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I fluncked the Lancet Edge!
by Ponyexpress » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Route description: Aonach Beag: Four Munros from Culra
Munros included on this walk: Carn Dearg (Loch Pattack), Geal-charn (Alder)
Date walked: 08/07/2019
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 10.2 km
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Pathfinderpaul (husband) & myself set off the day before for a nice bike in and a stay in our tent by the bothy. A lovely ride in good weather with some lovely shots along the lochside.
IMG_3059 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Then onto Loch Pattack and the wobbly bridge
IMG_3062 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
IMG_3063 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
We soon got the tent up just opposite the Bothy.
IMG_3065 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
and then went in to have a brew. Some young lads on bikes came along & stayed the night and a bit later a couple of ladies came in to have their supper.
IMG_3068 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
An early morning pee by Pathfinder captured a brilliant sunrise
IMG_3072 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Lovely start to day, except I had a dodgy tummy but I was determined I was going to have a go. Fortunately it improved.
We went straight up from the back of the bothy and followed the accepted route.
IMG_3074 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Once we were up the steep sides it was a pleasant stroll to our first Munro.
IMG_3075 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
IMG_3078 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Then onto our second Munro for the day as we wanted to make sure we could do the bike out, I'm not quite as strong as I used to be.
IMG_3080 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
I looked with dread at the Lancet Edge in the distance where I might have had to come down, & I'm NOT a scrambler
IMG_3083 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Still a little snow as we approached the climb to the plateau.
IMG_3084 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
IMG_3085 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Easy walk to the second summit
IMG_3086 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
But could i face the Edge??? Well Pathfinder said we could avoid it if we went back down the way we had come up and then just go down the heather back to Loch an Sgoir.
IMG_3089 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
I didn't mind the rough walking
IMG_3092 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
IMG_3095 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
We were tired by the time we got to the path, but then the bikes were waiting and we just had to pack up the tent and back for a fish and chip supper
Last edited by Ponyexpress on Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
by Mal Grey » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Who cares if you didn't walk the Edge, it looks like you had a fabulous trip anyway.
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