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Up My Stairs

Up My Stairs


Postby Sgurr » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:14 pm

Date walked: 02/04/2020

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Time taken Secret
Fitbit steps 48, stairs only, not the long walk in



As confirmed Marilyn baggers, we don't necessarily take the scenic route, but drive to the beginning. The next two photos are the scenic bits

Out of the cellar. Now going south

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If you do it in the dark this is where the security light senses movement and turns on, but to be safe you should take a head torch for the first bit. Now going west

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That's the end of the scenic bit and where we usually start. But no cutting corners and taking a train
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And these mountain bikes are well secured to the wall, so leave them alone too

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Time to brace yourself for the LONG WALK IN. We were stopped in the carpark for Dreish and Mayar once and had to fill in a questionnaire about putting the car park further away from the mountains to give them an added degree of solitude and getting people used to the long walk in. We ticked the "No" box. Not that we couldn't do it at that age (mid fifties), but we foresaw a time (like now) when we wouldn't be able to do it. However, we can still do this long walk in, though if this malarkey goes on for much longer it too might have a question mark. Now going east.

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South, and possibly head-torch time again
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Now heading east. Those who want a real work-out can run up here. We stopped irunning the stairs since our experience at the last house when we were training for Bulgaria and joined by younger people who nearly took a header through the glass window at the bottom by doing the stairs two at a time. This is not recommended.
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Memento of what I used to do. 2nd hand booksellers get very used to climbing up stairs carrying heavy loads. When rotund people with office jobs entered and said "I shall do this when I retire" I used to smile and say "It's really enjoyable" but, with venomous pronunciation in my head thought "And are you going to hire somebody to climb up and down attic stairs and sort out all the student texts with highlights? Because you won't earn enough and will have to be FIT.""
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This is blurred, because it is the family heirloom, sold to my father when he was too old to know better by a shyster who took a genuine (lesser) artist in part exchange. It isn't John Constable, but I was never allowed to question this.
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My mother bought this from a nice Canadian artist to remind her of the time she had gone to teach in Canada Just think, I could have been Canadian. When a Canadian tourist left a maple leaf hat in my shop, and obviously wasn't returning, I embezzled it. It was shaming to find out how much more popular you are as a Canadian than a member of ones own country UK.. Even better, I am afraid than being Scots.

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Now turning south again. My husband brought back this rug from Peru when I did't get to go (BOOOO) because he was filling a late vacancy in a party of 4 guys. He accidentally stumbled across the standard best bargaining technique by walking away , not as a ploy, he had just run out of money. The guy then ran after him and offered it at his last bid.
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Round we go. There is a small corner where you can stand if you have run out of breath and let people from the other way go by.
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Still going east

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Got this from a Moscow visit. I think the proletariat are supposed to be sweeping away the capitalists, but these days it is probably Putin sweeping away everyone
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Sister in a meadow painted by her husband. She doesn't much like hills, but at least I have her to thank for coming with me up my first Munro Eididh na Clach Geala. I think all the flowers are artistic license
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You will all know where this is. Bought from a B & B owner north of the Fisherfield. He gave us the advice to climb Beinn Dearg Beag by the north ridge rather than up the bealach between the two. I swore at him all the wayup, but had to agree he was right when coming down from the bealach
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We bought this in Harris driving round all the galeries of the Golden Road
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This is what you need to get you to the next bit
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In fact, we're not going up the next bit, because it involves getting a chair out to stand and pull the ladder down, and we are trying (if failing) to avoid doing anything that might involve MRT
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Last edited by Sgurr on Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:26 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: How many receptions for a munro :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby Sgurr » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:36 pm

Do you mean repetitions? I worked out very crudely that if you take 2 steps for vertical feet on a Munro, and start at sea level approx 6000 steps and this is 48 steps (not including the scenic route...a bit difficult to add this as whenever the wind blows it slams the back door.) you have to do it 125 times to make a Munro.(I deleted "only" there)
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:38 pm

Ahh you spotted the auto correction :oops: :oops:

I suppose the door slamming could be the equivalent of the diversions for bog hopping :lol: :lol:

Impressed with the maths!
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby jmarkb » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:53 pm

Excellent! :D
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby Gordie12 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:21 pm

I feel like I've traveled half way round the world within the one walk report. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Love the rug.
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby litljortindan » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:27 pm

You need some passing place signs.
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby Sgurr » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:25 pm

litljortindan wrote:You need some passing place signs.


Brilliant idea.

There used to be snow up top, but husband took down the big photos of A' Chralaig and Everest as they were getting sunned.
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby Graeme D » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:04 pm

You got some decent weather for it! :D
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby mash tun » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:32 pm

Yup, you do get some of the best views from some of the smaller hills.....although you must be quite high to be able to get a decent line of sight to Fisherfield and Harris :wink:
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Re: Up My Stairs

Postby Mal Grey » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:38 pm

A journey full of memories. Thanks for sharing! Conditions were good too!
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