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Mini facehuggers and a soaking on Carn a'Chlamain!

Route: Carn a'Chlamain

Munros: Carn a'Chlamain

Date walked: 20/08/2019

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 26km

The forecast wasn't looking great, but better today than my other days off, and I need a hill-day and we headed off to Carn a'Chlamain. To start with the weather was fantastic, sun shining and lots of places for Moss to stop for a drink throughout the route. We followed the yellow Glen Tilt markers all the way to the Gaws Bridge where we continued heading up the glen until reaching another bridge on the other side of which was our track heading up! It took just over two hours to reach this point. The path heads up steeply before joining a clear track. I had thought I'd just stick with the track, but Moss spotted the cairn marking the other ascent option and that was that, we were going that way. Not surprisingly, Moss' chosen route had a few boggy bits but nothing too bad. After four hours of walking we were on the summit where we met a man and his dog and we each got summit photos taken. Hi Stuart and Murphy if you read this! :lol:

Moss did her usual posing at the summit before we headed down. Just after leaving the summit I felt something on my face and had to pull off a hideous mini facehugger that really had a tight grip! I have no idea what it was but it wasn't wanting to let go! Alien defeated, we took the same route back cutting a few corners on some clear paths. The rain could be seen coming in, and the camera was put away in the bag as it reached us. Upon reaching Gaws Bridge we crossed to the other side following the road all the way back, meeting a shepherd and his sheepdog herding a flock of sheep along the way. Shortly after this the rain really started to come down and didn't stop until we were almost back at the car park!

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Do you feel lucky?


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Glen Tilt


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Diamonds in the fence


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There were a few dragonflies around


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The bridge, our ascent track was the one on the right


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Beware of the Colliedile!


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Summit in sight!


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Stopping for a roll...


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This way!


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At the summit


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Here comes the rain...

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2019

Trips: 31
Distance: 397.5 km
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 5

2018

Trips: 36
Distance: 437.3 km
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 7

2017

Trips: 22
Distance: 303.75 km
Ascent: 312m
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2016

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Distance: 278.94 km
Ascent: 980m
Munros: 20
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 5

2015

Trips: 28
Distance: 254.12 km
Ascent: 9830m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 4
Sub2000s: 2


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