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Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Another day of easing with a 32k yomp


Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:19 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Iutharn Mhor, Carn Bhac

Date walked: 09/04/2016

Time taken: 10.2 hours

Distance: 32 km

Ascent: 983m

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After last weeks 28k walk and the knee feeling fine another walk was planned for this weekend it should have been at the WH Gairloch meet but after checking the weather it looked none too pretty up that way so I made my apologies to all and sundry and with a few WH friends not at the meet we somehow managed to find a nice 32k yomp all in the interests of "easing me back in"as it were.

Another early rise and out the door by 6:00am and started walking from Inverey by 8:30am,weather forecast was for early morning squalls of rain & falling as snow higher up,turning to sunshine by mid afternoon with 40 mph winds which thankfully never got anywhere near this speed.

In just under 2 hrs we arrived at Altanour Lodge which has been deer fenced off now, 5 min break and back on our way,boggy underfoot conditions had us slipping & sliding our way onto the bealach and then an easy walk took us onto Carn Bhac the cloud was still down so onwards we went.We new there was a section of peat hags to deal with but jeez what came next was without doubt the worst hour ive had walking just a nightmare of bog trotting ,peat hag jumping walking to & fro to try & get through the mire thankfully without any mishaps.

From afar we could see the huge cornices on BLM which had us twitching a wee shade,its a steep climb and a fair amount of fresh unstable snow which had us wondering if we should bail out or not,but with careful route planing we eventually made the sweeping ridge of BLM and what a site awaited us just a stunning view all around.

A nice walk to the summit,some summit pictures and then the long,long walk back to Inverey followed,just a stunning day,hope the pictures do it justice.

Cheers GLW.

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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:27 am

Great to see Gammy, brilliant, nothing stopping you now :D :D Surprised you didn't add on Carn an Righ and Glas Tulaichean, tis a fantastic walk :wink:

Well done great effort :clap:
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:40 pm

Another great day out big man in great company wee all had a laugh ,great choice weather was spot on and was good to get these 2 out of the way before the heather was higher and peat hags/bogs were filled with even more water if possible , looking forward to next trip :clap:
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby Alan S » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:27 pm

Excellent pics mate really enjoyed my day even though that has to be the worst peat hags I've ever seen, coming up that ridge to blm was amazing 8)
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby dooterbang » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:44 pm

Two big walks for a return :shock: Glad the knee is holding up :)
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby Mountainlove » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:19 pm

Its great to see you back walking! Well done to tackle 2 big walks ...fingers crossed the knee is staying tough and maybe you will get to 200 this year?
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:36 pm

Nice one ya maniac ! Why did they have to put the hills so far away ??? :lol:
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:21 pm

Many thanks once again to all who took the time to post on my TR
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby PeteR » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:29 pm

I remember the walk along that track to Carn Bhac being quite long Willie. Good effort for your second walk back :clap:
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Re: Another day of easing with a 32k yomp

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:03 pm

Gammy just noticed that my post from yesterday hasn't posted!!!! Apologies!!!! There was nothing rude in it- honest!!!

Well done for getting another big walk under your belt :D :D

Don't worry I'll make sure your next outing will be a wee short easy one :lol: :lol:
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