewe river to loch maree and flat enough to sober us up :D , then it hits us turn right and head up up up up and up boggy in some places but the sun was shining and it was like an oven the sweats started but i felt really good and led the way ,soon we passed the lochan and headed straight up to the first summit at 930m amazing views and we headed over to the true summit and had a bite to eat . the snow was deep and we stayed out the clouds all day. we dropped down and over an excellent ridge that was a bit hairy at times due to the snow drifts on them i really enjoyed this and we climbed onto sgurr an tuillbhain ,then dropped straight back down and rejoined the path and returned back to the car .. All in a great weekend with my mates and a well deserved munro it is a beast of a walk hungover or sober i would imagine :lol:
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:15 pm

sounds like you had a good weekend jb :D hope to see yous all for a wee hike soon! :D
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:20 pm

It was great Alice thanks, will be good to catch up again
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby dooterbang » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:43 pm

Lovely views :)
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby Buddie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:52 pm

JB,
Just to confirm you did this at the weekend just past? We are planning to do Beinn Alligin, Beinn Eighe and Liathach next week but we hadn't planned for snow!!
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Hi buddie yeah it was Saturday , and it was snowing during the walk and forecast on the Sunday when we left. Looked deep snow over at beinn eighe, we drove through torridon on way home liatach was in the cloud but signs of snow
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby pigeon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:29 pm

Nice one JB,looks a cracker of a hill,was on our shorlist when we were up there recently,defo doing it next visit,cheers :thumbup:
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:34 pm

Looking good JBLAB!

What a smashing report- well done!
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:28 pm

Cheers dooterbang it's a cracking part of the country
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:30 pm

Haha JBLAB brilliant polly thanks
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby Buddie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:22 pm

JB likes a beer wrote:Hi buddie yeah it was Saturday , and it was snowing during the walk and forecast on the Sunday when we left. Looked deep snow over at beinn eighe, we drove through torridon on way home liatach was in the cloud but signs of snow


Thanks. Bit of a blow really as we don't have any winter skills. Just didn't envisage snow at this time of year. We were really looking forward to doing the Liathach pinnacles and the horns of alligin but I take it that wouldn't be advisable with no snow experience.
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby Alan S » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:37 pm

Excellent pics mate,What a great weekend we had I really enjoyed this one :D
I think it would be a good idea to spend less time in the pub though,Especially the night before :lol:
Already looking forward to the next one :D
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:09 pm

Alan S wrote:Excellent pics mate,What a great weekend we had I really enjoyed this one :D
I think it would be a good idea to spend less time in the pub though,Especially the night before :lol:
Already looking forward to the next one :D

No sure about less time in the pub haha
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby springer » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:31 pm

it was a great weekend and to finally make double figures :clap: was great doin slioch as number 10 with you and alan :D
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Re: Right what we doing its midnight..........Slioch

Postby jonny616 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:51 pm

Nice one guys. Pair of light weights though you should have stayed in the pub and put your boots on there.
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