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A prickly time on Mount Eagle

Sub 2000s: Mount Eagle

Date walked: 27/01/2019

Time taken: 1.3 hours

Distance: 5.2km

Ascent: 65m

Due to the snow locking me out from the higher hills still, I decided that I would go out to the black isle to bag its only hill and a few trig points that I might pass along the way.

Not really a very exciting day but a day spent mostly outside so thats always a bonus. I thought that this hill was going to be nice and easy track straight to the top perhaps a small walk into the plantation woods to get to the top and the trig....


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Well I was mostly right. There was a track pretty much all the way to the top and there was a short walk through the plantation woods to get to the trig at the top. However.... The plantation around the trig is only a few years old, and that means that the trees are REALLY close together, almost impenetrable. There was a bout 80m of this to go through in what I hoped was the correct direction to hit the trig point. Gladness yes I can see it! I can see a mound with a trig on it hurrah.... surrounded by dense gorse! Nooooooooooo. :shock:

Well whats the point in coming this far if a little bit of gorse is going to put you off? None, so I battled through it. Thankfully (?) my legs were so cold by this point that I couldn't really feel the scratches and pricks and I made it to the top with most of my blood still in my body.

Touched the trig had a look around at, well the trees... And then figured that I had better go back as it was now starting to snow, wonderful.

So back through the gorse thicket into the trees, I did manage to find a track of sorts on the way out of the dense new plantation trees.... Back onto the track proper and a quick jaunt back to the car. Another blue balloon, but at what cost! Once my legs started to defrost I definitely noticed all the scratches and pricks. I think I need my head examined!

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Forestry track almost all the way to the top.


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This is the kind of stuff you have to bushwhack through to get to the next level...gorse.


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Trig surrounded by gorse.


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Cor what a view....

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2019

Trips: 4
Distance: 33.85 km
Ascent: 553m
Sub2000s: 4

2018

Trips: 6
Distance: 98.5 km
Ascent: 4142m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2017

Trips: 7
Distance: 89.5 km
Ascent: 5187m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

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Trips: 1
Distance: 15.1 km
Ascent: 878m
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