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You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again


Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:14 pm

Route description: Ben Wyvis, near Garve

Munros included on this walk: Ben Wyvis

Date walked: 08/04/2016

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 935m

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On our way to the Gairloch meet we picked Ben Wyvis to do on the way. Travelling up the road with Jim & Michelle, we met the Tinman in the car park just up from Garve to begin the walk.
Was great to see him again and after a cup of tea, most generously provided by Michelle and her Jetboil we set off on a catch up on the path towards the mountain. Not just an ordinary mountain but an Awesome Mountain going by the Gaelic translation. We had a flyby by two fighter jets and that was like a starter gun to our walk. Me and Geoff set off on our manly walk towards the hill as Jim and Michelle swung hands and made daisy chains in between their canoodling on the path. :lol:
The path gently rises until the base of the mountain where it gets fairly steep, but I don`t know if the addition of "stairs" actually helps. Kinda encourages you to speed up a bit.
It was a nice day, not spectacular, a bit grey but nice and of course ten minutes into the walk I was down to the Tshirt.
There were loads of bags of gravel and rocks dropped off by the path so an upgrade of the path was due to take place soon.
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The Tinman takes the rocky road to Wyvis

We carried on up the path and although the old Tinman felt it a bit steep I was alright, still in my forties ye know :wink:
We waited at the top of the steps for "love`s young dream" and got chatting to a cockney geezer as he made his way down.
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Decent scenic views

Looking across from here to Little Wyvis, it looks a great wee hill.
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Little Wyvis

Once Jim and Michelle had caught up we set off together to cross the "plateau" to pass the ever increasing false summits. As we did this the mist was rolling in , we could just barely see each new peak rise in front of us. Surprisingly long walk along the top. As we approached the summit the ground became covered with snow but only centimetres deep.
Jim and Geoff walked ahead as myself and Michelle trailed behind catching up on ourselves a bit.
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Man with blanked out eyes gets his wee man out at summit

We soon caught up with them at the cairn and Jim pulled out his huge flask filled with piping hot tomato soup. Fanbloodytastic !
We sat and slurped this as the views around us drifted in and out of the clouds.
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summit pose

we headed back down and caught sight of a huge cornice ready to drop.
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Cornice

We then took a path off to the left which took us out of the wind a bit and down towards the steps. Jim and Michelle raced ahead of us and I really began to feel on the descent. The relentless steps taking their toll on my knees, FFS I`m in my forties ye know !
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name that burd !

It seemed a wee bit of a drag on the last section out , but it had been a long day.
The first Munro of the weekend was in the bag and we were ready to meet the gang at Gairloch. :D
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby Bod » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:27 pm

Excellent tommyboy73 and great to see you in Gairloch :D
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby MichelleHamilton » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:15 am

Great report Tommy was funny made me smile .... : )
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby jogilv16 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:10 pm

funny report tommy,well done ,good times,,
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby Graeme D » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:44 pm

Ahhh, Bin Wifus. Not a bad wee plod at all. :D
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby tina bonar » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:20 pm

Tomato soup =nectar
Nice one Tommy :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby Jaxter » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:38 pm

Enjoyed that! :D Always wish I'd bothered to carry soup or tea up,but so much easier leaving in the car for afters :lol:
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby Mal Grey » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:59 pm

Entertaining report!

Tomato soup is a must have in winter, with a dash of tabasco, though I've often wondered what the next walkers think of the dodgy red/orange patches in the snow where I've cleaned my cup...looks like a massacre!
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby Jaxter » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:09 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Entertaining report!

Tomato soup is a must have in winter, with a dash of tabasco, though I've often wondered what the next walkers think of the dodgy red/orange patches in the snow where I've cleaned my cup...looks like a massacre!


:lol: :lol: :lol:

What happens in the hills stays in the hills.... :shock:
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Re: You`ve Bin Wifus for a wee walk again

Postby dogplodder » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:52 pm

Wyvis knows how to do wind! :shock:
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