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So Lochy with the weather

So Lochy with the weather


Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:41 pm

Route description: Loch Lochy Munros from Kilfinnan

Munros included on this walk: Meall na Teanga, Sron a'Choire Ghairbh

Date walked: 30/11/2014

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1258m

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18 months near enough to the day since myself and Alan S had stood on a summit of any Munro together a stat that both of us found hard to believe this we would put right today and maybe even get some views into the barginImage 8.30am and gearing up for the off and bikes would be the order of the day for the track in.Speaking to one or two friends who had done these two before the suggestion was 45min to an hour for the walk along the track,but we only took 15min on the bikes as time was tight so we could be home at a reasonable time.ImageBikes now hidden out of view and up the path towards the low bealach between the two Munro"s.ImageAlan had been complaining of a sore knee the last few weeks but was still showing me a clean pair of heels on the accent.ImageLooking back down the path a low cloud was forming on the loch far down below.Imagewhere as up above the sun had burned of any lingering cloud that had been there earlier in the morning.ImageImageImageImagenow at the bealach and the views were really starting to open up spurring us both on in the hope they weather would hold.Meal na Tenga would be tackled first as we new the best views were supposed to be from this one and as you can see we were not to be disappointed.ImageAlan at the summit with the mighty Ben & Aonachs providing a stunning back drop,everywhere you looked the views were just amazing here are just a few taken from the summit.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImagewith the usual summit pics as always.Back down at the bealach now on our way to SaCG and the cloud was now starting to bubble up all aroundImageon the 2nd summit with the cloud building aroundImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage.Much colder now and and 2nd summit pic and normal service has been restored who need summit views anywayImageImage.All that was left now was to retrace or outward route and a nice freewheel back to the car and then to McDs in Fort Bill for dinner to round of a brilliant day.Hope as always you enjoy the TR glw.
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:31 pm

Happy days,enjoy
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:00 pm

Glad you got the views from one of the summits - perhaps we need to think about training dogs to follow bikes :shock: :roll:
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby pollyh33 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:18 pm

Absolutely brilliant Willie! :clap: :clap:

Great to see you and Alan back on the hills, hopefully meet up very very soon for another fun walk XXX
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby AnnieMacD » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:27 pm

I think the bikes were an inspired decision. I got so fed up walking along that path I nearly gave up - and it went on forever on the way back! You got the views from the best hill in my opinion.
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:46 pm

nice one, I thought Alan had given up on the hills :lol:
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby malky_c » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:48 pm

Nice one. Perfect weather almost everywhere on Sunday :) . I even risked walking nearby even though I knew you'd be here with the clag magnet :wink:
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby jonny616 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:22 pm

Nice one my friend. Shame your pics art loading for me as i never saw a thing when i did these, :lol:
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby Alan S » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:07 am

Great pics mate, Really enjoyed my day 8)

tomyboy73 wrote:nice one, I thought Alan had given up on the hills

Not a chance mate :D
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby Jock McJock » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:22 am

Should have come with me mate, I had 4 clear summits that day :lol: :lol: Then again, if you'd been there.................... :?
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:02 pm

Some cracking pics, there. Well done. :clap:

I fancy doing these two before years out. Good steer on the bikes for the cycle in and out, too….. :wink:
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:45 pm

Well done you 2 :clap: I remember the views being good from that one. Glad you enjoying the bike now! :thumbup:
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby Meatball » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:01 pm

Good stuff old bean!
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby rockhopper » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:17 pm

A cracker of a day there, gammy, and a great way to get back out together - well done both of you - cheers :D
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Re: So Lochy with the weather

Postby BlackPanther » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:56 am

Superb hills, glad that you managed good views at least from one :wink: We didn't bother with bikes for this walk, but then we did it in April so plenty of time to spare.

Ben Tee, the Corbett just next to the twins, is on my shortlist for a winter walk.
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