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For anyone missing the snow

For anyone missing the snow


Postby soapy27 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:08 pm

Route description: Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Lui

Date walked: 27/02/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 1200m

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Heres a wee report from an outing back in February for anyone missing the snow :)
After failing to bag all 4 of these the previous week as the weather was rubbish it turned out to be a blessing in disguise .The forecast for the Wednesday was looking good with greater than 90% chance of cloud free munros what better time to head up the hills.:D .Having been pretty quiet at work this week i managed to wangle a wee day off to get up there and bag these 2 on what was a memorable day in the hills. I'll let the photos do the rest 8)
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Ascending Ben Lui
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Cornice
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Ben Lui summit
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Looking north from the summit
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Ben More range
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby GillC » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:20 pm

Beautiful! You just cant beat this country,,no matter the weather :clap:
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:13 am

Thanks Gillc :D Yeah its such an amazing place with some of the best scenery in the world .
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:59 pm

Ooooh that was a wee unexpected treat! Very crisp and refreshing :clap: :clap:

I was just thinking today about how long before the 4 am starts begin again!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby Tomsie » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:08 pm

With the cold wind today was thinking wont be long now and yesterday only thing missing as the snow
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:43 pm

pollyh33 wrote:Ooooh that was a wee unexpected treat! Very crisp and refreshing :clap: :clap:

I was just thinking today about how long before the 4 am starts begin again!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

Thanks Polly :D Yeah not long now the nights are fair drawing in eh.Christmas soon haha :D :D sorry!!
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:45 pm

Tomsie wrote:With the cold wind today was thinking wont be long now and yesterday only thing missing as the snow

Yeah Tomsie we were up the Cairngorms today and it was a bitter wind at the summit :o just starting to get used to a light bag and putting suncream on at the start :lol:
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby rockhopper » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:46 pm

Nice one soapy but, jings - it's only little over 2 months ago that I stopped having to carry the ice axe :shock: Here's hoping we get a wee bit longer before having to carry winter gear again - cheers :)
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby Silverhill » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:26 pm

Brilliant soapy27! 8) Sitting here, admiring your pictures, with the windows open to let the day’s heat out and a bit of a breeze in. I find them very refreshing!
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby soapy27 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:53 am

rockhopper wrote:Nice one soapy but, jings - it's only little over 2 months ago that I stopped having to carry the ice axe :shock: Here's hoping we get a wee bit longer before having to carry winter gear again - cheers :)

I know it doesn't feel that long ago since carrying the heavy gear , I'm still enjoying these long days and shorts and doning tshirt myself so a couple more months would suit me fine :D
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby soapy27 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:55 am

Silverhill wrote:Brilliant soapy27! 8) Sitting here, admiring your pictures, with the windows open to let the day’s heat out and a bit of a breeze in. I find them very refreshing!

Thanks Silverhill :D :D
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:16 pm

Bring it on. Was thinking about the weight saving losing the crampons, axe etc. but thinking about it its made up in extra water and fluids in this weather, cos my pack definitely hasnt felt any lighter :lol:
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby soapy27 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:56 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Bring it on. Was thinking about the weight saving losing the crampons, axe etc. but thinking about it its made up in extra water and fluids in this weather, cos my pack definitely hasnt felt any lighter :lol:

Aye thats true Spider usually use around 3 litres on a big day so no much in weight difference I suppose :D
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby Torridon_snails » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:14 pm

Really enjoyed this report, and the pics - particularly the last one of the cornice - that's a great photo.

You've made us feel a bit better about us never managing to write up a report till months, or even years, after the event! It's nice to mix the seasons a bit, anyway...

All the best,

Daniel and Clare (Torridon_snails)
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Re: For anyone missing the snow

Postby soapy27 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:49 am

Torridon_snails wrote:Really enjoyed this report, and the pics - particularly the last one of the cornice - that's a great photo.

You've made us feel a bit better about us never managing to write up a report till months, or even years, after the event! It's nice to mix the seasons a bit, anyway...

All the best,

Daniel and Clare (Torridon_snails)

Hahaha cheers guys I know i never seem to have time .Was doing reports for all my hills done this year the other day and thought I better share at least one of them :lol: Glad you liked it :D
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