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Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!


by dooterbang » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:53 pm

Route description: Carn na Caim and A'Bhuidheanach Bheag, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, Carn na Caim, Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 17/12/2011

Time taken: 10.45 hours

Distance: 25.2 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:12 pm

well done on another long day...
weve seen the close up pic of you. thats enough..so i widnay bother posting the naked one :)
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:42 pm

mountain thyme wrote:weve seen the close up pic of you. thats enough..so i widnay bother posting the naked one :)
remember ive seen you in your knickers after a walk - am still in therapy.
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:56 pm

Dooters, fantastic effort. I guess it helps being with such a large group but can't help thinking this is beyond me ! Then again my solo epic last March was probably similar when I think about it with 5 miles to walk out in the dark in near white out from midday with two self arrest slips thrown in for good measure. Wife didn't think it was so funny at the time though !

Cracking report :D
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby Louise » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:58 pm

wow, what a day!
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby nathan79 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:05 am

A beast of a winter trek.

WIth a hangover and poor sleep. Rather you than me!
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby rockhopper » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:12 am

Definitely off your collective rockers - maybe if you stopped fooling around you might get back in time for your dinner :lol: :lol:

But seriously, epic trip doots and great sunset photos towards the end :D Back in May I had worked out a route to cover the 7 munros, plus The Sow and the Graham, Creag Ruadh, in one big 2 day loop with an overnight camp on a dry, hot, sunny end of May holiday weekend -didn't quite work out that way :shock: - much prefer your weather even though not good all the time 8)
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby DavyB » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:31 am

Yep another good day in the hills(and night), looking forward to another epic soon, great fun. Star gazing was a nice end to a fun night. :D
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby fipriestley » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:48 am

Great report - what an adventure! Now I'm really kicking myself for only doing 1 of 2 munros aimed for yesterday :roll:
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:23 am

Hi Dooterbang! It was nice to have met you too. I wondered whether you managed to do Meal Chuaich - hats off to you and your group, in such conditions. First class mountain porn :lol: Glad you got down safely :D So did we!
We managed to reach both Munro summits (working with map, compass and gps), we looked like snowmen - so Black Panther turned into a Snow Leopard for a short time :lol: It was really hellish up there and on the way to the second Munro the wind stole our map!!! Kevin tried to chase it, no chance, he moved too slow in the snow. Luckily we still had a picture of the map on the camera and could take grid refs from gps so we found the top cairn. From there we decided to go due west and instead of looking for the quarry track we went down a snowy gully. It was mostly good going, a few funny moments with snow up to our bums :lol: :lol: :lol: We were back down just about when the sun was setting.
I'll post my report soon just as I find some time to sort pics - I've got Christmas madness going on now at home at full speed. Crazy time!
Here's one more proof that condition up there were just as described:
snow leopard.jpg
Snow Leopard by the summit cairn of (not very visible) Carn na Caim.
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby Rekrab » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:15 pm

I didn't know kevin was married!!! spole to him on the phone last night and he mentioned meeting 100's of WH members!!

Mackenzie,
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:38 pm

Rekrab wrote:I didn't know kevin was married!!! spole to him on the phone last night and he mentioned meeting 100's of WH members!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I think there are too many Kevins participating in this story! Easy to confuse them!
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby Rekrab » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:53 pm

lol yeah!! the kev i'm talking about has long hair, from glasgow, was probably wearing shorts.

MacKenzie,
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby Eskimo » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Did these hills on a very baltic day in January of this year. Icy rain with a decent wind made for a god awful day! I would trade your whiteout anytime!

Excellent read again. Top marks!
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby Kevin29035 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:33 pm

Good job on the 3 dooterbang and everyone else.

Rekrab wrote:I didn't know kevin was married!!! spole to him on the phone last night and he mentioned meeting 100's of WH members!!

Mackenzie,


Yes there's another Kevin .. looks like I don't get a mention!

;)
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Re: Whiteouts & Walking in the Dark!!

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:42 pm

Kevin29035 wrote:Yes there's another Kevin .. looks like I don't get a mention!


You will get your share in my report :lol: Maybe I'll call it "Two Kevins and a runaway map"
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