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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 dawnfoth » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:23 pm

Weird Scientist wrote: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!


Ahhhh.... :D Bryan watched you and said that he thought you had returned. I did wonder if you's decided to go elsewhere for the day. Probably a very wise decision!!! The water had risen when we returned and our desperation to get 'down' off the hill was so great we chose what we thought was the best route at that time, but should have returned the way we went. The pubs were just about ready to shut when we returned :roll: :lol: And thanks!! :D
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:26 pm

old danensian wrote: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.

OD


Thanks very much! :D

Hmmmmm.... Sahara-like drought conditions... do you really think that's possible in Scotland? :lol: I wait with abated breath for that!! A sub zero spell is definitely more likely, but I wish you luck :D
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:32 pm

rockhopper wrote: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 :)
:lol:

Of all the days I have had on the hills, I can't honestly bring myself to say, 'it was a great day'. No offence to the lads, cos they are great company, but..... naw.... :lol:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby spiderwebb » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:38 am

Maybe a new forum 'Wet highlands', think I'd qualify for membership :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby SusieThePensioner » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:27 am

Well, what an "interesting" and challenging day!! A great report Dawn and loved the photos :thumbup:
I'm so glad you all got back safely even if you were a bit wet :D
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:19 pm

Some more pictures from the day
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby mrssanta » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:48 pm

I think I'll save these ones for a long dry spell! that was a great read in my warm dry kitchen
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby tomyboy73 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:11 pm

Fortune favours the brave, or is it the daft? :lol: well done, glad you all got out safe and sound
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Re: Beinn a Chaorainn Epic: High Wind and High Water

Postby dawnfoth » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:46 pm

Great Pics Gammy - thanks for adding them! :D

Defo save them for a dry spell MrsSanta!! :crazy:

Tomboy73 - Daft is about right! :lol:
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