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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: 11

" My, we admire you're tenacity "

Corbetts: Beinn Mhic Chasgaig

Date walked: 23/09/2020

Time taken: 4.85 hours

Distance: 10.12km

Ascent: 752m

Time to head Glen Etive way and one of the 2 Corbett's still in there to do.
Beinn Mhic Chasgaig it was today. Early rise and parked up beside the bridge in the wee layby and off I went.
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The 1st obstacle to contend with as its a muddy hole round it

Bit of a chill in the air to start with down to the stream crossing. Had a look at the bridge for a millisecond and decided against it.
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Slowly picked a route across using the poles and almost made it. Alas one foot got wet. It made no odds as it was a wet boggy path all the way to where I crossed above the waterfalls
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Headed up for the bealach never intending to make a direct frontal assault, it just happened. A wee bit further, a wee bit further I was telling myself and before I knew it, the "unremitting steep slope" was at an end and I could walk upright
And soon enough the cairn comes into view and the view's with it
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A couple for the climbers - no me
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zoomed - Crowberry tower I believe
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A few more pics,
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Starav I believe in the background

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An Griananin the foreground. I've still to go up Stob Dubh - the Corbett

a bit to eat and drink, mooch about a bit on top, and head off towards the big stone gulley/ stream which I passed by on the way to the waterfalls. Stayed left of this and headed down to the stream and crossed no problem
Back along the same path now only this time I decided " I'm going for the bridge- bridge I said to myself, its more like a lollipop stick over a deep chasm. The pic on WH is kinda out of date as theres no stanchions securing it really and the wire rope handrail is kinda useless, - its there but hanging down over the side and no use
3 or 4 steps I went and decided this is too dodgy,- so it was on the hands and knees and crawl across. Its one if those things on the hills you just have to do I suppose. (Some may say, "yeah if you're mad :D )
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Not for the faint hearted

Up on the other side and along a wee bit and there's 4 estate type looking people with wellies on discussing estate type things I suppose. The boss/ laird said to me.
"We watched you heading for the " bridge" . We all admired yoyr tenacity on getting across". They didn't see me on all 4's but I explained it to him and we had a chuckle. He explained that it was on His maintenence man's list of things to look at. Not to widen but make it more secure - we'll see.

Great day, great views, great Corbett, full of variety

Cheers

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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: 11


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: 16


Loch Shiel duo

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn Mhic Cedidh, Beinn Odhar Bheag
Date walked: 16/09/2020
Distance: 16.29km
Ascent: 1282m
Views: 19


Sgor Mor

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Sgor Mor
Date walked: 08/09/2020
Distance: 21.09km
Ascent: 544m
Comments: 5
Views: 192


Creag Mhor

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Creag Mhor
Date walked: 07/09/2020
Distance: 27.4km
Ascent: 900m
Views: 17


Nae hordes on here today or queues fir a summit selfie

Attachment(s) Donalds: Cape Law, Erie Hill , Garelet Dod
Date walked: 03/09/2020
Distance: 15.3km
Views: 198


Driech and misty

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Attachment(s) Donalds: Dun Law, Lousie Wood Law
Date walked: 27/08/2020
Distance: 10.14km
Ascent: 590m
Views: 15


The cairnwell trio again

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Munros: Carn a'Gheoidh, Carn Aosda, The Cairnwell
Date walked: 24/08/2020
Distance: 13.78km
Ascent: 600m
Views: 12

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: 105
Grahams: 43
Donalds: 68
Sub 2000: 7
Islands: 5



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Statistics

2020

Trips: 36
Distance: 597.92 km
Ascent: 30475m
Munros: 23
Corbetts: 14
Grahams: 17
Donalds: 22
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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