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Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:37 pm
by gammy leg walker
Sunday evening around 6:30 and I'm browsing Monday's weather forecast on MWIS,70% cloud free and no rain,thirty minutes later and the car is packed and I'm Inverlael bound,four hours later and I'm settling down in the car hoping to get an early start the next morning.After a good 6 hrs kip I'm up and walking for 5:45am.
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5:45am and looking back
.My walking companion today will be wee Isla,and a better companion you'd be hard to find
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Wee Isla
.It's a fair old walk in but the time passes quickly with Isla agreeing with all I say :lol: :lol: in what seems no time at all 2 of the 4 targets come into view
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1st & 3rd target
and of course wee Isla is eager to get there
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Hurry up dad
.A fairly steep but straightforward pull up brings you to the first lochan
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Wee lochan before the final push
.not long after you arrive at the bealach where 3 of the 4 mountains rise up from
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Just amazing
I turn south here and climb the steep slopes following the wall,then through the wall to the first Munro
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Beinn Dearg summit
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Summit selfie
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Wee Isla posing
.I don't wait too long here but manage a couple of pics before moving on
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Senna Bhraigh
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Back to the lochan
.After a steep but quick descent back to the lochan and wee Isla is still eager to keep moving
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Hurry up dad
. Doesn't take me too long before I reach number 2 Cona' Mheall
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2nd Munro Cona 'Mheall
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No 2 and Isla still raring to keep moving
and looking across to number 3 Meall nan Ceapraichean
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Meall nan Ceapraichean
.I drop back down to the lochan for the 3rd and final time before the easy pull onto Meall nan Ceapraichean
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Yip there before me
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Summit views
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Summit views
.It's now decision time do I head for home or carry on to the 4th and final Munro of the day.When I started out this morning I hadn't really set myself and real targets of 1-2-3-4 Munro's but in weather like today it really was an easy decision to keep moving and complete the full round
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Eididh nan Clach Geala no 4
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Summit views
. My wee walking companion Isla had been bouncing back and forward all day as spaniels do, always full of endless energy,but on this last Munro she was now starting to feel her efforts today
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A tired wee dug
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All that was left now was the longish walk back to the car and the 4 hour drive back home,still life in the old man yet knocking this round in bang on 10 hours and my biggest solo round ever,when I say solo I mean without human company,but who needs human company when you have the best company any man can ever have,wee Isla you did me proud today.

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:18 pm
by Graeme D
Awa' an get tae work min! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:40 pm
by dogplodder
You're galloping to the finish post - no stopping you now! :clap:

I love wee Isla - same colour as friends' working cocker - great hill companions they are. This brings back memories of doing these hills with Jack and Tess, no longer with us but the memories live on. :angel:

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 pm
by rockhopper
Perfect timing gammy - long day but a great result - you do want good weather for these hills. Was just a little SW of you on some corbetts - such a busy area that day, no wonder given the weather. Thanks :)

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:02 pm
by Huff_n_Puff
Great looking Isla - ya cannae beat a spaniel :clap: :clap: :clap:

Awed by that fact you could do the walk in good time then drive for 4 hrs - that would be the most dangerous part of the day for me :roll: :roll: :lol:

Great area and great photos :D

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:14 pm
by scotsmist
A dog = one of the best hiking accessories :)

Thanks for sharing.

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:29 am
by spiderwebb
Well done mate, pleased you got the 4, but as you said, on a day like that :D :D :D Love the last pic of Isla, and yes the best company :D

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:31 pm
by gammy leg walker
Graeme D wrote:Awa' an get tae work min! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



I'm greatly indebted to your good self as I took your heartfelt advice at the start of my annual leave and bagged myself 8 new blue balloons,once again many thanks. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:36 pm
by gammy leg walker
dogplodder wrote:You're galloping to the finish post - no stopping you now! :clap:

I love wee Isla - same colour as friends' working cocker - great hill companions they are. This brings back memories of doing these hills with Jack and Tess, no longer with us but the memories live on. :angel:



I've still a fair amount still to climb so way,way to early to begin thinking of the end.

Isla is a wee cracker,I never thought I'd be able to replace my last two spaniels Breagh & Kerry, but this wee one is totally amazing wee dug.

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:52 pm
by gammy leg walker
rockhopper wrote:Perfect timing gammy - long day but a great result - you do want good weather for these hills. Was just a little SW of you on some corbetts - such a busy area that day, no wonder given the weather. Thanks :)



Weather wise it couldn't have been better

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:54 pm
by gammy leg walker
Huff_n_Puff wrote:Great looking Isla - ya cannae beat a spaniel :clap: :clap: :clap:

Awed by that fact you could do the walk in good time then drive for 4 hrs - that would be the most dangerous part of the day for me :roll: :roll: :lol:

Great area and great photos :D



It was your TR that inspired me to go do this round on Monday,do thanks

Wee Isla says woof woof

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:55 pm
by gammy leg walker
scotsmist wrote:A dog = one of the best hiking accessories :)

Thanks for sharing.



Yip I'm so so lucky to have her.

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:57 pm
by gammy leg walker
spiderwebb wrote:Well done mate, pleased you got the 4, but as you said, on a day like that :D :D :D Love the last pic of Isla, and yes the best company :D



Thanks mate,took your advice on board re the pacing on this one.

The best company always Spider.

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:53 pm
by pollyh33
Brilliant report, wee Isla is some scribe :clap: :clap: :clap:

It was great fun following your progress live on FB Willie, you certainly made better progress than me and the crazy gang on our attempt.

Well done again, can't wait for the big day now. :D :D :D

XXx

Re: Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:51 am
by gammy leg walker
[quote="pollyh33"]Brilliant report, wee Isla is some scribe :clap: :clap: :clap:

It was great fun following your progress live on FB Willie, you certainly made better progress than me and the crazy gang on our attempt.

Well done again, can't wait for the big day now. :D :D :D

XXx[/quote

Thanks Polly,still a long way before I can think of the big day.

I love all the gang we walk with and the laughs are brilliant,but wee Isla is something special