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The penultimate one, Slioch.

The penultimate one, Slioch.


Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:18 pm

Route description: Slioch, near Kinlochewe

Munros included on this walk: Slioch

Date walked: 14/07/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

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I cycled from Kinlochewe caravan site and managed to cycle / walk to the bridge where you start the climb for Slioch. Probably wouldn't recommend cycling this path as its rocky in places and the bracken is also fairly high. I also fell off the bike twice on the way out when the peddle caught one of the rocks. After i padlocked the bike i took the path to the right where you leave it further up to head up to Slioch. I caught up with a walker in front, who also uses Walkhighlands and walked with him to the summit. We had a bite to eat at the summit before returning down the ridge to Sgurr an Tuill Bhain. It was my intention to go over to the Graham, Beinn a Mhuinidh, so i left Mark and made my way down Meall Each, where a path leads down to the river. I reached the river but couldn't cross it and didn't want to take my boots off so just made my way back to the bike and the cycle out.
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:27 pm

Surprised how much water there was for your burn crossing! What date did you walk this JC, TOMORROW! :lol: :lol: When's THE BIG DAY then? :)
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:29 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Surprised how much water there was for your burn crossing! What date did you walk this JC, TOMORROW! :lol: :lol: When's THE BIG DAY then? :)
:lol: :lol: :lol: Just noticed the date Rod. I'll get it changes :crazy:
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:31 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Surprised how much water there was for your burn crossing! What date did you walk this JC, TOMORROW! :lol: :lol: When's THE BIG DAY then? :)
The big day is possibly Friday if the weather holds out :D
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:49 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:Surprised how much water there was for your burn crossing! What date did you walk this JC, TOMORROW! :lol: :lol: When's THE BIG DAY then? :)
The big day is possibly Friday if the weather holds out :D

Good Luck Friday, fingers crossed weather holds, Saturday on the East looks dreadful, Enjoy, All the Best Rod
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:29 pm

Good luck with the last one and good weather we hope :D
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby PeteR » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:47 pm

Seems Slioch was a popular hill recently. I was there on Sunday. Might get some photos posted, for a "compare and contrast" :D It's a very different hill when viewed from the approach path when compared to the classic vie from across the Loch

Having walked the fern path I wouldn't have wanted to bike it :shock: Well done on that.

Good luck on that final hill
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby londonwalker » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:31 am

One left the Johnny - I'm heading to Torridon myself soon, if your having a munro party and it's not on Friday, let me know
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby AnnieMacD » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:57 pm

Good luck - tomorrow (Friday) is set to be a cracking day :D
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:24 pm

Thanks folks got the last one done today, weather was perfect 8)
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby rockhopper » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:05 am

Johnny Corbett wrote:Thanks folks got the last one done today, weather was perfect 8)
I've still to get round to this one, JC :roll: been too busy of late, no doubt the weather will deteriorate before I get there :crazy: Congratulations on your 282 - will be looking out for the WR - cheers :)
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby mrssanta » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:38 pm

that was good, congratulations on your completion!!
I'd have fallen off my bike a lot more on that path!
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby rockhopper » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:04 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:I caught up with a walker in front, who also uses Walkhighlands and walked with him to the summit. ......, so i left Mark and made my way down Meall Each,
wondered if Mark goes by the name of "bowzi" on WH ? if so, I've also met him a couple of times on different hills and different years - cheers :)
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:04 am

mrssanta wrote:that was good, congratulations on your completion!!
I'd have fallen off my bike a lot more on that path!
Thanks :D
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Johnny Corbett wrote:I caught up with a walker in front, who also uses Walkhighlands and walked with him to the summit. ......, so i left Mark and made my way down Meall Each,
wondered if Mark goes by the name of "bowzi" on WH ? if so, I've also met him a couple of times on different hills and different years - cheers :)
Yes that's the Mark, he was telling me he had met you out on the hills. Cheers :D
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Re: The penultimate one, Slioch.

Postby bowzi » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:26 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
mrssanta wrote:that was good, congratulations on your completion!!
I'd have fallen off my bike a lot more on that path!
Thanks :D
rockhopper wrote:
Johnny Corbett wrote:I caught up with a walker in front, who also uses Walkhighlands and walked with him to the summit. ......, so i left Mark and made my way down Meall Each,
wondered if Mark goes by the name of "bowzi" on WH ? if so, I've also met him a couple of times on different hills and different years - cheers :)
Yes that's the Mark, he was telling me he had met you out on the hills. Cheers :D


Yeah, I'll doubly confirm that's me! :D

Hi Johnny! Nice meeting you and sharing the journey to the top. Congratulations on your compleation, I expect a Corbett one will follow before too long :wink:

Got some decent weather myself to put Skye to bed and now there's just one on an island and one on the mainland for me to do :) Might even think about posting a trip report or two when it's all done! :crazy:

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