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Permanent whiteout with 70 mph wind..all fun ;-))

Permanent whiteout with 70 mph wind..all fun ;-))

Postby Dolwolfian » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:52 pm

Route description: Monega Hill and Glas Maol round from Glen Isla

Munros included on this walk: Glas Maol

Date walked: 15/03/2018

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 18.1 km

Ascent: 849m

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For my second Munro I knew I will have bad weather but I got even more that I bargained for :shock:

Wind was so strong I almost retreat few time but after risk assessment I decided to carry on and I'm glad I did as will remember for the rest of my life this crazy climb :D

Didn't saw much scenery unless both summit, my boots and GPS screen :lol: as permanent whiteout

For the record even if I'm a rookie at mountain walking and was outside of my "comfort" zone I have a quite substantial military background, right equipment and didn't took any uncalculated risk but as all know when you step in the mountain isn't without risk!

Some pictures (not much sorry):

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Foggy Start
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Follow the Sign ;-))
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Path bury in snow!
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    And the whiteout start!
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    My foot print ;-)
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    Frozen me at Monega hill summit....well I think ;-)
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    Frozen Monega hill summit
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    Exhausted, frozen but believe me HAPPY at the Glas Maol summit ;-)
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    Frozen Glas Maol summit!
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    On my way down!
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    Unfreezing mode ;-))))
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