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Gulvain

Gulvain


Postby tombombadilio » Mon May 20, 2019 10:28 am

Route description: Gulvain, near Kinlocheil

Munros included on this walk: Gulvain

Date walked: 11/11/2017

Time taken: 6.82 hours

Distance: 13.1 km

Ascent: 1328m

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Dark winter's morning


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Summit appears clear


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Not far past here, cold gets to iPhone


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Phone killed by cold until back at car


Summary:
Bleak winter's morning with strong winds forecast. Wet underfoot on approach, soon freezing. Feeling bitter. Although phone battery died (charger didn't make a difference) about half an hour in, continued walk, so no summit shot. Top was v windy with what must have been strong wind chill with lots of lying snow. Hard work walking north into the wind. Some blue skies made it worth it. No wildlife. Met one old guy in old-fashioned/improvised waterproofs/canvas struggling up on my way down, good on him. Also, a couple who used a bothy to the west the night before? A day when you're glad to get back down to the glen and return to a hostel for shower and disgusting calories.

Start: 07:13
Finish: 14:04
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