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Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe


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

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:31 pm

weaselmaster wrote: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



Paul's an amazing fella,a little bit quirky,much like your good self :lol: :lol:

That exposed block on Gillean certainly made the pulse quicken.
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:33 pm

dibs wrote: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.

George



My sentiments exactly,Skye holds many fears for me and still bar the way to the end of my journey
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:35 pm

rockhopper wrote:Well done all - it's great when forward plans get rewarded with such good conditions. Thanks :)


I think I have more than paid my dues when it comes to bad weather, Saturday was probably the best day I've ever had on the mountains
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:37 pm

PeteR wrote: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 😂



Saturday's weather was high near perfect tbh,I've been on Skye climbing 5 times and this is the only time I've had good weather,so I've more than paid my dues
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:39 pm

Giant Stoneater wrote: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.



I can't speak highly enough about Paul,he has a brilliant knack of pushing you beyond your limits without realising
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:41 pm

Sick Kid wrote: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:



Thanks Sick Kid,hope the picture I sent to you was a wee surprise Paul was wetting himself.

Like I've said many times Paul's an absolute legend
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:43 pm

Alan S wrote: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.



Just an amazing time we all had,and as you say Paul really made the weekend.
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:45 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote: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:



Many thanks HnP, I have memories that will last a lifetime
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:46 pm

IreneM wrote:Great stuff Gammy - and smashing photos.

You got the perfect day for it.

Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:




Thanks Irene, perfect day and it's not hard to take good pictures in that weather
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:06 pm

Well done Gammy and the rest of the guys, glad you got a great day for it and that you enjoyed it so much :clap:
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby 2manyYorkies » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:19 am

SnG is definitely one of those you want the best of weather for - as you deservedly got. That sense of a summit floating in the air is sensational, as is that west ridge! So pleased for you! I’m lucky, I’ve had 4 out of 11 Cuillin Munro summits that have been clear and dry, so glad this and the Inn Pin were amongst them. 8) 8)
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby jonny616 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:09 am

2manyYorkies wrote:SnG is definitely one of those you want the best of weather for - as you deservedly got. That sense of a summit floating in the air is sensational, as is that west ridge! So pleased for you! I’m lucky, I’ve had 4 out of 11 Cuillin Munro summits that have been clear and dry, so glad this and the Inn Pin were amongst them. 8) 8)


You should hang about with me more I've done 8 out of 11 in breathtaking weather with 1 still to do. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby Sunset tripper » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:19 am

Great pictures. Hard to beat Skye when it's like that. A crackin day.
All the best. :D
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:11 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:Well done Gammy and the rest of the guys, glad you got a great day for it and that you enjoyed it so much :clap:




I hope you get the same weather when it's your turn mate
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Re: Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:13 pm

2manyYorkies wrote:SnG is definitely one of those you want the best of weather for - as you deservedly got. That sense of a summit floating in the air is sensational, as is that west ridge! So pleased for you! I’m lucky, I’ve had 4 out of 11 Cuillin Munro summits that have been clear and dry, so glad this and the Inn Pin were amongst them. 8) 8)



I've been on Skye walking/climbing and this is the first time I've had any views or even dry weather,it's an awesome place
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