Be afraid.Be very afraid..............Gammys back
by gammy leg walker » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:24 pm
Munros included on this walk: Carn Dearg (Corrour), Sgor Gaibhre
Date walked: 02/03/2013
Time taken: 10 hours
Distance: 25.1 km
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So this was it Sat 2nd March,the day I was going to get a chance,sorry maybe get a chance to see some of the views we only see from walking long kms & climbing hundreds of meters of accent,to see views that 95% of people in the stunning country we live in can never imagine of ever seeing (nowt so strange a folk)they will never understand why. .
Me,Quoman,Scottish Leaf,Tomsie & Dawnfoth all set of from Rannoch Station en-route to Carn Dearg & Sgorr Gaibhre around 8.30 am,not the standard "trade route" from Corrour Station that most people use,we didnt want the time constraints of getting & waiting for a train to & from Corrour.The weather all week had been stunning with more & more stunning pictures be posted every day,and now maybe it was our turn,but with my history which most people will be aware this was never a "gimme" .Crampons & ice-axes were at hand as I had seen Scoobs pictures on FB from the week before & lots of snow was present,however they were never used,infact it was quite the opposite,lots of heather bashing and falling through soft snow meant a hard slog of a day but with the company at hand we all had a fantastic day. ] .
So there we have it,not the most inspiring of TRs,but for me one of the most satisfying I have ever done on all my time on Walkhighlands,its hard to explain how I felt on that 1st summit,well maybe its not,I felt something I have not felt for 6 months,something only like minded people who climb the mountains in this wonderful country of ours,know need for me to explain how I felt,you all know how it felt,long may this feeling continue.
by Morecambe Monkey » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:34 pm
by IreneM » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:40 pm
Loved the pics!
- andy millar1
by andrewdoggett » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:06 pm
by jonny616 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:22 pm
by HighlandSC » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:42 pm
Good to see you back
by Jock McJock » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:16 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:17 pm
but seriously......well done all, esp you, gammy - personally I enjoyed the whole thing of getting on and off at Corrour and certainly want to go back but your route looks just as good and a wee bit more practical - that together with the excellent company and even some blue sky must've made it all the better for your comeback - will be looking out for you on the hills - cheers
by quoman » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:04 pm
by Lenore » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:47 pm
by ScottishLeaf » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:20 pm
Best of all though was seeing the big fella get round it all. Well done Gammy!!
by Alan S » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:28 pm
by Tomsie » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:30 pm
Well done at the end Gammy think we all felt the walk off, but the company made it easier
by mrssanta » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:01 pm