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A couple of days away

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Attachment(s) Munros: Chno Dearg, Stob Coire Sgriodain
Corbetts: Carn a'Chuilinn, Meall Dubh
Date walked: 15/11/2020
Distance: 44.88km
Ascent: 2266m
Views: 7


Remembrance

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ime
Corbetts: Beinn Loinne, Sgurr Mhic Bharraich, The Cobbler
Date walked: 09/11/2020
Distance: 47.26km
Ascent: 2690m
Views: 8

Windy standard > Blackcraig circuit

Grahams: Blackcraig Hill, Windy Standard
Donalds: Alhang, Blackcraig Hill, Blacklorg Hill, Windy Standard

Date walked: 22/10/2020

Time taken: 6.7 hours

Distance: 24.67km

Ascent: 1060m

"Back to life back to reality" :D stuck in my head today. I think I had it too good up in assynt and the far north the other week
Back on the Donalds for another long circuit today

New Cumnock way today.
Drove up to and through the water plant and on the left over a wee bridge there's a parking area
It started well with the views at the reservoir
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There a wee path on the right to folliw up

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That's a lot of water coming out of the reservoir which means a lot of water on the hills!


Wait till the snow comes or next summer for this.
The route up to windy standard is a quagmire. Diggers and excavation trucks everywhere putting in a new turbine track. Seriously there must be a 12 foot wide 3 foot deep swamp of wet mud . I ended up on the rhs of it but maybe should have got over earlier onto the lhs.
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Then there's the electric fence to get over ( I ended up on the left hand side further up). Theres a shiny new large metal gate which i climbed over then up to the trig amidst the wind turbines.
No rain just mist and low cloud today no views no hanging about.
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Back down to the wooden gate and hang a right . Met a workie here who was rolling about in the heather trying to get some of the mud off himself :D . He said the track was due to be finished months ago, but something cropped up which put it on hold for a while. It'll be a while yet before it's done!!!
And round the circuit i went; over Alhang, then the 2 top's and onto Blacklorg and Blackcraig.
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A recent memorial put on Blackcraig trig.

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And the nearby summit cairn on Blackcraig

I think the SMC Donald's and Grahams book says there are route markers. i saw 2 today in total!!
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Just before the final summit

Coming off Blackcraig i dropped slightly SW of Quintin knowe and crossed the burn and onto another turbine hard-core track and down to the road. Its still over 2 1/2 km back from here. (Mostly uphill!!)
In clearer better weather I'd probably keep to the hill and get down off Blackcraig earlier. I think I'd had enough of walking on a soggy wet sponge and wanted solid ground under me

Oh I forgot to mention the peat hags bog and marshy ground at the beallach before the final pull up to blackcraig.
Stay well left of the fence and add a bit more in just to be sure.
Enjoy :D

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Ben lawers alternative trio

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall Corranaich
Date walked: 21/10/2020
Distance: 14.19km
Ascent: 1150m
Views: 12


Keen to get away up the far north

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Attachment(s) Munros: Mount Keen
Corbetts: Arkle, Beinn Leoid, Ben Hee, Meall na Leitreach
Grahams: Ben Stack, Meall an Fheur Loch, Meallan a'Chuail
Date walked: 10/10/2020
Distance: 83.18km
Views: 31


Stob Gabhar duo again

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Attachment(s) Munros: Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar
Date walked: 29/09/2020
Distance: 17.8km
Ascent: 1239m
Views: 33


Early bird and all that

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: The Cobbler
Date walked: 24/09/2020
Distance: 12.16km
Ascent: 900m
Views: 44


" My, we admire you're tenacity "

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Mhic Chasgaig
Date walked: 23/09/2020
Distance: 10.12km
Ascent: 752m
Views: 221


Culter fell round + 2

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Culter Fell, Gathersnow Hill
Donalds: Culter Fell, Gathersnow Hill, Hillshaw Head, Hudderstone
Date walked: 20/09/2020
Distance: 23km
Ascent: 1023m
Views: 40


Chelsea's 4th Munro

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Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn)
Date walked: 17/09/2020
Distance: 10.48km
Ascent: 900m
Views: 45

Coop


Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Sgurr nan Gillean
Gear: Spare compass
Ideal day out: Getting back down and seeing someone take a selfie with a mountain and thinking " I've just climbed that"
Ambition: Open a miniature on 282
Walk wishlist

Munros: 268
Corbetts: 113
Grahams: 48
Donalds: 72
Sub 2000: 7
Islands: 5



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Statistics

2020

Trips: 42
Distance: 829.9 km
Ascent: 38880m
Munros: 32
Corbetts: 23
Grahams: 22
Donalds: 26
Sub2000s: 4

2019

Trips: 76
Distance: 1119.3 km
Ascent: 66894m
Munros: 45
Corbetts: 38
Grahams: 23
Donalds: 30
Sub2000s: 3

2018

Trips: 68
Distance: 1098.45 km
Ascent: 66213m
Munros: 60
Corbetts: 41
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 7

2017

Trips: 71
Distance: 1107 km
Ascent: 69586m
Munros: 100
Corbetts: 19
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 9

2016

Trips: 47
Distance: 507.75 km
Ascent: 43899m
Munros: 84
Corbetts: 1


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