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Graham Corbett and a big fence

Graham Corbett and a big fence


Postby Ian Bayne » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:47 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Chuirn

Grahams included on this walk: Meall Odhar

Date walked: 31/05/2014

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Just me and the bold Jake . Weather perfect booted and suited and off by 0730 hrs Factor 4 and SSS applied the midge is biting . From Dalrigh took the track to Cononish got to the second gap in the trees and took a beeline to the top of Odhar sun coming up going to get warm. For a wee hill its got a well made cairn stopped for the usual not in a hurry today .
Looking over to Chuirn I planned my assualt on the hill straight up the right handside of the Coire na saobhaidhe but great ideas change as I found out . After getting through the woods I came face to face with the fence and a well built one even Steve McQueen would have difficulty getting over , getting Jake over would be a problem took a wee recce to the right NO then decided to go to the left heading towards the farm . Who built a deer fence with no styles finally got to a gate at the farm only 500m away from the point where I started for Odhar bummer .
Took the track up to the mine Then continued up the hill on the righthand side of the waterfalls which proved to be a slog heat was starting to take its toll . Onwards and upwards got to the cairn on Chuirn just before midday and stayed for about 30min having a well deserved break with 360 clear views its warm and clear no point just take it easy. The route back was direct south to the track going up to Lui then back to Dalrigh . got back just before 3pm , just a pity about that extra 2km walk down the fence which wouldnt be a miss on the Berlin Wall . now for a beer
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Ian Bayne
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Re: Graham Corbett and a big fence

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:44 am

Nice one :clap:
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Re: Graham Corbett and a big fence

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:52 pm

Cheers Colla it was a grand day for it and a good walk
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Re: Graham Corbett and a big fence

Postby pigeon » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:33 pm

That's no a fence!I'll just swing ma big leg ower that no prob :lol:
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Re: Graham Corbett and a big fence

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:10 pm

Tried to get the dog over but he had been in every bog out the fence was even pegged down in the streams you will get over nae probs
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