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Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!


Postby fipriestley » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:37 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Each, Meall na Fearna

Date walked: 26/07/2014

Time taken: 8.25 hours

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Fi Priestley's last ever trip (and report)... :wtf:

While I've meticulously kept my WH blog up-to-date with entries for every one of my walks since my first Munro in Sept 2011 (also the day I joined WH), I've not actually written a trip report for the public forum in almost a year :shock: This is partly down to becoming lazier :wink: but mainly because Scoob posts a video report of all of our walks these days and they're usually better at telling our walk 'story' :thumbup: I'm working on pulling together a map of our own Munro reports with links to 'ScoobTube' :lol: but this is still a work in progress for now: Scoob & Fi's Munro map

Just to clarify... I'm not giving up on the hills!! :? just changing my name - my next outing will be Schiehallion on our wedding day! 8) :D :angel:
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Anyway, today's walk was a straight-ish line from one Corbett to another with a couple of Munros in between! Since we're now counting Munro round 2 as well as Corbett round 1, Scoob went further ahead on the big hills (I'd already done Vorlich twice) and closed the gap on the wee-er hills (this was my second time on Each) :roll: :lol:

It was forecast for rain later in the day so Scoob and I set off early for a 6.30am start from Ardvorlich, having left my car in the layby beside Beinn Each. We did manage to avoid the rain, getting views at each summit :D although there was a haze present for most of the day.

Setting off on the good track towards Ben Vorlich, this time we took the first branch to the left heading instead for the Corbett first. It wasn't long before we came across what we initially thought were huge gemstones, then we figured it must be coloured ice :eh: or even pieces from a meteorite :shock: Thanks to Facebook and Google the answer's never far away :idea: while it seems there is 'watermelon snow' to be seen out there, our find was actually mineral licks put out for the deer.
minerals.jpg


Up and down over the peat hags to Meall na Fearna then we headed almost straight for Vorlich's summit. We did look at options for dropping down lower and picking up the more gentle shoulder but instead picked out a steeper but more direct line through the crags with a brief scramble :D Spotted a fox running up the hillside ahead of us but my zoomed in photos are just a big blur :(
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sink hole in Meall na Fearna's peat hags
route to vorlich WH.jpg
heading for the summit, picking out a grassy line to the left just before the top
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steeper way up Vorlich! but we found a little scramble :)
stuc from vorlich WH.jpg
nice view to Stuc from this side of Vorlich

Ben Vorlich to Stuc a'Chroin is a popular, well described route. We followed the path and then picked out the best scramble line we could find (veered away from path for this). After Stuc it was again path all the way over to the final hill of the day before heading back to the car we'd left waiting :thumbup: :D
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optional extra scrambling on way up Stuc :)
stuc to Each WH.jpg
now heading for Beinn Each
Each summit WH.jpg
Final summit as fipriestley!
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby weaselmaster » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:02 pm

Ah - very best wishes to you both for Friday
Hope the sun shines on Shiehallion for you
Al
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby mountainstar » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:14 pm

Have a great day, and many, many more in your future together.
Only people who do hills would be able to understand why you are climbing a mountain on your wedding day :)
Have I missed what your new WH name will be?
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby AnnieMacD » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:19 pm

Congratulations and all the best for your wedding. I hope Scoob will post at least a snippet of video for the rest of us so we can help celebrate too! (Are you actually getting married on the hill?) And will you be FiScoob from now on????
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:23 pm

When in Harris we met the Registrar who had married folk in full walking gear, but on the beach ( and more in trad. wedding gear since Luskentyre beach has been voted the best in the UK), but I think Schiehallion trumps that. We tried to get the family up a Marilyn for our golden wedding, but sister-in-law's partner (supposedly the fittest of the lot) came with a virtual sick-note and leg ulcers, so we had to make to with a hummock.
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:36 pm

nice one, fi, and best wishes to you both for the wedding :thumbup: - cheers :)
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:57 pm

Whatever the weather tomorra' I'm sure you'll have a ball! :) What a great location for a Wedding ..sure beats the usual! .... looking forward to your 1st report in your new name! :wink:
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:32 pm

Good luck to the both of you tomorrow! Hope the sun shines on you. :D
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby Fife Flyer » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:48 pm

Have a great day tomorrow, look forward to seeing the photo's :wink:
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:53 pm

Great place to get married :D Hope you have a brilliant day.
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:00 pm

What can I say but hope you both have a great day tomorrow ,I feel privileged & proud to call both of you friends may the weather gods smile down on you both ,have a great day :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby Graeme D » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:06 pm

Nice way to bow out fipriestley! All the best for tomorrow and best wishes for your future together. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby Scotjamie » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:35 pm

All the best Fi... Marrying Scoob on Schiehallion is more significant than measuring the density of the earth x
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby Sunny Speyside » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:40 pm

Congratulations Fi and Scoob,
Have a wonderful day :clap:
Evie
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Re: Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!

Postby scoob999 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:56 pm

Thanks all :D

Just to clarify, we're not getting married on Scheihallion just going up it after we get married :D
maybe just as well given the forecast :shock: :lol:
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