Defeat on century bid – towel thrown in at Loch Etchachan
by kevsbald » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:26 am
by Bruadair » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:49 am
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by Paul Webster » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:51 am
I do confess though that I once was heading for the Hutchison Hut and turned back down Glen Derry having only got half way up the glen - similar snow conditions.
by foggieclimber » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:59 am
The mountains will always be there for another day (preferably in better weather and conditions).
Getting back safe should always take first priority.
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by potace » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:23 pm
Having done that walk myself it's very do-able, especially with the aid of a bike to Dery Lodge.
by davetherave » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:34 pm
Super report, really enjoyed you Cairngorm adventure. Some nice pics you got there nearing the end !
I hve only felt like that the once when on the hill, not a nice feeling at all. On your own with a big winter pack is tough going.
As for my bothy trip this week, well i bottled it. Finished night shift on saturday morning rain was pi**ing it down big time, went to bed got up 11am still pi**ing it down. Tried on my pack and decided i could not cope.
by Graeme D » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:51 pm
davetherave wrote:Tried on my pack and decided i could not cope.
I know the feeling Dave!
Thanks for the comments, and like a few people have said, hills and bothies aint going anywhere in a hurry. My mind is already plotting a return revenge mission!
by Red Peak » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:23 pm
I only hope your evening was worth getting back for ...
by Jockstar » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:57 pm
by soulminer » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:40 pm
It hurts like hell when you struggle for ages, decide to turn, then look back and the sky is nearly clear .
I'm sure you will 'kick its ass' on your next visit.
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by CurlyWurly » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:56 pm
by rocket-ron » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:31 pm
by dooterbang » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:17 pm
Really enjoyed reading this.
This 100th is becoming epic....c'mon Graeme you can do it
by pigeon » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:01 pm
by gammy leg walker » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:22 pm