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My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:49 am

Grahams included on this walk: Craignaw

Donalds included on this walk: Craignaw, Dungeon Hill

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Craiglee (Galloway)

Date walked: 17/12/2013

Time taken: 7.2 hours

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Started the walk near the end of Loch Trool, taking the SUW track to a marker post pointing the way to Loch Valley. The path goes all the way to Loch Neldricken, although i left it to cross the burn between the two lochs which fairly easy to cross with the aid of large boulders. Once across the burn i made my way to Craignaw, heading for the most straightforward route. From the summit i headed down the north west ridge and from the cairn went around Craignairny and upto the Donald, Dungeon Hill. I returned to the cairn and skirted round Craignaw and the side of the Loch before making my way back onto the main path. I then decided if i could back over the burn at Rig of Jarkness i'd do Craiglee, the Sub 2k Marilyn as well as this would save another journey down. I got here at 2.15 and guessed i'd be coming back down in the dark but decided to go for it. I had problems getting over the burn due to the slippy boulders and at one point almost fell in but i eventually got over and was on my way up the ridge, reaching the summit at 2.55. I headed for Loch Trool from the summit and picked up the SUW back to the start.

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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby pigeon » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:57 pm

That looks no a bad day weather wise Johnny,compared to what we,ve had lately,don't like the look of that burn though :shock: Well done on a century of Grahams :thumbup:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby CatoTheYounger » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:20 pm

As a fellow Graham lover I applaud your achievement. Nice one, Graham's FTW!! Congrats on climbing/enduring 100 of those little buggers. :clap:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby scottishkennyg » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:22 pm

Well done on the century Johnny, looked a good day. Liked the image of the trig point (no5).
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby Graeme D » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:17 pm

True to your word - you said you'd hit the century before the year was out! :clap:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Congrats on the century JC :clap: I've found most of the Grahams I've done to be alot tougher than most of the Munros I've done :crazy: Theres something sadistically satisfying about plodding your own way up a hill, cursing at tussocks and peat hags, rather than following the yellow brick road to the summit :lol:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby Sgurr » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:10 pm

That burn is bad. Each time I have squared up to it, I have come off worst. Walked all the way round the loch once so as not to have to do it.
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:30 pm

pigeon wrote:That looks no a bad day weather wise Johnny,compared to what we,ve had lately,don't like the look of that burn though :shock: Well done on a century of Grahams :thumbup:
Cheers :D
CatoTheYounger wrote:As a fellow Graham lover I applaud your achievement. Nice one, Graham's FTW!! Congrats on climbing/enduring 100 of those little buggers. :clap:
Thanks very much tough hill indeed :D
scottishkennyg wrote:Well done on the century Johnny, looked a good day. Liked the image of the trig point (no5).
Thanks, yeah the sun was going down by this point and shined up the Graham :D
Graeme D wrote:True to your word - you said you'd hit the century before the year was out! :clap:
Cheers Graeme, took the opportunity with the weather to get it done :D
lomondwalkers wrote:Congrats on the century JC :clap: I've found most of the Grahams I've done to be alot tougher than most of the Munros I've done :crazy: Theres something sadistically satisfying about plodding your own way up a hill, cursing at tussocks and peat hags, rather than following the yellow brick road to the summit :lol:
Cheers, couldn't have put it better myself :crazy:
Sgurr wrote:That burn is bad. Each time I have squared up to it, I have come off worst. Walked all the way round the loch once so as not to have to do it.
The burn between the two Lochs was easily enough crossed, it was the one to get to the Rig of Jarkness that posed the problem. :crazy:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby mgmt! » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:17 pm

well done johnny :clap:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby Benjaminnevis » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:04 pm

Aye great stuff JC . looks like a good area to bag a few hills at this time a year.
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:00 pm

mgmt! wrote:well done johnny :clap:
Cheers Michael :D
Benjaminnevis wrote:Aye great stuff JC . looks like a good area to bag a few hills at this time a year.
Aye it's a lovely area Benj. A long drive for yourself though :crazy:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby rockhopper » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:21 am

well done on your 100th, JC - looked a good day as well from the photos :thumbup: you're giving me more ideas for headings southwards - cheers :)
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:23 pm

Many congratulations on your TON of Graham's, well ahead of Me that's for sure. Roll on 2014, Merry Christmas JC! :D
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:01 pm

Gle mhath a bhalaich

Well done on yer 100th :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: My 100th Graham, a Donald & a Sub 2k from Glen Trool

Postby mountainboy12 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:10 pm

well done on the BIG 1 DOUBLE 0 :clap: :clap:
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