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Glen Lyon 4

Glen Lyon 4


Postby Huck Finn » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:00 pm

Munros included on this walk: Cairn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)

Date walked: 15/03/2013

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 1442m

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Kevin and myself had a late start on the hill (10:10hrs) after getting stuck behind a house on the way to the hill.
The day started out really good, not long after getting out of the woods we had shed a few layers and were enjoy weather

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By the time we were hitting the snow line, the weather started to close in, it started with sleet, which soon turned snow, backed by a heavy wind, we battled on and the snow under foot was starting to turn to ice. We found a little bit of shelter and put on an extra layer or two and out came the spikes.

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The weather was changeable throughout the day, great views to not being able to see beyond 70 or 80 meters, but the views were cracking

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By the time we had reached the top of Number 4 the winds had dropped, the sun was out and it was a glorious afternoon, a cracking end to the walk.

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The final decent down was a bit of a slog, the path was good enough, but after 8 hours on the hills I think we just wanted to be off the hill.

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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby PeteR » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:26 pm

Some super photos there :D Very atmospheric :D
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby Huck Finn » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:27 pm

Thanks Pete :D
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby Ian Bayne » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:04 pm

Some change in the weather cracking photos looks like a good day out
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby pigeon » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:07 pm

A 10 past 10 start??????? Are you's mad?That would no be happening on my watch :lol: :lol: Good effort guys,what's Kev doing with that map? :lol:
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby coachmacca » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:14 pm

Great looking walk - I'm a big fan of the microspikes (where they are ok) - good to see them in use :) - greta pics - looked a fantastic day out! Know what you mean after 8 hours I tend to be dreaming of beer and steakpie! :lol:
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:07 am

Cheers Ian :D

He is trying to work out what the right way up is :lol: It was a late start for such a long walk, but it was worth it for the views when the weather cleared :D

Kev had the micros on and felt they were at the limit a little on the way up, a layer of soft snow onto of the ice meant they were not getting a chance to dig in, once we got to the higher Ground where it was more ice than snow, they did great. It was crampons for me on the way up and they were great
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby rockhopper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:45 pm

It's a nice enough walk at many other times of the year but looks fantastic in the snow - turned out well...a great day for it - cheers :)
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby Frigate » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:11 pm

pigeon wrote:A 10 past 10 start??????? Are you's mad?That would no be happening on my watch :lol: :lol: Good effort guys,what's Kev doing with that map? :lol:


A lie in, a sneaky day off work and out in the hills - cant ask for more.
Start was a little delayed as we followed half a house on the back of a low loader from Callender all the way to Lawers.
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Re: Glen Lyon 4

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:22 pm

Thanks RH, it was really nice during the clear spells :D
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