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The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum


Postby Huck Finn » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:41 pm

Date walked: 07/12/2013

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Ascent: 900m

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This hill proved to be a sod back in March when Pigeon had to call a helicopter to get me off it as I took a heart attack 150 meters from the top. I vowed that it would be the first hill I did once i got the all clear from the Doc, true to my word, I got the all clear 10 days ago and a day on the hills was booked - Beinn Odhar was the target.
I had the gang in tow, think they all thought they were getting a free helicopter ride :lol:
We parked at the Greenwellie car park, got booted and suited and headed on our way, it was a bit damp, but light winds made it ok and it did not feel cold which was a plus.

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We were not long into the walk when curse number two struck, Senga started to feel ill, faint and dizzy, he pulse showed her heart was racing more than it should have been, everyone had flash backs to March and it was decided the best thing would be for her to turn back, Christine went with her to make sure she was ok, the rest of us battled on.
Although we could not see anything due to poor visablity, the weather was fine and a lot better than the forecast had been predicted.

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We soon hit a bit of a snow line, it was very thin and soft, so the walking was fine. The forecast had for a heavy snowfall the night before, this must not have happened, which was a relief.
The wind started to pick up here and temperatures dropped a bit.


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We were soon on the top, Steve missed out on being in the photo as he was the nominated photographer and he duly took the team pic.
Well done to Pauline on completing her first hill, hopefully not her last


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Thanks to the gang for their support



as is par for the course, once we were down and on way back to the cars, the cloud started to lift and soon we had a view of the top


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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Graeme D » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:43 pm

Steep bugger this. Well done.
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby mgmt! » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:00 am

heh huck finn, well done for going back to were it all went wrong, must have took a bit of guts. glad you got to the summit this time.
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:18 am

It is a bit a steep Graeme, but not stupid hard, a nice we winter hill for when the weather gets worse

Thanks mgmt, I really enjoyed the day, can't wait until the next one :D
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Frigate » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:41 am

Well done Charlie, see I'm back to being sweeper of the group again.
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby FiferStu » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:37 am

Well done! :clap: Yes, this hill's a steep plod almost all the way up.

Yes, so typical, you're back down the foot of the hill then the weather clears! :roll:
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:42 am

Cheers Frigate - you still get to the top, so does not matter the position :D

Thanks Stu, it is a plod, but I really did enjoy it, it gets a :thumbup: from me
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby pigeon » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:51 pm

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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Ian Bayne » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:02 pm

Nice one Huck glad your back a good day out
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Huck Finn » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:26 am

Some good pics Pigeon, thanks for posting :-)
Thanks Ian, it was good to see Stuart, jake and you on the hill :D
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby McLEOD » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:29 pm

Well done that man :clap:
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby scottishkennyg » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:19 pm

Good on you Huck :clap:
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Gavin99 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:38 pm

Well done Charlie , that must have been a great feeling getting to the summit , welcome back 8)
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:25 pm

Good effort getting back out on the hills again. I thought Mountain Thyme was gonna take a heart attack when i did the 5 Corbetts with her, but the auld girl soldiered on. :clap:
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Re: The Cursed Corbett of Tyndrum

Postby Scotjamie » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:08 pm

Very impressive HF
10 days after the all clear you're up a steep Corbett - good walking.
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