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First Solo Hillwalk

First Solo Hillwalk


Postby BeautyCreep » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:37 am

Route description: Beinn Dubh - Glen Striddle horseshoe, Luss

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Dubh

Date walked: 06/08/2015

Time taken: 4 hours

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I occasionally walk up small hills or go on short walks alone, but I decided to climb Beinn Dubh after work last thursday for a change.

Luckily, the path (next to the primary school and over a stile to the right) was easy to find and also easy to follow, which is what I need for my terrible sense of direction.

I often film my trips and hillwalks, so here is the video from the day. Apologies if it isn't your kind of video, I like a wee chat ;) but made sure to include lots of the route and views. It was a lovely clear day but the video still includes a fall in a bog and a stray from the path (how?!) -
Last edited by BeautyCreep on Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:39 pm

Different, but enjoyed it, apart from the wind it looked an outstanding day for the hills, with some superb summit views, I look forward to the next video BeautyCreep :)
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby ancancha » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:07 pm

To be honest if there's no chattin in these wee videos they can be a bit dull :shh:
Go on yer sell :clap:
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby Mal Grey » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:09 pm

Enjoyed that, solo walking is a special thing, and at least you were chatting to camera, I just chat to myself, the sheep and the deer...
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby BobMcBob » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:05 am

I enjoyed that. Nicely filmed and edited.

I enjoyed the chatting to the camera bits. After one particularly awful descent in mist and rain I sat on a rock and talked to a tree for a while, so chatting to the camera is pretty sane by comparison :)
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby BeautyCreep » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:06 am

Thanks everyone! I talk to myself a lot in general, so talking to the camera was slightly more sane, ish!

The wind wasn't too bad eventually, but I was really lucky with the weather. Amazing views!
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby Dougster » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:03 pm

Great report.

Off to do it tomorrow morning!
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby thomsok » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:00 pm

It's a good idea filming your walks, liked the views as I have not been over Loch Lomond direction walking for many years!
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Re: First Solo Hillwalk

Postby JimboJim » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:12 am

Nice vid. Looks like a good walk too and your first solo bog! Well done. Will need to tap you for filming skills. :clap:

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