First winter chill in Drumochter
by gammy leg walker » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:02 pm
Route description: Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, Drumochter
Munros included on this walk: A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim
Date walked: 29/08/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 890mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Got to layby 88 on A9 and ready to go by 9.00am,and was approached by another walker who asked where I was going and would I mind if he could walk with me,fine by me as long as your not a quick walker I said,quite happy for the company,soon became apparent he had no map or compass.
Weather was pretty poor from the start with low cloud,heavy rain,sometimes hailstones,and 25/30 mph wind,so with me doing all the navigation,no views and poor conditions no pics taken till we got to the summit of Carn na Caim where my companion kindly took summit pic, .no hanging around at top and made our way to the next summit,A Bhuidheanach Bheag with the wind,rain soaking us to the skin,and making the walk pretty miserable,where once again my friend !! took the last 2 pics of the day .
This was the last I saw of my new friend !!(clag had now lifted),because when I bent over to sort my bag,have a drink and put away my camera,my new friend!! had disappeared into the distance,without as much as see you later.
So much for doing all the navigation in all the rain.clag and wind,maybe I smell,have halitosis or am just poor company.
Like I said on my tod on this walk.
by LeithySuburbs » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:07 pm
by Alan S » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:49 pm
gammy leg walker wrote:maybe I smell,have halitosis or am just poor company
What a dreish day you had for those - looks a horrible day. And with it being a plateau, you'd have precious little time out of the wind and hail, if any! Oh well, at least you've got 2 of the more boring Munros out of the way I did those on my own too - there would have been no way Richard would have plodded between those - he hates that kind of thing!
- mountain coward
by JB likes a beer » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:15 am
by gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:38 pm
alan s smile no time to smile,serious stuff in that weather.PS MIND THE WEANS SHOES THE NEXT TIME YOU TAKE THEM OUT MATE .
MC was a bit **** of when he just left,dont like these sort of plateaus either in that weather no place at all for any respite from the wind and rain,2 fairly boring hills to be honest,as you said at least there out of the way .
JB cheers mate,you will skoosh this walk m8 18km and all the hard work is from the start till you crest the rise between the 2 summits,then fairly easy walking no matter which one you do 1st,I went for Carn na Caim to climb into the wind,and then had the wind at my back on way up the 2nd
by walk aboot » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:14 am
Nice report though. I haven't done much walking around Drumochter, but it is an area I fancy doing more walks in .
- mountain coward
by kinley » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:17 pm
The folks you meet
Looks like a fine summer's day though
by kinley » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:20 pm
by walk aboot » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:50 pm
Yup, that's why I fancy walking more there. Did a winter skills day on the Sow of Atholl earlier in the year, and the whole area looked terrific.
- mountain coward
by davetherave » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:05 am
Just a shame you never took a picture of your M8, you could have exposed him on here for what he done to you.
by MarkD » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:12 pm