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2nd failed attempt at Lochnagar

2nd failed attempt at Lochnagar

Postby edinburgh36 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:59 pm

Route description: Lochnagar from Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Lochnagar

Date walked: 25/01/2016

Distance: 19 km

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Tried to do this one on Sunday 24/01/2016 but the first river crossing was impossible - it was far to deep, fast flowing and strong. We then decided to head back and ascend the descent path. The snow conditons just beyond the waterfall were awful and the going was tough! We made about 300m in 15 mins and were thigh deep in super soft/ slushy snow for a lot of it so just turned back.
Hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky whenever I make it back...
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Re: 2nd failed attempt at Lochnagar

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:45 am

ah well, at least you got out and tried which is more than I can say for me :roll: - hopefully the next time.... - cheers :)
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Re: 2nd failed attempt at Lochnagar

Postby Tomsie » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:39 am

I had to turn back on Hartfell last Thursday, but looking forward to going back again. If your keen enough try the five munros at Lochnagar, its actually not that demanding of a walk. :)

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Re: 2nd failed attempt at Lochnagar

Postby Borderhugh » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:54 am

If its any consolation, Laura, the Lochnagar 5 took me 3 goes. On all 3 occasions the weather was shite!
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Re: 2nd failed attempt at Lochnagar

Postby petejkenny » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:51 pm

You'll make it eventually.

Beinn nan Aighenan has beaten me three times - last time I didn't even get out of the car park!
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Re: 2nd failed attempt at Lochnagar

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:09 am

Sorry for it, feeling with you...also travelling there so far... , but maybe it means you will get there next time - in the right time and enjoy the great area more, with all the satisfaction :wink:
I agree with Tomsie, keep it for longer daylight and try to do all the 5 Munros circle ( maybe also incl. the one wee Corbett on the beginning, which I missed last time... :roll: :lol: ), it's great route all the 5
Hope you will get better weather and the conditions there next time, I wish you great time there next ! :D
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