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Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe


Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:45 pm

Munros included on this walk: Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr nan Gillean

Date walked: 21/09/2019

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1603m

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Some days just pass you by without you even noticing,some days drag on and never seem to end,other days if you're lucky make you feel more alive than you ever thought possible,I think i had one of those days on Skye on Saturday.But first my thanks for such a day goes to Paul Tattersall our guide,if ever anyone has went way above what's expected then what Paul did on Saturday was simply awesome,if anyone is looking for a guide in the Cuillin on Skye then look no further than this awesome human being,on Saturday he went out his way to ensure Jonny616.......JB likes a Beer...AlanS and my good self had the most amazing day ever, I'll leave them to comment on the day if they so wish.
I'm a hill walker,not a scrambler, certainly not a climber so the Skye Cuillin are my biggest fear,I've put off the harder ones for far too long,and now as I hopefully near compleation they loom large on the horizon and bar the way on what I hope is an end to this journey.
I'm not going to bore people with times,locations,names of mountains or such like,suffice to say there are people on here more qualified, eloquent than I ever will be,what I will say is Sgurr nan Gillean by its West ridge & Am Bastier and the bad step in my eyes lived up to their reputation, especially Gillean,the climb onto its summit and then returning the same way to bealach Bastier will live with me until my last breath.
I hope you all enjoy the photos taken on my phone,it's not the best camera phone,but then no camera really captures what the human eye ever sees.
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Brunch na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:04 am

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My journey hasn't quite finished as yet,and if I'm honest I never really thought I'd even get close to where I am today,I have still many adventures to come hopefully,I'm not so sure many will surpass this one
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Brunch na Frithe

Postby jonny616 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:34 am

An awesome day. Paul is an absolute legend to do what he did for James and Alan. Once I get my stuff sorted I'll add some photos. Oh and well done us :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby SusieThePensioner » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:26 am

I very rarely post on here now but, WOW, what a day Willie :D
Well done to you all and brilliant photos (and not photoshopped :lol: :lol: :wink: )
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:39 am

Glad you got them done, Paul's a gem (if a little cracked :wink: )
First time I did those two I was on a high and enjoyed every minute - second time I was utterly terrified, especially going from the window to the summit of Gillean :lol: So I can imagine that experience impressing itself on your memory :D
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby dibs » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:26 pm

Fantastic photos and I share your feelings and thought. When I did these in 2015, a fantastic week and overcome some mental issues that I had stored for many a year to the fact that I thought I wouldn't complete the Munros. Well done all.

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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby rockhopper » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm

Well done all - it's great when forward plans get rewarded with such good conditions. Thanks :)
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby PeteR » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:02 pm

Well you certainly had the weather to really enjoy the whole experience 😁 I recall rain, rain and more rain when I did these. Saw nothing, which might have been a blessing 😂
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby Giant Stoneater » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:25 pm

Used Paul a few times and what a great guide,pushed me out my comfort zone on a really foul day on Sgurr Alasdair.
It's good when it all comes together.
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby Sick Kid » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:41 pm

Excellent stuff Gammy! And well done all! But I knew you’d nail it with Paul leading the way. He’s a great guy and an all round good egg :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby Alan S » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:24 pm

Brilliant mate we couldn't have asked for a better weekend. I enjoyed every minute of this and cannot thank Paul enough for what he done for us, he really is a top bloke. We'll done to you and Jonny for getting these 3 done.
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:34 pm

Brilliant stuff - well done all of you - and the photos with the phone are great, much better than my misty, smeary ones. Strange how over the years the memory tones down the scary edges - well your photos have broght those memories back :crazy: :shock: :wink: - thank you :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby IreneM » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:38 pm

Great stuff Gammy - and smashing photos.

You got the perfect day for it.

Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Brunch na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:25 pm

jonny616 wrote:An awesome day. Paul is an absolute legend to do what he did for James and Alan. Once I get my stuff sorted I'll add some photos. Oh and well done us :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:



Yep Paul Tattersall is legend,what a day we all had.
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:I very rarely post on here now but, WOW, what a day Willie :D
Well done to you all and brilliant photos (and not photoshopped :lol: :lol: :wink: )
:clap: :clap:




I'm the same re posting on WH Susan,but I'm trying to be more active on my TR reports, saying my pictures are brilliant coming from you means so much,thank you

PS..........let's not get involved in that old photoshopped discussion :lol: :lol: :lol:
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