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Last hill of the decade

Last hill of the decade


Postby Coop » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:05 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Uamh Bheag

Donalds included on this walk: Beinn nan Eun, Uamh Bheag

Date walked: 31/12/2019

Time taken: 4.9 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 800m

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Well, another year and decade comes to an end;
And I hope everyone on WH achieved their goals, or some of them; if you set any for 2019.
If you've set any for 2020 hopefully you achieve some of them , if not all.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all and may the views be with you, Cheers

Thought I'd end the year by going up this Graham/ donald combo.
Just one or two points really. Once you get to the waterfall go up a bit on the left side and you'll eventually come to a wooden bridge to cross.
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Theres another one about 500m past this one.
Finally got to meet Bart on the summit of Uamh Bheag, doesn't say a lot but hes a happy chap

And rather than come with me on the peat hag assault course, Bart decided he'd rather stay and watch over Ben vorlich and Stuc a chroin
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Have I mentioned the peat hags yet
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-they start before the summit of Uamh Bheag and finish after beinn nan Eun. Not too bad today really as most were frozen, and I wouldn't like to go through these after a lot of rain, or in the summer.
Dont tell yourself " phew, the hags are over" , because theres more, and when this lots finished , theres even more!!
Some kind soul actually helped with this one
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Good circuit today, helped by the weather and frozen ground

A nice pic of Ben Vorlich and co to finish
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And one of the Graham Beinn Dearg which looked so impressive today - one for the future
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Ascent is a rough estimate- probably a lot more due to clambering up down those hags :D
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Re: Last hill of the decade

Postby Grisu » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:18 pm

Nice way to finish a year. I did something similar for the first time and I think that this could become a tradition :D
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Re: Last hill of the decade

Postby gld73 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:54 pm

Looks like you had a better end to the year than me Coop (not hard, I was working Hogmanay night shift. No peat hags on it though!).
Hope to catch up with you somewhere in 2020!
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Re: Last hill of the decade

Postby Coop » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:39 pm

"Grisu"

Cheers it's always good to try and get out over the festive period
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Re: Last hill of the decade

Postby Coop » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:43 pm

gld73 wrote:Looks like you had a better end to the year than me Coop (not hard, I was working Hogmanay night shift. No peat hags on it though!).
Hope to catch up with you somewhere in 2020!


Sterling job you do as well.
I've 5 day period towards the end of May- and got Ben Alder group in mind. Going myself just now. Give me a shout if you fancy it
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Re: Last hill of the decade

Postby Grisu » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:44 am

Coop wrote:"Grisu"

Cheers it's always good to try and get out over the festive period


Just surfing a bit on WH and came across our last contact.
Was there any hint of what would come and that they would keep us from walking?
I feel so sad and depressed about all that.
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Re: Last hill of the decade

Postby Coop » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:41 pm

Grisu wrote:
Coop wrote:"Grisu"

Cheers it's always good to try and get out over the festive period


Just surfing a bit on WH and came across our last contact.
Was there any hint of what would come and that they would keep us from walking?
I feel so sad and depressed about all that.


It has been tough, bit tougher for others more than me out there i can bet.
Keep telling myself we're coming out of this soon.
And fisherfield is in my head for June so that's keeping me going. Need a few big days out before then though to get the hill fitness back up. Sone of my wee local grahams ard good half days out but not up there with the big days and long high walks.
All the best my friend and take care out there. Any plans yourself for when we're out of this
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Re: Last hill of the decade

Postby Grisu » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:37 pm

Coop wrote:
Grisu wrote:
Coop wrote:"Grisu"

Cheers it's always good to try and get out over the festive period


Just surfing a bit on WH and came across our last contact.
Was there any hint of what would come and that they would keep us from walking?
I feel so sad and depressed about all that.


It has been tough, bit tougher for others more than me out there i can bet.
Keep telling myself we're coming out of this soon.
And fisherfield is in my head for June so that's keeping me going. Need a few big days out before then though to get the hill fitness back up. Sone of my wee local grahams ard good half days out but not up there with the big days and long high walks.
All the best my friend and take care out there. Any plans yourself for when we're out of this


Fisherfield! That's a great project!
Since two years I have this in mind but until now I only have managed the Shenaval route in 2019 and a walk along Gruinard River to Loch na Sealga last summer. (I was lucky enough to start my holidays last summer, ten days before my bookings Sturgeon reopened the country).
It is a very impressive area which I also could admire from Sgurr Fiona in 2019, but I have great respect of this walk! Not sure when I will be able to do this walk, the only thing I know is, that I won't go back the route over the shenaval hut - that is a real slog! I rather prefer to go back along the river and follow the much gentler route over Sail Liath.
I have booked two weeks in Plockton and hope to manage some more walks in Kintail this summer.
But it is still sad that the anticipation is tarnished by this covid-stuff and all these uncertanties.
However, I'll keep my fingers crossed for our walking plans and I wish you good walks whereever you are and succesful preparation for this great walk! Looking forward to your report and maybe some pics.
Thanks for your kind reply, that helps.
Take care and stay safe!
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