PeteR wrote:Some fine photos jupe
These are great hills, but still make for tough days.
Picking the right line for that descent off Macdui is a bit tricky for sure. I did take a look at the idea of Carn a Mhaim from Macdui, but was glad to opt for Sron Riath instead. I hope your knees aren't suffering too bad now.
I had read on the site that descending to CaM wasn't a lot of fun. That person was right. A steep and seemingly endless boulderfield wasn't in my top ten of fun hill stuff.
gneiss-camper wrote:BlackPanther wrote:I think the reason us, hillwalkers, return to the mountains, is that SATISFACTION always outgrows pain
Although a gait assessment and proper footbeds (+/- a compass )can mean that satisfaction may be pain-free.
Seriously - if you're getting searing knee pains on descent consider doing something about it before it becomes a chronic issue. A podiatrist or physio perhaps.
It's a throwback to a running injury in 2011. TBH i should really invest in poles and use the foam roller a lot more.
Sabbathstevie wrote:Really enjoyed both the pics and your report (in a completely un-sadistic way) - this an area I'm desperate to fumble my way into also.
Definately shared your pain in the cigarette stakes on more than one occasion!
Probably the most satisfying tab i've ever had. Immediately followed a pack of Doritos and a kit kat. A fine three courser
BlackPanther wrote:jupe1407 wrote:I started to fantasise about being time-warped 3 hours forward when i'd be in the car, nearly home.
Sounds kinda familiar I catch myself sometimes, thinking about being back in the car during a long, tiring walk.
An honest report and lovely photos. We did Macdui & Derry from Speyside earlier this year and they are great hills. To make you feel better I can only add, that the return route from the other side involves climbing up Coire Raibert in the final part of the day and it was a real pain
I think the reason us, hillwalkers, return to the mountains, is that SATISFACTION always outgrows pain
By the time i'd got home, although sore, I was pretty happy that I'd managed a pretty big day, albeit slightly by accident. Now when's my next walk ....
Sunny Speyside wrote:Some fine photos here Jupe - hope the knee is on the mend but do get yourself some poles you'll be amazed at the difference they make on the descents.
I really should. I think i've hummed and hayed over this since Torridon