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Could the pensioners do all three?

Could the pensioners do all three?


Postby PathfinderPaul » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:22 pm

Route description: Carn Dearg, Carn Sgulain and A'Chailleach

Munros included on this walk: A' Chailleach (Monadhliath), Carn Dearg (Monadhliath), Carn Sgulain

Date walked: 06/07/2019

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 24.5 km

Ascent: 1201m

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We decided to reverse the Walkhighlands route so we could do the first two before the long trek across the plateau , in case we ran out of steam :roll: :roll: I am over 70 & Ponyexpress is almost there. Also if weather changed we didn't fancy the plateau in strong winds or heavy rain :crazy: We'd have to then come back another time for the third. However as the report details it wasn't necessary, but we weren't the only ones doing it this way round :)
Lovely weather as Ponyexpress (wife) and myself started out and we loved the wonderful track to start with :D
ImageIMG_3010 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
A little further up we even found a bench put there in memory of a man who had worked in the area.
ImageIMG_3011 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
We could have used it further on :(
We soon lost the track and followed the burn and worked out about the right place to cross without getting too wet :D
ImageIMG_3014 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
We soon got to the first summit which had a nice shelter for a quick sandwich.
ImageIMG_3015 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Then onto the next one to see how bad the peat hags were???
ImageIMG_3016 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
yes they were there but we were very fortunate as it had been very dry :lol:
ImageIMG_3017 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
But was this pile of stones the real summit :roll: :roll:
ImageIMG_3018 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Then onto the long slog across the plateau but we had wonderful visibility which was a great help :)
ImageIMG_3020 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
Then we could see the final summit in the distance :D
ImageIMG_3021 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
We met some young guys who overtook us but they very kindly took a photo for us :D
ImageIMG_3025 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
We watched them as they headed off to go down to see which way they went.
ImageIMG_3027 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
The path off was very clear......
ImageIMG_3028 by Joan Howard, on Flickr
But after that it was a bit wet until we the path lower down improved, but it was a long walk out and we were getting tired....always seems a bit further after 5.00 pm!!!! But we had had a great day and perfect weather for this outing :clap: :clap:
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Last edited by PathfinderPaul on Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Could the pensioners do all three?

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:15 pm

Could the pensioners do all three? :shock: :shock: :shock: Was there ever any doubt? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Could the pensioners do all three?

Postby PathfinderPaul » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:12 pm

Hi Huff n Puff, thanks for your encouragement :D In fact we did the route in reverse in case we couldn't do the traverse of the plateau for the third, so we would have 2 in the bag & return another time for the furthest one out.
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Location: Biddulph, Staffs Moorlands

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