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Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water


by dawnfoth » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:14 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaorainn (Cairngorms)

Date walked: 15/03/2014

Time taken: 11 hours

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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:08 pm

Great report Dawn, glad you all made it, even if a little damp.
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby jonny616 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:27 pm

Well what can I say. Lying in the bath reading it as being horizontal in water seamed an appropriate way to read it. :lol:

What hill days and friends all about. Helping each other out and then taking the p**s :clap:

Great Tr for a strangely great day.

And a :clap: :clap: :clap: to Alec for holding on to you and GLW who quite possibly, without sounding melodramatic, stopped me from drowning. Cheers mate :)

Mon the meanderers 8) 8)
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:43 pm

jonny616 wrote:Well what can I say. Lying in the bath reading it as being horizontal in water seamed an appropriate way to read it. :lol:

What hill days and friends all about. Helping each other out and then taking the p**s :clap:

Great Tr for a strangely great day.

And a :clap: :clap: :clap: to Alec for holding on to you and GLW who quite possibly, without sounding melodramatic, stopped me from drowning. Cheers mate :)

Mon the meanderers 8) 8)


Hahaha.... I have a vivid imagination.... that's not what I wanted in my head :lol:

I really don't know how Alec managed to stand in that water and hang onto me at the same time - he is one tough cookie!! :D And as you said, GLW probably got more of a fright than you when you took off downstream!! :shock:

What are friends for?!!! :D x x
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:47 pm

Trumped !!!!!
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:53 pm

A fabulous witty report as ever- well done :clap: :clap:

Having been in the identical situation myself, I know how you feel and I am eternally grateful for being hauled out of a raging torrent by my walking buddy. Makes you think twice about taking on a solo walk in similar conditions :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby basscadet » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:36 am

Glad you all got back safe - reading that really cheered me up :D

The conditions when we were on this hill last year, werent nearly as bad as that sounded :shock: And last year you turned back :lol:

Thats whats wrong with this baggin molarkey, nibbles away at your sanity little by little.. :think:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:08 pm

pollyh33 wrote:A fabulous witty report as ever- well done :clap: :clap:

Having been in the identical situation myself, I know how you feel and I am eternally grateful for being hauled out of a raging torrent by my walking buddy. Makes you think twice about taking on a solo walk in similar conditions :roll: :roll: :roll:


Thanks :D

Aye, there's quite a club of us now Polly :lol:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:11 pm

basscadet wrote:Glad you all got back safe - reading that really cheered me up :D

The conditions when we were on this hill last year, werent nearly as bad as that sounded :shock: And last year you turned back :lol:

Thats whats wrong with this baggin molarkey, nibbles away at your sanity little by little.. :think:


Thanks Basscadet!
The conditions were ok until just before we summited.... after that it was all downhill :lol:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby Graeme D » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:31 pm

Some day by the sounds of it. A real case of all hands to the pumps! Well done on getting through it together. I've had river crossings like that before and they sure are scary! :shock:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby Scotjamie » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:05 am

Munro bagging and body surfing all in a day's fun....great TR and well done all :clap: (especially the strong arms in the company).
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:23 pm

Graeme D wrote:Some day by the sounds of it. A real case of all hands to the pumps! Well done on getting through it together. I've had river crossings like that before and they sure are scary! :shock:


:lol: Yes it was indeed Graeme - all hands to the pumps and scary! :crazy:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:26 pm

Scotjamie wrote:Munro bagging and body surfing all in a day's fun....great TR and well done all :clap: (especially the strong arms in the company).


Yeah, why do we do this again? :roll: Bring on some much needed sunshine. :D Thanks

And Alec (Rottiewalker) must have had strong arms to hang onto me, that's for sure!! For that I am really grateful!
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby Weird Scientist » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:28 pm

After camping Friday night in the woods near Derry Lodge (very windy), my two friends and I met your group beside Glas Allt Mor on Saturday (you've kindly included a picture of me beside the 'stream'!). For about an hour, we attempted to cross the water en route to Derry Cairngorm...but despite removing boots and braving the freezing water, it just wasn't safe enough to cross. At that point we discussed following the route that your group had taken, but your trip report pretty much sumarises the conditions we expected we'd encounter. Down by the water, the wind was slack and the sun was warm, so we called it quits and had a snooze instead :wink: . Glad to hear you all got back safely...but I suspect your post-hill pub conversation was more interesting than ours was!
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby old danensian » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:50 pm

A spectacularly entertaining read.

As a result, those two stay on my list of things to do in either Sahara-like drought conditions or towards the end of a prolonged sub-zero spell.

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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby rockhopper » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:56 pm

good stuff :thumbup: looks like you all had a great day.........
although there's a couple of knackered looking faces at the cairn :wink: - cheers :)
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