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Mind over matter - for a giggle!

Mind over matter - for a giggle!


Postby Jaywizz » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:12 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Stob Breac

Date walked: 03/09/2015

Time taken: 4.75 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 560m

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Holidays, friends staying and builders over the summer resulted in a break from the hills - great to get back to them! Being 'sensible', I chose a relatively local Graham rather than heading for a higher summit.
First reminder - just how long it takes to drive the single track road west from the Kingshouse.
A pleasant walk along the forest track led us to the Allt a' Choire Bhain, so far so good. The section that 'requires care' climbing up past a small waterfall was negotiated, and it was finally a pleasure to be above the trees. At this point our 'hill sense' abandoned us, and we went for a vertical approach rather than (as the book and other contributors clearly advise!) continuing up the stream.
With screaming thighs, we reached the ridge and it was then a short walk south to the summit for the required photo.
WH Stob Breac.jpg
Attempt at photo on the summit - even the fingers are out of focus!

I could suggest to my walking companion that we return another day to get a photo without fingers over the lens - but I can anticipate her response ................
We returned by the obvious rift (as advised), and then a great romp back down the forest track.
Being an optimist, I know my thighs will recover - and as soon as I can go up and down stairs without wincing, I'll be back on the hills.
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