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First balloons of the year

First balloons of the year


Postby Jaywizz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:42 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Hill of Garvock, Strathfinella Hill

Date walked: 03/01/2019

Distance: 8.7 km

Ascent: 339m

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Various circumstances contrived to postpone the planned 'shortest day' walk so it was a real pleasure to be out early in January (even if the temperature never rose above -2 degrees C).
First 'hill' of the day - Hill of Garvock, distance and ascent from the car 4.4km and 74m. McMole gained a few more metres of ascent by climbing to the top of the tower ......... I kept a very respectable distance away, the top blocks look a bit insecure.
Looking north we could see our next objective - Strathfinella - in sunshine - although as we scaled this from the north, we were in shadow all the way.
WH Strathfinella.jpg
Even darker in the trees around the trig point, Pete and McMole

Again, McMole gained a few more metres of distance and height ('No it's not a competition') by going back to check he had locked his car.
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