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North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie


Postby Mama Bean » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:50 pm

Route description: Goatfell, from Corrie

Corbetts included on this walk: Goat Fell

Date walked: 20/01/2011

Distance: 8.5 km

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Having snooped around this site for a while, thought I should post something for my home hills on Arran, where I do most of my wandering. This wee outing was the first of the year, and with the hills just out the back, it was an easy choice of day... Pea-souper down here, high pressure to boot, wee one in school.
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Down there...

It didn't take long to leave the cotton wool behind...
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And up there...

Up through Coire Lan and onto North Goatfell...
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Glen Sannox under the mire...

The views were just peachy... clouds flirting with everything in sight, bar us (which is always nice)
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Thick mobile blankets seeping over the Beinns...
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Obscuring Cir Mhor and lapping at The Castles...
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Looking over to The Divine Goat
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and the torrs of Stacach

Time for a bit of scrambling and also a twitch of excitement at the prospect of a you know what! Looking back to the north, the cloudage clears for a minute...
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Cir Mhor makes an appearance...ish

Then...
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here it comes...

As the wisps start to flow in, I grab Elsa and we both get in on the action...
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Brocken Twins

Needless to say, we nearly gushed our knickers. First one for both of us :D
We summit onto Goatfell where there are four guys, none remotely impressed with our sighting, which they could have shared by moving 20 yards down the hill. Showed them my snaps...nada. Weirdos. Anyway, we were full of it and when the grouches had left... Right from the top... we got MORE!! :lol:
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The sun was definitely shining right on us!
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And Elsa celebrated with a handstand of glee...
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Time to head back down the tourist path... stopping for a satsuma on the shoulder...
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Looking down over Brodick Bay...

Then back down into that to pick up Bean from school...
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mmm... inviting...

It's a real privilege to live with these Arran hills on my doorstep... to be able to pick and choose my days in them and watch them endlessly. They might be wee, but they pack a punch!
So there it is... my first report. Hope it works and that someone sees it! It's quite tricky writing something without being really rude and doing lots of swearing, but if I can get the photos to load considerably more rapidly, I might do it again. :)
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby dooterbang » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:58 pm

Brilliant :lol:

Some fab photos from what looked a great day.

You're very lucky to have such hills on your doorstep.

I've yet to visit Arran but will do this summer for some cycling and scrambling :)

Great first Trip Report.
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby tomyboy73 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:02 am

well done mama bean, great pics and report. I was equally impressed with my spectre, some folk just don`t get it :lol:
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby ChrisW » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:04 am

Great report, loved it. Can't understand the weirdos either.....reckon they were jealous :D
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby Milesy » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:00 am

Wow very nice! Love the inversion!!

Cant wait to get back to Arran.
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby rockhopper » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:42 am

Cracking stuff :thumbup:

Very jealous....not just the pictures...........but also wish I could do a handstand :lol:
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby tango » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:36 am

A great report, like the cut of your jib too... :lol: .I had a chance of a Brocken back in October in the Lakes,& guess what?? camera didn't want to play ball "git"... :D
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby Paul Webster » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:35 am

Wow, that's absolutely fantastic! What a first post....

It's quite tricky writing something without being really rude and doing lots of swearing, but if I can get the photos to load considerably more rapidly, I might do it again. :)


Oooh - I wonder if you uploaded your original sized photos in full resolution. If so, it will have taken ages :o . It is much quicker if you resize your photos first to 640 pixels wide (you can use something like Picasa to make smaller versions of them all at once). If you do that they will upload loads faster :D
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby malky_c » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:51 am

Brilliant - great photos. These would be great hills to have on your doorstep :)
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby Mama Bean » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:03 pm

Aw... Cheers y'all. What a friendly bunch.
Mr Webster... thou speakest foreign language but I shall persevereth... :?
Have also been trying like a bear to get a profile pic up... :?
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby FMCKIE » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:00 pm

I remember this day the Arran mountains looked stunning sticking out of the clouds. It was a grim day down at sea level though. Lucky sod living on Arran. Im just across the water and been climbing there since a school boy. Love the place.

BTW : I was amazed to see that I can see the Arran mountains from my work in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire!
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby soulminer » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:23 pm

A fine day you had,terrific photos and a well deserved 'handstand of glee' from Elsa.
Have Arran planned for this year sometime so say hello if you pass :lol:
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby baggervance » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:20 pm

Mama - great first report with some cracking pics.

I come over to Arran every year in the first week of May with my other half and our dogs. I love climbing in those hills - truly Scotland in minature :) :)

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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:30 pm

Loved this report and fabulous photies.
:D 8)

Them people just don't get it :lol:
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Re: North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Postby CarolB » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:25 pm

Loved your report and the photos are fab!!
We're very lucky to have this on our back door!!
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