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Defeat on century bid – towel thrown in at Loch Etchachan

Defeat on century bid – towel thrown in at Loch Etchachan


by Graeme D » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:09 pm

Date walked: 12/02/2011

Time taken: 20.5 hours

Distance: 28 km

Ascent: 970m

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Re: Defeat on century bid – towel thrown in at Loch Etchachan

Postby yokehead » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:31 pm

Stunningly good report, I felt I was right with you reading through it. A real epic that you won't forget! :) 8)
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Re: Defeat on century bid – towel thrown in at Loch Etchachan

Postby Astronick » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:54 pm

That was a brilliant report. Thanks for sharing defeat - a lot of lessons learnt - and not being afraid to tell the truth. You still got some very impressive views. It's amazing to see how much more snow has fallen since I was in that area on the 29th January! Here is the bridge before the Derry flats as it appeared on that day...

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Bridge over the Derry by Nick Bramhall, on Flickr
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Re: Defeat on century bid – towel thrown in at Loch Etchachan

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:45 pm

You know it's a good report when it involves no summits but is still an enjoyable read :D . Seeing all that snow is like being transported to another world - not been out the central belt in a while and it's easy to forget that it's still winter in much of Scotland. Thankfully I have to work most Saturday mornings so can't entertain such fanciful notions as hiking to a remote Cairngorm bothy in the dark... in winter... with a dog to look after :lol: .
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