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Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill


Postby kevsbald » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:08 pm

Route description: Culter Fell circular, near Biggar

Grahams included on this walk: Culter Fell, Gathersnow Hill

Donalds included on this walk: Culter Fell, Gathersnow Hill

Date walked: 16/01/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 12.8 km

Ascent: 850m

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I had been up Culter fell a couple of weeks prior with my hopefully soon to be Brother-in-Law - a nice chap. He wasn't feeling too great so then we had nailed CF in a lazy afternoon and returned. A quick getaway from work and I was flying down the A74 towards Abington. I carried on to the Culter Fell spot that I had done a couple of weeks ago and decided to go back up Culter Fell as it was a cold, crisp and beautiful day. I got to the top of this hill in just over an hour before heading over towards Gathersnow Hill - notably, this would have been horrendously boggy in other conditions but it was fine down to the bealach. I dumped my bag and stormed up my 2nd objective of the day passing some snow just below the plateau. A trek across towards the tiny cairn saw me there at 1615 and a rapid descent and walk back along the reservoir felt good on the legs (in my duvet trousers - supreme!). I love these afternoon 'thefts' of hills not far from my doorstep with the early evening alpenglow. It almost feels a little dangerous to be on the hill so late in the day.
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Culter Fell summit
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Looking over to Gathersnow Hill
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Coulter reservoir resembling Africa
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The mighty cairn
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Reservoir twilight
Last edited by kevsbald on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:23 pm

An affy fine report Kev. :clap:

Must confess to a sharp intake of breath when I saw it popping it (oh matron!!!) :shock: Thought there would be a few dodgy images of my knackered face :lol: :(

Those grahams are sneaky wee blighters :evil: :evil:

We did get rather ideal conditions. 8)

Thanks for a smashing afternoon of blethering, candid words and sound advice- cheers mate X
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:01 pm

Did this and Culter last November. The reason it's called Gathersnow Hill is because there's allways snow on it
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Gathersnow summit
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Gathersnow
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby 2dalmatians » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:02 pm

Nice report Kev, had me chuckling. Would be tempted to join you sometime if only so Ruby and I could get a shot of those trousers and feel that "in leg coital experience" :lol: :lol:
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:06 pm

Enjoyed your report and photos Kev :thumbup:

kevsbald wrote:to feel that in-leg coital experience
You could be starting a new trend here :lol:

I'd like to know if Polly got to have that experience as well??? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby Tinto63 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Nice report and pictures - one of my favourite winter walks, but if you really want a piddly little cairn try (finding the two stones) on Stob Law!
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:07 pm

looks grand waaaaaay down South :lol: nice pics and good report
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby Graeme D » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:44 pm

pollyh33 wrote:An affy fine report Kev. :clap:

Must confess to a sharp intake of breath when I saw it popping it (oh matron!!!) :shock: Thought there would be a few dodgy images of my knackered face :lol: :(

Those grahams are sneaky wee blighters :evil: :evil:

We did get rather ideal conditions. 8)

Thanks for a smashing afternoon of blethering, candid words and sound advice- cheers mate X


Another Graham P???? And one that you actually intended to climb this time!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: What next???? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:59 am

You guys got a fine day for it 8) I've only ventured South once for Tinto when it was blowing a gale and pelting down, these 2 look ideal for a nice winter walk. Mon the snaw!! :lol:
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Re: Blether when gathering Gathersnow Hill

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:19 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:
Another Graham P???? And one that you actually intended to climb this time!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: What next???? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:



Yikes, I'd forgotten about the unintentional Fiarach!!! :oops: :oops:

It just ties in with me forgetting the names of the hills that I've been up :? :?

But yes yes yes to more Grahams in the future, I never say to an invitation to venture up a hill- size doesn't matter :wink:
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