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Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Expecting a little snow,but not this much.


Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:03 pm

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

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

Date walked: 18/11/2012

Time taken: 5.3 hours

Distance: 17 km

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Me,Alan s and Springer. Alan s decided on doing the drumochter hills as the weather was to be best in this area . as we approached drumochter it wasnt what we expected although we did pack the ice axes anyway :lol: . we parked at layby 88 on A9 and geared up. we walked back a short distance and went through the gate at the balfour beattie entrance folowing the good track all the way to top pretty much. if there wasnt as much snow i would imagine these hills being pretty boggy and boring. going to A'bhuidheanach beag first as Alan s had already done Carn na Caim. there was snow storms swirling all around us all day but luckily we stayed free of any whiteouts etc. there is good tracks all the way and metal fence posts as guides along most parts especially along Carn na Caim. great fun was had catching up with the guys telling old stories and a few laughs playing in the snow,a great day out and back to moulin inn for a bite to eat and a pint .
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view from layby
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Alan s in one of the shooting hideouts we think
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snow getting deeper
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first summit
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second summit
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the shortcut back to car
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:37 pm

Awrite mate some crackin pics there,need to get oot wi you soon,by the way Sat 15th Dec ma hoose wi Alan & stretch & some beers you up for it
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:40 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:Awrite mate some crackin pics there,need to get oot wi you soon,by the way Sat 15th Dec ma hoose wi Alan & stretch & some beers you up for it

All i read was beers mate im there :lol:

yeah need to get back out again wae you mate cya soon
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby Alan S » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Cracking pics mate, certainly made these hills more enjoyable 8)
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby Bod » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:47 pm

Looking forward to these too this winter, good fun loving pics :wink: :D :D
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby JB likes a beer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:54 pm

Bod wrote:Looking forward to these too this winter, good fun loving pics :wink: :D :D


yeah definetely better in the frost or snow bod, really boggy even under the snow. hope u enjoy
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby PeteR » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:16 am

Nice photos there :D You saw much more than I did when I did these two. All I saw was clag :lol: Definitely winter hills that's for sure.
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby rockhopper » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:33 pm

Good stuff JB and not a bad day for it :thumbup: - can remember thinking that it could be possible to take a bike all the way up but probably not a good idea in all that snow :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:39 pm

That is a surprising amount of snow. Looks like you two had a good day anyway :) .
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:44 pm

Ben Chonzie seems to have had a bad press lately for being the most boring Munro. I've always thought of these two hills as being fairly dull but I have to say they look a lot better with snow on them!!!!!!!!
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby Alan S » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:43 pm

Forgot to ask mate did you ever find that 50p you dropped on the way up ?
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"I know its in here somewhere"
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:21 am

Good day out there. Did these two, albeit the other way round, last Winter in similar conditions, though we did cop a few snow flurries along the way. Significant accumulations in the col below Carn na Caim.
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby goth_angel » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:04 pm

Useful report as hoping to do these soon and have deliberately saved them for winter on grounds of being less dull. Not one for clag though :shock:
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby Mountainlove » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:59 pm

Ohhhh thats a lot of snow...great cant wait to get out in it. Thanks for sharing the great photos!! :D
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Re: Expecting a little snow,but not this much.

Postby Stuart Angus » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:46 pm

Nice one.........we're up here this weekend...........very useful :thumbup:
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