walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Beinn an Dothaidh - A Return to West Gully

Beinn an Dothaidh - A Return to West Gully


Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:58 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn an Dothaidh

Date walked: 19/02/2012

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 890m

5 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

A great day on Beinn An Dothaidh with outstanding views on top:)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKxZZTHhK6w&feature=plcp&context=C3cf89c8UDOEgsToPDskL4M7uA6sZPX-jYNc3qA6zK[/youtube]

Had planned on another technical route going for Taxus, however on closer insepection the ice had not formed properly and was mainly ice from the previous day. So we headed for West Gully.
DSC01131.JPG
lower down in gully
Initially the gully did not look in however the snow and Neve turned out to be fantastic and we soloed up the gully having a great time.
DSC01141.JPG
heading towards blue skies
DSC01163.JPG
almost there
The weather was good as well and once we had finished the route the views of central and southern highlands were excellent. Could even see the distant cairngorms in the sun throug and beyond Loch Ericht. Cracking visibility today. :D
BLACK AND WHITE.jpg
Ben Lui from top
DSC01111.JPG
blue skies
Last edited by wilkiemurray on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
wilkiemurray
 
Posts: 1315
Joined: Jan 26, 2012
Location: Perthshire

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby quoman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:28 pm

you guys are mental :lol: :lol: only kidding
the video is superb and the music fantastic the late great Bon Scott
User avatar
quoman
Walker
 
Posts: 960
Munros:282   Corbetts:10
Grahams:1   Donalds:5
Sub 2000:2   
Joined: Nov 14, 2011
Location: larbert

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby monty » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:50 pm

Awesome. Great video :D
monty
 

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby Jock McJock » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:01 pm

One word, WOW!! Stunning, magic, brilliant! OK, that's more than one word but that's top stuff. You are mental, by the way, but loved watching that :lol: :lol:
Jock McJock
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 448
Munros:170   Corbetts:5
Grahams:2   
Sub 2000:1   
Joined: Feb 5, 2010
Location: Dumbarton

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby gaffr » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:03 pm

Was doing a bit of exploration here with Sandy Trees not long after he did the Taxus route....we descended west gully but in different conditions from what you guys found at the exit....good solid looking neve there :)
Sandy, a very fine gentlemanly academic type of person, explained why they named their route as Taxus. Combination of the two names Trees and Ewing.....giving the Yew tree latin name for such a combination. I fairly sure that Sandy became a vet after studying.
User avatar
gaffr
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 1719
Munros:281   Corbetts:203
Grahams:33   Donalds:14
Sub 2000:11   Hewitts:25
Wainwrights:11   
Joined: Oct 25, 2009
Location: Highland.

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby mgmt! » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:09 pm

nice report and video, you seemed to be having a great time playing about in the gully, managed glovers chimney on the ben yesterday, started bright enough but the clag came in and couldnt see nothing from the summit, feeling a bit leg weary now.
mgmt!
Walker
 
Posts: 540
Joined: Oct 18, 2010

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby scoob999 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:13 pm

What a great video!!! :shock:
I wish i had the guts to try that, Maybe if there was someone at the top steadying me with a rope :lol:
Well done for making it look easy, and fun :D
RESPECT
User avatar
scoob999
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 1665
Munros:41   Corbetts:222
Grahams:93   Donalds:27
Sub 2000:140   Hewitts:25
Wainwrights:7   Islands:9
Joined: Aug 8, 2011
Location: Birnam/Dunkeld. i think?

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby Milesy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:16 pm

This time last year Taxus had decent ice.

Image

Everywhere was pretty lean though including West Gully.

Image
Milesy
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 1516
Joined: Jun 12, 2009
Location: Airdrieland.

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby davgil » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:01 am

Brilliant, loved the video, you guys made it look easy :D
User avatar
davgil
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 166
Munros:121   Corbetts:5
Grahams:3   
Hewitts:5
Wainwrights:4   
Joined: Feb 16, 2010

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby Stretch » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:23 am

Top notch report! Thoroughly enjoyed the awesome video!
User avatar
Stretch
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 1714
Munros:146   Corbetts:8
Sub 2000:2   
Joined: Jun 15, 2009
Location: Morristown, Tennessee

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby smirnie71 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:52 pm

What a brilliant report and video! This video has given me a real idea of how exciting but knee disintegratingly scary I would find this - petrified just watching.. but I want to DO IT! Well done guys, absolutely flamin AWESOME! :D :D :D :D :D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
User avatar
smirnie71
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 249
Munros:12   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   Donalds:1
Sub 2000:5   Hewitts:24
Islands:7
Joined: Dec 30, 2009
Location: Falkirk

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:34 am

Thanks for all the comments, I really enjoy doing the videos as an addition to the photos and report- will try and do some more if I can get out anytime soon!! :D :D
User avatar
wilkiemurray
 
Posts: 1315
Joined: Jan 26, 2012
Location: Perthshire

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby PeteR » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:14 pm

Insane :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: But fantastically entertaining :D Loved the upside down shot in the video looking back between the legs :D More than happy to experience this through the power of video than to ever be there myself :D :lol:
User avatar
PeteR
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 1981
Munros:282   Corbetts:153
Grahams:87   Donalds:89
Sub 2000:169   Hewitts:3
Islands:8
Joined: Jan 27, 2010
Location: North Ayrshire

Re: Return to West Gully

Postby andyfitz » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:36 pm

Superb 8)
(Even better with the sound muted!)
User avatar
andyfitz
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 395
Munros:178   Corbetts:11
Grahams:6   Donalds:6
Sub 2000:6   
Islands:16
Joined: Oct 8, 2010
Location: Airdrie

5 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is now advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 44 guests