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One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle


Postby kevsbald » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:17 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Bhreac

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Cairngorms), Beinn Bhreac

Date walked: 12/10/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 32 km

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That's right, I return to the forum a merried man. Isn't she lovely? However, all the hill inactivity resulted in Mr Munromonster rearing his ugly head! Hud awa thon beastie. According to some of the reports on here and beyond, Beinn Bhreac and its neighbour are pretty mundane. Well, I was lucky or I just happened to find them rather enjoyable. Anyway, I know most prefer to cycle the route into Glen Derry but I really love that glen and it didn't disappoint on Saturday. Once past the lodge, I walked another couple of clicks and Beinn Mheadhoin began to poke out with his crown of tors. A wee cairn does indeed signal the way up a rather boggy path but hey, it's Scotland. It really doesn't take long to hit the summit of Beinn Bhreac and I sat and relished the silence with expansive views over to the Cairngorm biggies and Beinn a Bhuird. An odd cloud bank hung over Strathdon and my silence was only interrupted by an elderly gent who sat and chatted. It was all fine until he told me that at his age, trips out of the tent were verboten and instead he used his trusty old milk bottle - he even showed me! Gads! I took off across the 4km plateau towards Beinn a Chaorainn and while it never seemed to get any closer, I did eventually reach the summit cairn with splendiferous views across to Beinn Mheadhoin and Coire Etchachan. The sight of that pee bottle will live long in my memory. I made a good descent down to Glen Lui and began the long walk back to the Linn of Dee. However, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Joke alert - did you hear about the fly who won the lottery? He bought a sh*te in Spain. A cracking walk and because it's not popular, it afforded tremendous solitude apart from P-man. Lovely to be back folks.
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Me and mrs kevsbald
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Munromonster
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Lovely Glen Derry
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Beinn Mheadhoin yonder
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They mark the way
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Lovely day before pee-man arrived
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Cracking contrasting cloudbank and cairn
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Looking back along Glen Lui
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:26 pm

aaahhhh, that's so lovely...

on behalf of spinsters world wide, lots of love, luck and congrats.. xx :D

Happy walks n happy life :D
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:28 pm

Your avatar does not do you justice.PS yes she is
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby kinley » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:37 pm

Marriage - sad to see a Public Health Professional fall victim to this communicable but eminently preventable condition :lol: ;)

Gorms look nice though 8)
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby Stretch » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:58 pm

Many congrats to you both Kev! Love the last shot of Glen Lui with the pines. I'm sure that after such a fine day you couldn't wait to get home and have a nice cold glass of milk? :lol: :lol: :shock:
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby kevsbald » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:02 pm

Stop. Ur in bad taste.
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby monty » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:12 pm

Congratulations Mrs and Mr Kevsbald. Nice walk too. You would have to bump into the man with the pee bottle and then you would have to tell us :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby Milesy » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:05 pm

Congratulations :D
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby Alan S » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:16 pm

Well done Kev, good to have you back and glad the monsters off your back :)
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby Alastair S » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:25 pm

Congrats - & nice to have you back too :D

32k in 7 hours is some going - that monster takes some sating. And an amazing difference in the weather between the Linn of Dee and Deeside - cloud base here was at about 200m all day and not a hint of sun.
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby NevJB » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:47 am

Congratulations Kev and Mrs Kev too.
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby HighlandSC » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:49 am

Congrats Kev and MrsKevsBald :D :thumbup:
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:54 am

Aye, aye - many congrats! :D
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby Fudgie » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:24 am

Congratulations to both of you :D
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Re: One wedding, a Munromonster and a pee-bottle

Postby mountain coward » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:39 pm

Yeah congrats Kev! When we did those we took bikes to Derry Lodge - made it much easier. We did the Munros and tops either side of the plateau (2 + 2) - is that what you did? Love Glen Derry with a vengeance! one of my fave places... And you've got a pic of Fearlas Mhor! :D
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