North Goatfell and Goatfell from Corrie

Route: Goatfell, from Corrie

Corbetts: Goat Fell

Date walked: 20/01/2011

Distance: 8.5km

Having snooped around this site for a while, thought I should post something for my home hills on Arran, where I do most of my wandering. This wee outing was the first of the year, and with the hills just out the back, it was an easy choice of day... Pea-souper down here, high pressure to boot, wee one in school.
Down there...

It didn't take long to leave the cotton wool behind...
And up there...

Up through Coire Lan and onto North Goatfell...
Glen Sannox under the mire...

The views were just peachy... clouds flirting with everything in sight, bar us (which is always nice)
Thick mobile blankets seeping over the Beinns...
Obscuring Cir Mhor and lapping at The Castles...
Looking over to The Divine Goat
and the torrs of Stacach

Time for a bit of scrambling and also a twitch of excitement at the prospect of a you know what! Looking back to the north, the cloudage clears for a minute...
Cir Mhor makes an appearance...ish

here it comes...

As the wisps start to flow in, I grab Elsa and we both get in on the action...
Brocken Twins

Needless to say, we nearly gushed our knickers. First one for both of us :D
We summit onto Goatfell where there are four guys, none remotely impressed with our sighting, which they could have shared by moving 20 yards down the hill. Showed them my snaps...nada. Weirdos. Anyway, we were full of it and when the grouches had left... Right from the top... we got MORE!! :lol:

The sun was definitely shining right on us!

And Elsa celebrated with a handstand of glee...

Time to head back down the tourist path... stopping for a satsuma on the shoulder...
Looking down over Brodick Bay...

Then back down into that to pick up Bean from school...
mmm... inviting...

It's a real privilege to live with these Arran hills on my doorstep... to be able to pick and choose my days in them and watch them endlessly. They might be wee, but they pack a punch!
So there it is... my first report. Hope it works and that someone sees it! It's quite tricky writing something without being really rude and doing lots of swearing, but if I can get the photos to load considerably more rapidly, I might do it again. :)

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Mama Bean

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Location: Isle of Arran
Ideal day out: An ideal day would be one where you're removed from your comfort zone, and live to tell the tale.

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