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Pap of Glencoe - just asking for it

Pap of Glencoe - just asking for it


Postby abailliep » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:44 pm

Route description: The Pap of Glencoe

Grahams included on this walk: Pap of Glencoe

Date walked: 27/09/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8 km

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It is such a familiar sight, just asking to be climbed. And there I was staying at the Glencoe Independent Hostel, and all I had to do was look up, and it was right there. However, having not climbed any mountain, of any size, for 40 years, I wan't sure it would be as easy as it looked.

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As other posts have said, it goes up, and then up a bit more. It's steep, and then it gets steeper. But the views from the top, even as the clouds were coming in fast, were as good as I had hoped.

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I was glad to have got up when I did, because people coming up as I was going down were going to have to negotiate the final dome in very poor visibility (not something I would have fancied), or else turn back having done all the hard work.

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So back to the hostel (as viewed from the summit) quite chuffed with myself, if with rather shaky legs.
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Re: Pap of Glencoe - just asking for it

Postby mrssanta » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:06 pm

well done! so what next?
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Re: Pap of Glencoe - just asking for it

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:41 pm

mrssanta wrote:well done! so what next?

Aye, well done :clap: ! That second photo is a corker. It must indeed make you want to get back to doing some more hills, despite the 40-year gap. After all, Vashti Bunyan had 35 years between her first and second albums...
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