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The Penultimate - Gillean

The Penultimate - Gillean

by basscadet » Sun May 31, 2015 10:24 am

Route description: Sgùrr nan Gillean

Munros included on this walk: Sgùrr nan Gillean

Date walked: 30/05/2015

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1074m

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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:10 am

You just whetted my appetite for Gillean, Can't wait to scramble up there. Had it in mind last year, but never got around to visiting Skye.

Good luck on the final hurdle, may weather gods be kind to you on Sgrioll :D :D :D
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:45 pm

Nice one, BC, and all the best for your compleation on 20 June - one of these days I'll get to one of these walks but will be away on a family holiday that week - cheers :)
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby skuk007 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:44 pm

Great report with some scary photos in there, you're brave to tackle this on your own.

I don't mind the odd scramble, the thing that would worry me is the weather closing in and not being able to see where I need to go/be. Looks like you had great weather though, perfect.

Good luck on your completion, I'm sure it will be an emotional day :)
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:30 pm

As someone who probably won't manage some of these I love your detailed descriptions (makes you feel you've been) and your photos are gorgeous too. Sgritheall is a great one to finish on - all the best for the 20th! :D
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:00 pm

Great report Seana, and good effort on your own :clap: :clap: Some cracking photographs there, I must try it from that direction sometime. I remember Muriel Grey on the Munro Show suggesting that was far from an easy ascent, in fact I think she described it as airy and hairy :lol: :lol: Sorry I will not make your Compleation as I have volunteered to assist The Carn Dearg Club with work on their new Clubhouse in Glen Doll, I hope the sun shines on you all, Enjoy! :D
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby basscadet » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:41 pm

Thanks for all your well wishes, and glad you have enjoyed my reports.. :D

I wish I had started doing reports at the very beginning, so I could look back and laugh at my inexperience, but thats the joy of hindsight 8)
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby BoyVertiginous » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:37 pm

A fine effort, BC. Could almost sense your "reluctance" from the report at being another step closer to the end* of this particular adventure.

Best of luck for the last one and sincerely hope you get the weather to befit the occasion ... mainly because we'll be across the loch from you in Knoydart and also basking in the warm glow! :wink:


*I'm sure it's not the end.
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby jac the lassie » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:18 pm

Cricky your brave! Cracking photos. Good luck on the 20th, hope the weather's kind to you :D
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Re: The Penultimate - Gillean

Postby Jan Vi0la » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:43 am

Thanks for your excellent report, fab pics and loads of detail that the books don't always give. :D
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