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"I can't remember it being this steep"

"I can't remember it being this steep"


Postby Coop » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:14 pm

Route description: Gulvain, near Kinlocheil

Munros included on this walk: Gulvain

Date walked: 04/06/2017

Time taken: 6.666 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1228m

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These were the words of an elderly gent who was with his good lady.
I was on the descent on the ziggy zaggy ( sort of) bits when I bumped into them heading up.

3 things i noticed here and I can relate to 2 out of the 3- and I'm not saying which 2 :D

1. Age catches up with you at some point and some things in life take longer.
2. Memory catches up with you.
3. Maybe it was a different mountain. :D


Hope you had a good day and got some good views. I was looking back as I hit the track and it didn't look like it was clearing that often.


Cheeky mountain this one as it is steep with one or 2 false summits
It was misty for me all the way to the trig point. Rained as I got to the large cairn but I decided to hang around for 10 and it paid off as the cloud was blown away at times and some good views were had of all the surrounding hills- those corbetts on either side of Loch Shiel look good.
Nice view of the wee ridge I'd just come over.
Time to head back down - telling myself "no slips - you don't want a wet erse"
Enjoyed the track on the way back and it didn't take as long as I'd expected today

Cap doffed to Gulvain- you cheeky thing you.

Cheers

Ps if the clag is all around you when you get to the 855m point - look left and head to the 2 wee tiny lochans then up to the trig and onwards to the summit cairn.
Or just head north from the 855m point
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Re: "I can't remember it being this steep"

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:34 pm

Coop wrote:...

....Age catches up with you at some point and some things in life take longer.



No it doesn't. It's not true. I'm as fit as I was when I was 40. This is a conspiracy of the young. They're trying to demotivate us.... :roll:

This is definitely the one that I'm sure you can't relate to ... :D
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Re: "I can't remember it being this steep"

Postby Coop » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:16 pm

Alteknacker wrote:
Coop wrote:...

....Age catches up with you at some point and some things in life take longer.



No it doesn't. It's not true. I'm as fit as I was when I was 40. This is a conspiracy of the young. They're trying to demotivate us.... :roll:

This is definitely the one that I'm sure you can't relate to ... :D


Haha I'm saying nowt :D

Ps - forgot to mention. Millions of them were waiting in ambush for me today. Had to make a dash for it as soon as i got out the car. Didnt manage to make sure I'd locked the car and put the lights out 20 times as usual.

They seemed immune to Smidge - A Swingfog is now on the packing list
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