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First of many

First of many


Postby samwakehome » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:52 am

Route description: Lochnagar from Glen Muick

Munros included on this walk: Lochnagar

Date walked: 14/10/2010

Distance: 19 km

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And we have begun.
First Munro bagged.
Cold foggy start but walked above the clouds to a glorious sunny day.
Rewarding and beautiful.
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Re: First of many

Postby Stretch » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:21 am

Welcome to the club! A fine hill to start with in my opinion. Any pics of the inversion to share?
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Re: First of many

Postby Milesy » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:41 am

Sam? ,

Inversion pictures please (we eat them up here)
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Re: First of many

Postby monty » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:01 am

Iconic munro made famous in a poem by Lord Byron in 1807 for your first. Excellent. Any photos? :D


Away ye gay landscapes, ye gardens of roses
In you let the minions of luxury rove
Restore me the rocks where the snowflake reposes
If still they are sacred to freedom and love.
Yet Caledonia, dear are thy mountains
Round their white summits tho' elements war
Tho' cataracts foam 'stead of smooth flowing fountains
I sigh for the valley of dark Lochnagar.

Lord Byron
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Re: First of many

Postby Jockstar » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:07 pm

love the poem....where's the piccies? It can take a bit of time to get to grips with how its done. Just hope you had a camera ? :D
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Re: First of many

Postby Scotjamie » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:12 pm

Well done samwakehome - now you are on your way, but also note the poem by Glen Carron de Montagne

When munro rookies tak tae hills
And baggers want their picture thrills
Tae change reports from good tae great
At least an FZ 38
Tae show the clouds wi’ sky so bright
Inversion’s unco glorious sight
But no just words o’ cloud and sky
And Milesy’s long and plaintive cry
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Re: First of many

Postby samwakehome » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:31 pm

I have posted pictures of the inversion on Facebook if you want to see them.
I use my iPhone and iPad and don't often put pics onto PC unless I am using my proper camera!

Search Sam Wake and my picture is Lego Woody!
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