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Getting to 50 the hard way

Getting to 50 the hard way


Postby pigeon » Mon May 30, 2011 1:48 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Ghlo

Munros included on this walk: Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, Carn Liath (Beinn a'Ghlo), Carn nan Gabhar

Date walked: 28/05/2011

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 22.5 km

Ascent: 1300m

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Myself Ryan Ian and Jake set of at half 8 to tackle the 3 munros of beinn a ghlo which would take me to the 50 munro milestone,if we could handle the weather :shock:
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It was ok to start with and we got to the top of carn laith with no probs except a strong wind
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Ian battling up carn laith
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top of carn laith
A nice irish guy took our picture on the top and after a quick bite to eat we set of for braigh coire chruinn bhalgain(bccb from now on)It was here we got hit with a hail shower which was no nice
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By the time we got down to the col the shower had passed and we got clear views all the way up to bccb
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Another pit stop on bccb and then of to carn nan ghabhar where again we got to the col and this time got hit with a blizzard ,could not believe this was almost june this bad spell stayed with us right to the top of carn nan ghabhar
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ryan doing his rubbish broonie thing on braigh coire chruinn bhalgain
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happy days
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Me and Ian on number 50,carn nan ghabhar
Sat on carn nan ghabhar for a bit then began the long trek back in really strong winds ,we could hardly stand at some points but the skies did clear for decent spells
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soaked
ls at times
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also soaked
Really enjoyed this day it was a tough battle againgst the elements at times but we got there ,only downer was the long boggy track back down the glen to meet the track,nasty or whit :?
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even jake was knackered
Last edited by pigeon on Mon May 30, 2011 2:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby csimbad » Mon May 30, 2011 2:08 pm

Good stuff pigeon on getting round in that weather I experienced it myself up Ben Lawers on Saturday too, the wind was quite strong up top to say the least along with the hail and snow, not nice. Well done on getting to the 50 mark :thumbup:
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby Del246 » Mon May 30, 2011 3:12 pm

Good effort on getting to 50. Im hoping to get to double figures in the next couple of weeks !!
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon May 30, 2011 4:47 pm

Good report pidg pics done the walk justice great day out weather was a bit severe for summer but this is scotland congrats on the 50 see you after the hols
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby Malckyb » Mon May 30, 2011 4:50 pm

Congrats on 50..great effort on such a wild day....was up Ben Chonzie on Saturday and we had the whole 4 seasons in one day,it just shouldnt be so windy in May!! :shock:
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby lomondwalkers » Mon May 30, 2011 4:53 pm

Congrats on the half century. Some cracking pics there, given the wild weather :thumbup:
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby Alastair S » Mon May 30, 2011 5:10 pm

Summer 'eh :lol:

Good effort in nasty conditions - & congrats on the 50.

Was out on Saturday too but decided to not to go too high so went up a Graham (Hunt Hill in Glen Esk). Conditions were pretty good considering (only got rained on properly once) but there looked like a nasty storm over Lochnagar.
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon May 30, 2011 7:36 pm

Great effort to reach 50 in that weather,its a long walk out from this one also :)
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby Bod » Tue May 31, 2011 12:34 am

Well done pushing on and doing all three, looks like you enjoyed yourselves despite some of the conditions. Here's to the summer - yeha :lol: :D
Well done Jake too...
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby hazewell » Tue May 31, 2011 2:18 pm

Well done to my Dave...always knew that u had it in ye!!!!!! :D
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby pigeon » Tue May 31, 2011 6:15 pm

csimbad wrote:Good stuff pigeon on getting round in that weather I experienced it myself up Ben Lawers on Saturday too, the wind was quite strong up top to say the least along with the hail and snow, not nice. Well done on getting to the 50 mark :thumbup:

Had a look at your report csi,thats a big hike at the best of times so well done on the 5
Ian Bayne wrote:Good report pidg pics done the walk justice great day out weather was a bit severe for summer but this is scotland congrats on the 50 see you after the hols
Cheers Ian enjoy your holiday 8)
Del246 wrote:Good effort on getting to 50. Im hoping to get to double figures in the next couple of weeks !!
Beinn a ghlo would take you nicely to the 10 Del Thanks everyone for the comments ,well done to all who got out at the weekend surely June can bring us some better weather :?:
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Re: Getting to 50 the hard way

Postby rockhopper » Tue May 31, 2011 8:21 pm

aye the weather was a bit mixed at the weekend - well done on getting to 50 :thumbup:
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