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Snowy Pentlands

Sub 2000s: Scald Law

Date walked: 13/03/2020

Time taken: 4.25 hours

Distance: 16.5km

Ascent: 600m

Flotterstone car park for another walk around the hills. The first sight of the ridge along to Scald Law showed a bit of snow.
ImageTurnhouse Hill from Flotterstone by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
The bonus was the wind was actually behind me, I've never been up there with the wind in this direction so immediately headed up to get into the snow before it started to seriously melt. The first hill had just a centimetre of snow, slushy lower down, still frozen at the top. Carnethy Hill had 3 cm near the top and Scald Law had a drift with 6cm of snow. So good to get a chance to walk in snow and not getting blasted away by the wind. My rucksac was taking all of the pressure.
ImageThe way to Scald Law from Carnethy Hill by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageEastside from West Kip by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
Kept going till I got to West Kip and walked down into the lee of the hill out of the wind. Had lunch.
I could see a track going back along the foot of the hills and took a chance that it would lead back to Lover's Loup.
As this was the sheltered side, the snow was still around 2-3cm deep, but lots of wet patches that I had to negotiate. That's the trouble with quad bike tracks, they don't care where they go, churning up all the boggy parts something awful.
Glad to get past the remains of the trees that once stood here as it was downhill and better drained. Lover's Loup was even better although the track here is at least a metre deep in the slope. Once across the burn and onto the tarmac, it was a long trudge back to the car park.
ImageLoganlee Reservoir and West Kip by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr

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Munros: 101
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Grahams: 20
Donalds: 27
Hewitts: 5
Sub 2000: 40



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2020

Trips: 5
Distance: 50.6 km
Ascent: 1739m
Sub2000s: 2

2019

Trips: 40
Distance: 448.4 km
Ascent: 27075m
Munros: 18
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 7

2018

Trips: 29
Distance: 333.5 km
Ascent: 24435m
Munros: 20
Corbetts: 7
Sub2000s: 8

2017

Trips: 24
Distance: 259.3 km
Ascent: 15525m
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 7

2016

Trips: 30
Distance: 302.3 km
Ascent: 19865m
Munros: 14
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 6

2015

Trips: 27
Distance: 296.55 km
Ascent: 14853m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 20
Sub2000s: 3

2014

Trips: 72
Distance: 781.05 km
Ascent: 44497m
Munros: 33
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 12
Hewitts: 5

2013

Trips: 53
Distance: 482.2 km
Ascent: 26090m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 6

2012

Trips: 71
Distance: 677.05 km
Ascent: 37711m
Munros: 18
Corbetts: 11
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 5

2011

Trips: 65
Distance: 484.8 km
Ascent: 21518m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 4
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 9

2010

Trips: 38
Distance: 208 km
Ascent: 4390m
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 6


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