Mount Battock and snow
by Merry-walker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:55 pm
Route description: Mount Battock from Glen Esk
Corbetts included on this walk: Mount Battock
Date walked: 25/10/2010
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 15 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The tracks are very good here although one or two didn't seem to appear on my map.
I wondered whether there would be any snow on Battock although I could see the snow on the higher mountains way off in the distance.
Not long before Wester Cairn appears. Very rocky place....
Just after the dip, the snow appeared and with the electric fence being locked I had to crawl under it. There were foot prints in the snow but we didn't see another soul the whole time. Shortly after this, Mount Battock came into view, and so did more snow.
After about another 30-40 minutes, me and Mez reached the top!
I really love hill walking especially when seeing the beautiful views, but I still get a slight panicky feeling, briefly, when I think that I am out there on my own. So after taking quick pictures and a short video shot, then cramming a buttie and cuppee down, we headed back.
We were tired but happy and after a short stop at Edzell for squiffy juice, we were home in no time.
I put together a short video, the music was in my head the whole way on this climb. I still haven't got the hang of the video camera (still have my Braemar stuff to put together). Hope you enjoy it.
Happy hills xx
by kinley » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:00 pm
Lochnagar looks very white
Nice report - need to take a trip this way and have a look
by gammy leg walker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:10 pm
by mike law » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:19 pm
Nice report, nice pictures, nice...... winter is just around the corner.
by 2dalmatians » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:23 am
by Jockstar » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:58 am
Wish I had your clear skies as for the 3rd week running mist came in and didn't get the pictures this week from the top of Schiehallion.
Some of those photos are great - especially no.28
- mountain coward
by Merry-walker » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:41 am
I'll have to join up with others I think
by alanmurray » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:02 am
Great when you get a clear crisp day - that's why hill walking is so addictive.
I've only hill walked solo once - in Skye, in the evening. Great feeling going up, although as it was getting near darkness, and coming down, became quite stressed , and further panic set in when I lost my way and came to a vertical impassible drop. Walked a little on my own on Ben Nevis when I needed a bit of space.
by Merry-walker » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:00 am
alanmurray wrote:and came to a vertical impassible drop.
OMG very scarey, thanks for your comments Alan
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