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A stormy week with no summits I. (Bla Bheinn)

A stormy week with no summits I. (Bla Bheinn)


Postby ere1 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:16 pm

Munros included on this walk: Bla Bheinn

Date walked: 19/10/2014

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 30 km

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On the first day of my holiday in the Highlands, that in the end turned out to be wet and stormy, I planned to climb the Bla Bheinn. I walked from Broadford until Loch Slapin and proceeded by taking the path to the waterfall. When I was at about 650 metres, the wind had become so hard that it was no longer safe to climb to the top. In the pouring rain I walked back to Broadford.

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Re: A stormy week with no summits I. (Bla Bheinn)

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:54 am

Oh dear! That bloke with the grim expression says it all! That's why I'm a wimpish fair weather walker :(
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Re: A stormy week with no summits I. (Bla Bheinn)

Postby Caberfeidh » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:14 pm

Shame you encountered Skye at its worst, weatherwise! Come back in May when spring has sprung and the flowers are blooming. Well done for hiking so far in the wind and rain though.
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Re: A stormy week with no summits I. (Bla Bheinn)

Postby ere1 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:10 pm

Generally I’m not easily put off and don’t mind a bit of bad weather but the conditions at the end of October were quite extreme. At this time I’m planning to go back to Scotland with my daughter in May. Greetings from the Netherlands! Peter
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