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There probably are good views

There probably are good views


Postby Coop » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:36 pm

Route description: Beinn Udlamain and Sgairneach Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Udlamain, Sgairneach Mhor

Date walked: 05/02/2017

Time taken: 6.25 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 783m

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But not today!!
Arrived at layby 79 and headed off about 9, down the track under the railway and up the track to the 1st bridge.
Didn't look too much snow from the A9 but once on the hills, the deeper and more compact it got.
Headed up to the summit and finally located the trig point. Total whiteout - almost. Mist was down and snow flurries added to it.
Actually thought I'd get a view over to the loch and surrounding hills but nothing today.
Didn't stay long and headed off to beinn udlamain.
If the snow is lying and there's clag all around don't rely on fenceposts to aid you.
Reached the big shelter/ cairn and then headed off again, after donning the wind/water proof bottoms. Bonus
Quite a steep descent once you start heading south east towards the track.
No real paths to follow down as there was about a foot and a half snow all the way down -a sledge would have helped!.
Back on the track and bumped into a few lads from Leeds who were up for the weekend. Enjoy your last night in aviemore lads.
One thing for anyone really - where it says "in winter conditions or foul weather,navigation could be difficult "- believe it.
Cap doffed to Sgairneach Mhor and Beinn Udlamain

Cheers
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Re: There probably are good views

Postby Mantog » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:48 pm

Cheers Coop, we are indeed enjoying our last night :-)
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Re: There probably are good views

Postby Graeme D » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:49 pm

You are doing a lot of cap doffing these days! :lol: My experience of these two sound eerily similar to yours! :crazy:
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Re: There probably are good views

Postby Coop » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:18 am

Graeme D wrote:You are doing a lot of cap doffing these days! :lol: My experience of these two sound eerily similar to yours! :crazy:


Mad as it sounds sometimes I think; this rain, snow and wind you've put in front of me ain't stopping me getting to the top - sometimes!
Just my way of showing a bit of respect to the hills / mountains. :)
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Re: There probably are good views

Postby Graeme D » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:32 pm

Coop wrote:
Graeme D wrote:You are doing a lot of cap doffing these days! :lol: My experience of these two sound eerily similar to yours! :crazy:


Mad as it sounds sometimes I think; this rain, snow and wind you've put in front of me ain't stopping me getting to the top - sometimes!
Just my way of showing a bit of respect to the hills / mountains. :)


My thoughts exactly after Sgor na h-Ulaidh on Saturday! I doffed my cap to it too but still nailed it to the wall! :lol:
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Re: There probably are good views

Postby Coop » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:52 pm

Now you're talking - sgor na h-ulaidh did have crackling views.
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Re: There probably are good views

Postby Graeme D » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:05 pm

Not for me it didn't. The wind howling across it did give me a facelift though! :lol:
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Re: There probably are good views

Postby Coop » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:40 pm

Graeme D wrote:Not for me it didn't. The wind howling across it did give me a facelift though! :lol:


Smiling away just now- reminded me of being on an stuc and being blown over at least 6 times that day. Face contorted, snot everywhere.
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