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by litljortindan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Route description: Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chrulaiste
Date walked: 29/10/2017
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 6 km
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Trying to both maximise my chances of decent weather and not take on anything too taxing led me to Beinn a' Chrulaiste.
I was a little put off when I saw how busy the car park was but a quick scan of the hillside beyond indicated relatively few bodies going up or down and I didn't really want to change plans having left a note at home to say this was where I was headed.
A pleasant start along the WHW gave way to a slippery, saturated and muddy beginning to the ascent. Five minutes in and I was clinging onto the one walking pole and made a decision to fall towards the grassy hillside rather than chancing a full coating of path, both my feet and the other pole having given way. The grass can't be too wet or cold, I thought. Yes it could!
Fortunately, I have recently finished reading a Tom Crean biography and thought of an episode recounted of one poor soul falling into icy water and having to "walk off" the effects due to there being no spare clothing available to change into. Thus inspired, I simply ignored my freezing backside and focused on avoiding a repeat slip.
Fortunately, I managed the rest of the walk upright and the forecast wind and wind chill were absent so thawing and drying took place fairly quickly.
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25 years since I was first at those twin peaks!
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by Graeme D » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:27 pm
by Alteknacker » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:44 pm
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by Cairngorm creeper » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:08 am
by litljortindan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Graeme D wrote:This is definitely a hill where it's all about location, location, location. The bog trot in from the back of the Kingshouse is worse than Paschendaele though!
Oh well sounds like I maybe at least got the drier side and yes, hills on the periphery of an area often seem to yield good views.
by litljortindan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:19 pm
Alteknacker wrote:Some fantastic pics there. This is one I still have to do, but it's clearly worth it for the views.
Thanks. Even I found this easy though so maybe best saved for a half day, an over nighter or bring a book.
by litljortindan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:21 pm
Stefan1 wrote:Amazing views. Looks like a really nice walk!
Yes, apart from the first and last half hours this was quite enjoyable. It isn't much more than a lump with a view though but a good view.
by litljortindan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Cairngorm creeper wrote:Beautiful photos. Glad you dried out, sitting in mud is normally best saved for the descent
Thanks! I did have my waterproof trousers to hand but they were mainly intended for countering any wind chill. If I can avoid putting them on I do as I find them slowing and restricting. Maybe should re-think that slightly.