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Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Klibreck leaves 50 to go


Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:18 am

Munros included on this walk: Ben Klibreck

Date walked: 19/01/2019

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 930m

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Every now and again you get mountain days where everything lines up perfectly, this turned out to be one of those days.
An early start from mine at 4:30am for the near 5 hour drive to Klibreck parking area, suited & booted and on our way walking just before 10:00am where the car thermometer was reading a cool minus 7, very surprised to be the only car here and we never saw another soul all day long.
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First view Ben Klibreck

This could be a bit of a soggy walk in but today with ground frost it made the going fairly easy
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Conival & BMA
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Ben Hope

With this being the first Munro of the year for myself Jonny616 & JB likes a beer it didn't take long before we started to build up a fair old sweat and jackets, gloves,hats were soon removed on the climb up to the first minor top.We all had taken crampons and axes and were wearing winter boots but to be perfectly honest we could near enough got away with summer boots,but better safe than sorry.
Once over the first minor top we did encounter the deepest snow we came across all day
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As deep as it got all day

It now was just a case of one foot infront of the other, until we got to the bottom of the final steep climb to the summit, we dumped of bags here to lighten the load and made our way slowly up to the highest point of Ben Klibreck
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Not a bad view at all
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Catching the sun above a stunning inversion
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Nice inversion
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Some more
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Last one

We lingered here probably longer than we should have before the freezing cold started to really bite, that and the fast approaching dusk forced us to scurry back to our bags and start to retrace our inward route,rather than retrace the route back we decided the best course of action was to at a point suitable to make a direct decent to the end of the lochan and then walk between the other two wee lochans back to the road end, we knew this would mean a road walk back to the car at the end, but with the gathering dusk we felt this was the best option
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I'm not really sure if saved us anymore time but we made the choice and a road walk back to the car it was.Once back at the road end it was just a case of headtorches on a plod with a couple of final picture of the moon rising above Ben Klibreck
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Moon rising
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Moon rising
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Last one
Last edited by gammy leg walker on Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:41 pm

A wee while since I'd done a TR and forgot to in tick the wee box for my own personal blog only DOH..hope you enjoy it anyway
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby PeteR » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 pm

That does look like a great day Willie. Not sure I'd have appreciated the deeper, soft snow though.......I find that a bit tough at times.

With only 50 to go you'll soon be passing me :lol: Everyone passes me :lol:
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby 2manyYorkies » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:33 pm

A wonderful day for it Willie. Much jealousy from the flatlands of York ...
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby jonny616 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:13 pm

Top fun my friend as always. We deserved that weather :crazy: :lol: :clap:
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby Sgurr » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:52 pm

At least doing it at that temperature avoided the notorious Klibreck swamp. Looks fantastic.

Great feeling when you have a manageable amount to go. Just had a look at your last 50, and your map makes a very recognisable pattern. Some crackers to go. Good luck.
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby Pastychomper » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:20 am

Yes a cracking report, you weren't kidding about everything lining up perfectly! :clap:
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby spiderwebb » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:31 pm

Cracking day you had there, well deserved, its a great mountain :D :D
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:32 pm

Fantastic stuff Willie :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Unfortunately you have now lost your clag magnet crown. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:18 pm

PeteR wrote:
With only 50 to go you'll soon be passing me :lol: Everyone passes me :lol:


I feel your safe with me pasing you Pete
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:20 pm

2manyYorkies wrote:A wonderful day for it Willie. Much jealousy from the flatlands of York ...



Your day will come JW
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:21 pm

jonny616 wrote:Top fun my friend as always. We deserved that weather :crazy: :lol: :clap:


And we roll onto the next adventure
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:24 pm

Sgurr wrote:
. Just had a look at your last 50, and your map makes a very recognisable pattern. Some crackers to go. Good luck.


I"m not really sure I fully thought my map out when I first started out lol
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:28 pm

Pastychomper wrote:Yes a cracking report, you weren't kidding about everything lining up perfectly! :clap:



I walk in some terrible weather,so this one was well over due
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Re: Klibreck leaves 50 to go

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:30 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Cracking day you had there, well deserved, its a great mountain :D :D



Thanks Dave, it was bloody freezing tho
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