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Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:57 pm

Route description: An Teallach, Dundonnell

Munros included on this walk: Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill (An Teallach), Sgurr Fiona (An Teallach)

Date walked: 20/07/2013

Time taken: 8.15 hours

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We started the walk from Collie Hallie layby taking the track towards Shenavall then leaving it to head up Sail Liath and over the pinnacles to the two summits and returning to Dundonnell. The walk itself was without doubt the toughest i have ever done, not just because we went over the pinnacles but also due to the intense heat we endured during the walk, with very little breeze along the way. I was exhausted before i even started on the pinnacles and struggling to preserve my 4 litre of fluids i took. Some of the guys only took 2 litres which was enough for them, don't know how they managed that as i eventually ran out and had to top up at a stream on the way down. As for the ridge i have to say this is the most difficult and technical ridge i have done and fully deserves its reputation, unlike a certain ridge in Glen Coe. The bypass paths looked ok so anyone not wishing to attempt the pinnacles would be fine on the bypass paths. We had a brilliant day messing about along way with some of the guys posing about on ledges and Lord Berkeleys seat. I would like to return to An Teallach on a cooler day to give it another go as it was exhausting in this heat and would be nice to do with a cool breeze, not windy though, i wouldn't do it in wind or when wet. We returned to the cars at Dundonnell 8hrs 15mins later, all knackered but delighted with the days walk. Great day guys and Helen and congratulations on compleating Ian on possibly the best mountain in Scotland in the hottest day for 300 years.
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby rockhopper » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Tried the link to the photos but keep getting the message "You do not have permission to view this album."

Sounded hard going in the heat but very rewarding :thumbup: - cheers :)
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:35 am

Still having problems with your photographs JC? I cannot find them. :(
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:41 pm

Yeah Rod still having problems, managed to get onto Picasa and linked them to the report but no-one except me are able to view them. Just been back on Picasa and hopefully i have now resolved this. :crazy:
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:05 pm

I was on Beinn Liath Mhor on the Friday and bhoy it was warm.

Some toppers of photographs again a bhalaich :clap:
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby simon-b » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:55 pm

Well done, Johnny. It might have been hot, but at least conditions were calm, which is what you need on a ridge like that. After reading your description, I'm glad I took the bypass when it was misty and drizzly. Great photos.
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby L-Hiking » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:32 am

Well Done Johnny

Great photos, of a wonderful day out...on a majestic mountain :clap:
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby dooterbang » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:33 am

Getting lazy with your photo posting oldboy :wink:

Photos look fab.

Fantastic clear views you got although a little scorchio. Gotta go back and do these one day.

Cheers & well done.
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Re: Feeling the heat on An Teallach pinnacles

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:36 pm

Collaciotach wrote:I was on Beinn Liath Mhor on the Friday and bhoy it was warm.

Some toppers of photographs again a bhalaich :clap:
Yeah i was waving to you :crazy:
L-Hiking wrote:Well Done Johnny

Great photos, of a wonderful day out...on a majestic mountain :clap:
Cheers, one of the best :D
simon-b wrote:Well done, Johnny. It might have been hot, but at least conditions were calm, which is what you need on a ridge like that. After reading your description, I'm glad I took the bypass when it was misty and drizzly. Great photos.
Thanks and you're right it wouldn't have been nice doing it in wind. :D
dooterbang wrote:Getting lazy with your photo posting oldboy :wink:

Photos look fab

Fantastic clear views you got although a little scorchio. Gotta go back and do these one day.

Cheers & well done.
Cheers. It is quicker pasting the photo link but once i work out how to link them to the post i'll do it that way. Any sugestions? :?
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