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Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!


Postby dooterbang » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:39 pm

Route description: Ben More and Stob Binnein

Munros included on this walk: Ben More, Stob Binnein

Date walked: 28/12/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 1150m

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Aye, Ben More :)

With the forecast looking spectacular it was time to test out the new Asolo Sherpas, test the knee and get some needed outdoor time...with a good lashing of physical exertion. Ben More, with its relentless ascent, fitted the bill.

Left Glasgow early and was walking for 9am. I was buzzing with anticipation at the challenge ahead. The approach to Ben More is basically staight up from the starting point, it really challenges you!

Views from around the 300M mark.
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Around 700M it was time for some crampon/ice axe action :D
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The pull up, as mentioned, can be tough but I was just loving be out and thinking about nothing else other than my surroundings.

After some time the summit was in site...the views looked great in every direction, with Stob Binnien looking very impressive dressed over with some lite mist. I played around at the summit for an hour and had a bite to eat. The sun was beating off my face and the huge grin was ever present. The joys :D
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On the descent my crampon bolt came loose. Whilst trying to fix it another solo walker passed without crampons on. I took mines off and we walked out together, we did fall on our backsides a few times but it was good fun. Was very nice to meet you, enjoyed the "mountain" chats.

The boots felt fantastic, the knee slightly sore. I think a few more short winter walks are on the cards soon... :wink:

Short video approaching the summit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrl5_050DZk
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby malky_c » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:49 pm

Great Christmas weather this year :D . Can't believe you managed to fit crampons onto your new Uggs :wink:
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:55 pm

malky_c wrote:Great Christmas weather this year :D . Can't believe you managed to fit crampons onto your new Uggs :wink:
Ha ha, good one :clap: . Can't believe my FB got hacked, which I rarely use and only post walking/cycling stuff occasionally, and sent out all that garbage! I'll be walking the mountains with my jammies on soon :wink:
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby rockhopper » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:10 pm

Nice one doots and good to see you out again :thumbup: Certainly was a good day - was waving to you from Beinn Chuirn but you didn't wave back :shock: :lol: :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby weaselmaster » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:32 pm

Good pair of hills these two, DB - looks like a bit more snow - or at least a bit crunchier than when I was up on Friday.
Fine views from everywhere today :D
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:38 pm

Good to see you back in the fold a bhalaich and a fab day .... off out tomorrow for me might just nip up a local means I can get up at 8am :wink:
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby litljortindan » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:50 pm

Spectacular.
That has cheered me up after the car being written off by a lorry early this morning.
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby hopper68 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:35 am

Stunning pictures , it was a superb day to be out .We done Stob a Choire Odhair yesterday which was simply breathtaking.
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:50 am

Spectacular-spectacular :D I think most WalkHighlanders were out and about, playing in the snow this Christmas!
We were too far north yesterday to wave :lol: :lol: but enjoyed a similar experience. We carried crampons but never used them, the snow was so soft we almost swam in it.
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby starrynights » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:09 pm

Great stuff :clap: . Was also out enjoying the fantastic winter weather - snow and sunshine, ya just can't beat it.
Superb photos :D
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby Andy74G » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:10 pm

Cracking photo's, I was up there today (Monday ) in the sunshine too. 8)
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:09 pm

It was a great day to be out (I walked bare footed through the ice on the river to Beinn Mhanach)
You managed to get some great photos :thumbup:
Lol was also utterly confused with UGG boot offers from 3 Walkhighlanders when I returned that evening :shock: :lol: :lol:
Fingers crossed that your knee will be good for some more winter walks!
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby mountainstar » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:16 am

To wear a hat whilst having a picture, or not wear a hat whilst having a picture? that is the question LOL :crazy: :? :lol:
Nice one Paul. :clap:
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:49 am

Good to see you back out DB.

Like you have said to me hope the knee holds out till the end. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Winter Sunshine had me screaming for More!!

Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:14 am

Nice one DB- some great piccies - looked like an awesome day out :) Hope CC are paying you for the product placement :lol:

ATB for 2015

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