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Carn Dearg Solo

Carn Dearg Solo


Postby Louise993 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:59 pm

Munros included on this walk: Carn Dearg (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 19/10/2019

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 25.24 km

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Part of the club weekend Strathspey Mountain Hostel only 2 showers, small kitchen

Solo walk

I had previously done the other 2 as a club walk back in 2013 11/08/2013. When Ian pulled me out of a peat bog.

So today I ended up going from a track by Cluny Castle which the man (Simon) staying at the hostel suggested.
Excellent track right up to the bothy (took me 1hr 10 mins to get to bothy)
Then it got shitty!
2 river crossings and constant uneven terrain and bog. There is supposed to be a track but its just quad tracks that disappear a lot.
It took me 5 hours to reach the summit it was horrendous! On the plus side it on took me just over 3 hours to get back down.
The bothy is awsome some pics below.
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Re: Carn Dearg Solo

Postby AHillTooFar » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:07 pm

Pity it was such an arduous journey in, a really nice area with fantastic views in some directions. The loch beside Carn Dearg is nicely set with the cliffs to the rear. I didn't have time to visit it closer. I went through Glen Banchor from the east rather than a route from the south.

Although glean ballach also had a lot of bog. I got such nice pictures my memory erases those parts.
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Re: Carn Dearg Solo

Postby Play2End » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:45 pm

I enjoy reading your walk reports, keep them coming. I remember now pulling you out of that bog, I was younger then and would struggle now with my Zimmer by my side. Cheers☺️
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Re: Carn Dearg Solo

Postby brpro26 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 am

Good to see your still getting up them hills...solo? who's going to get you out the bog. That couch looks in no bad nick.
Don't like how your ahead of me on the hill count.... must get my finger out. Cheers the noo.
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Re: Carn Dearg Solo

Postby Louise993 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:59 pm

Play2End wrote:I enjoy reading your walk reports, keep them coming. I remember now pulling you out of that bog, I was younger then and would struggle now with my Zimmer by my side. Cheers☺️


Hi Ian
Hope you are well. Only just noticed these comments.

Haha yes you were an absalute hero that day. I might had been sucked in forever if you hadnt pulled me out.

Hope to see you soon.

xx
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Re: Carn Dearg Solo

Postby Louise993 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:02 pm

brpro26 wrote:Good to see your still getting up them hills...solo? who's going to get you out the bog. That couch looks in no bad nick.
Don't like how your ahead of me on the hill count.... must get my finger out. Cheers the noo.


Heay Brian

How the hell are ya?

Good to hear from you.

Only about another 4 years to go lol

Hope i get them done...my old knees are knackered and if i put anymore weight on i will be able to roll down them. :lol:
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Re: Carn Dearg Solo

Postby Louise993 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:03 pm

AHillTooFar wrote:Pity it was such an arduous journey in, a really nice area with fantastic views in some directions. The loch beside Carn Dearg is nicely set with the cliffs to the rear. I didn't have time to visit it closer. I went through Glen Banchor from the east rather than a route from the south.

Although glean ballach also had a lot of bog. I got such nice pictures my memory erases those parts.


Ah that sounds like a good route too :)
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Re: Carn Dearg Solo

Postby Louise993 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:05 pm

brpro26 wrote:Good to see your still getting up them hills...solo? who's going to get you out the bog. That couch looks in no bad nick.
Don't like how your ahead of me on the hill count.... must get my finger out. Cheers the noo.



Haha you will need to get your finger oot :wink:
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