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Andrewhinny Hill

Grahams: Andrewhinney Hill
Donalds: Andrewhinney Hill

Date walked: 18/02/2017

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 3.8km

Ascent: 390m


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In February I headed South to the Borders for the first time, as the weather forecast predicted brightening skies near the Moffat area. Unfortunately that proved to be a tad on the wishful side, as not only did the dark clouds refuse to budge as I headed past Abington, the rain started as well. :( To make matters worse, the first 200m climbing from the lay-by were genuinely some of the steepest I've ever encountered, leaving me to question my own fitness. Thankfully after reaching 500m it eased off signifcantly, and despite the low cloud I was able to leave the fence as it took a sharp left turn and head straight on up to Mid Rig and the summit of Andrewhinny Hill.

In typical fashion it started to brighten up slightly as I descended, so with a bit of spare time left I drove on down to see the Grey Mare's Tail for the first time. It looked just as spectacular as I expected, and no doubt helped by all the recent rain. Andrewhinny Hill, though, is a steep little challenge, but at least it's a short climb (and from other reports the local views seem brilliant on a clear day). With more time and better weather I would have continued onto the other Donalds on the ridge, but maybe if I ever get round to focussing on the Donalds I'll return here one day. :D

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Activity: Hill Bagger
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Corbetts: 30
Grahams: 26
Donalds: 13
Sub 2000: 16
Islands: 21



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Statistics

2017

Trips: 1
Distance: 3.8 km
Ascent: 390m
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1

2016

Trips: 2
Distance: 20.9 km
Ascent: 1320m
Munros: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2015

Trips: 2
Distance: 15.4 km
Ascent: 860m
Munros: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2014

Trips: 5
Distance: 58.9 km
Ascent: 4120m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3

2013

Trips: 14
Distance: 205.05 km
Ascent: 12755m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 7
Donalds: 2

2012

Trips: 3
Distance: 52.9 km
Ascent: 3650m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1

2011

Trips: 9
Distance: 122.8 km
Ascent: 8555m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 6
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 5
Distance: 66.2 km
Ascent: 2950m
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 7.6 km
Ascent: 450m
Sub2000s: 1

2008

Trips: 2
Distance: 25.85 km
Ascent: 2545m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 1

2007

Trips: 1
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 990m
Munros: 1

2003

Trips: 1
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 420m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1


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