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Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm

Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm


Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:53 pm

Route description: The Loch Mullardoch Munros

Munros included on this walk: An Riabhachan, An Socach (Mullardoch), Carn nan Gobhar (Loch Mullardoch), Sgurr na Lapaich

Date walked: 26/07/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

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Cheated a wee bit for these four, as we got the boat as far as Glen Cannich, saved us an 8km walk but cost us 20 quid each. When we docked we took the path towards Coire Mhaim before a short boggy section took us to the ridge upto An Socach. Weather was warm at the point and reasonable clear and we continued onto An Riabhachan, it was here the thunderstorm came, not a nice feeling but not much you can do about it apart from walk and hope none of the flashes of lightning come near you. We were not the only ones out as we met a fellow walker heading for An Riabhachan on our way to Sgurr na Lapaich. He commented that seeing us three gave him the confidence to carry on. The storm lasted till just after we left the second summit and from then on we got warm sunshine for the remainder of the walk. Coming of Creagan Toll an Lochain was a bit of a scramble at times although we did get off the main path at one point and were on a boulder field but soon found the path again. After reaching Carn nan Gobhar we returned via Mullach na Maoile and its east ridge to pick the path back to the start.
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Re: Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm

Postby rockhopper » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:23 pm

Nothing wrong with taking the boat but don't think I'd want to be on the hills with lightning around - glad it cleared up for you - cheers :)
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Re: Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm

Postby soapy27 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:15 am

Good stuff Johnny ,planning to do these next week .No boat however as he's off for till October.
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Re: Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:45 pm

rockhopper wrote:Nothing wrong with taking the boat but don't think I'd want to be on the hills with lightning around - glad it cleared up for you - cheers :)
Cheers, yeah boat was certainly an easier option than your route :lol:
soapy27 wrote:Good stuff Johnny ,planning to do these next week .No boat however as he's off for till October.
Thanks. The guy who took us also does the Deer stalking i the area hence no boat till October. Might be best to check before you head up incase their stalking in the area. :D
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Re: Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:33 pm

That's cheating a big bit Johnny :wink: And thought you would rather walk than shell out 20 quid :wink:

Well done
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Re: Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:51 pm

mountain thyme wrote:That's cheating a big bit Johnny :wink: And thought you would rather walk than shell out 20 quid :wink:

Well done
Hey i had to row that boat in. :wink: Cheers MT :D
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Re: Four cheated peaks through a thunderstorm

Postby andyroog » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:22 am

Good choice the boat nowt wrong with that, bit like getting a lift back to a car, 20 quid well worth it considering he messes about with guns(HaHa)well done.
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