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A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!


Postby dooterbang » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:27 pm

Route description: Maol Chean-dearg ascent, Coulags

Munros included on this walk: Maol Chean-dearg

Date walked: 07/04/2016

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Five years ago, as a very green walker, I attended my first WH meet at Aviemore. I met such legends as Mountainstar, Malky C, & Monty. It was a great weekend filled with laughter and some testing walks in grim conditions. I felt part of a community dedicated to hill life, and still do today :)

Injuries, timings, and study meant this WH Springs meet would only be my second attendance! As usual a new crop of keen hillwalkers had surfaced and I was looking forward to meeting them all, along with the usual suspects. In the past two years I'd tried camping so had decided to camp at this meet, this turned out a great choice :)

Left Glasgow just after 5am Thursday, having only managed 3 hours sleep, and would meet Rod, Theresa, Iryna, Jelena, and Polly at Coulags as we'd be tackling Maol Chean-dearg. At 10.30am our intrepid Euro crew started our walk in extremely wet conditions, not quite the dream I had in mind :shock:


We headed North for 4k, crossing a bridge...
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...and taking in a bothy.
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MCD - Our Target
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Team Euro on a steady climb...
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The Corbett An Ruadh-stac. Rod & Theresa left us at this point to climb it whilst we headed for MCD.
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Ascending MCD
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Polly & our Russian Comrades enjoying some snow action.
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It was my first time meeting Jelena & Iryna, both top girls with brilliant deadpan cheeky sarcastic humour. We hit it off instantly and had the most wonderful weekend. I haven't laughed so much in such a long time - superb 8)

Looking back to the two munros Sgorr Ruadh & BLM
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After a short time we all reached the summit, unfortunately the clag had appeared and blocked our views.

Those bonkers Russian girls!
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Cool Polly 8)
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And finally the Dooterbang :)
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On route back down I just had to take advantage of this shot! Thanks to Poly for camera duties, she takes a great shot!!
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The girls having fun imitating the Dooterpose :shock: :lol:
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The sun finally made an appearance which made the walk out very enjoyable. I had slipped on the descent and injured my knee, again!! This would worsen as the weekend unfolded :(

But in the meantime this brightened the sky!
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One last shot of the river before making our way to the finish.
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Back at our cars we all sped off heading for Gairloch to sort out our digs. I'd be camping at Gairloch Sands and testing out my new 3 man tent for car camping. I got a great spot, see my report on Beinn Eighe for photos :wink:

Brilliant start to the weekend, brilliant bunch of people...it only got better :D
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby ere1 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:36 pm

Well done dooterbang! That looked like fun for all. :clap:
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:49 pm

Looked like great fun and some great photos there.
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby mountainsofscotland » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:12 pm

Enjoyed that thanks.
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby pollyh33 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:13 pm

Brilliant report Paul. :thumbup:

I've got a big smile on my face remembering your endless chat and drivel all the way to the top. Even more endless chat and drivel all the way back to the car but this time you had acquired a Russian accent. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

This was only to be replaced by your Indian accent descending Slioch on Saturday! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby Mountainlove » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:31 pm

Cracking set of photos even in bad weather and that sounded like a great day! Great that you managed to get a few more Munros done and its always more fun in great company :D
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:40 pm

That tally creeping up ...this year ? :wink:
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby dooterbang » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:48 pm

Collaciotach wrote:That tally creeping up ...this year ? :wink:
Yes, that's the plan...however I hurt my knee again at the weekend! Hopefully just a knock and it clears.
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:41 pm

dooterbang wrote:
Collaciotach wrote:That tally creeping up ...this year ? :wink:
Yes, that's the plan...however I hurt my knee again at the weekend! Hopefully just a knock and it clears.


Oh dhia :( .................hope so a' bhalaich
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby jelena » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:43 am

Very good report Paul!Thank you for being an archivist of our weekend. Honour to walk in such company!And I haven't laughed so much for ages!!! Hope your knee will be fine soon!!!
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby dooterbang » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:37 am

pollyh33 wrote:Brilliant report Paul. :thumbup:

I've got a big smile on my face remembering your endless chat and drivel all the way to the top. Even more endless chat and drivel all the way back to the car but this time you had acquired a Russian accent. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

This was only to be replaced by your Indian accent descending Slioch on Saturday! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I like to keep it universal Polly :wink:

jelena wrote:Very good report Paul!Thank you for being an archivist of our weekend. Honour to walk in such company!And I haven't laughed so much for ages!!! Hope your knee will be fine soon!!!
Thanks comrade Jelena, and thanks for that wonderful Italian breakfast :)
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Re: A Euro Wet Dream up MCD!!

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:45 pm

Good to see you back out.
Loving seeing 'the DB pose' and loving more me and Pauline attempting to copy it :lol:
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