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Ladhar Bheinn from Barrisdale bothy

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Attachment(s) Munros: Ladhar Bheinn
Date walked: 20/04/2019
Distance: 22.5km
Views: 21

Shrouded Schiehallion

Munros: Schiehallion

Date walked: 19/10/2016

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 10.7km

Ascent: 698m

Today was to be a big day in that Mrs MG and Tango the dog were to crack their first Scottish Munro. North Wales mountains had been done time and again as Team Munrogimps, but this was a significant first north of the border.
The Met Office sold us the day as:
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The Met Office says.........

But the view from the cottage was:
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Reality says

It'll clear up. We hoped.
After an athletes breakfast of bacon, blackpud and eggs we departed Braes of Foss car park in fine spirits, Tango leading the way of course.
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You will follow my lead...

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....following Tango's lead.

As documented previously by many others the path up is very well constructed and loops around the contours towards the boulder-field.
It'll clear up.
Occasional glimpses through clag afford us views across the glen to the opposite side where we walked yesterday: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=67522

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Beinn a'Chuallaich

It'll clear up.
Sporadic showers and cold northerly winds were enough to force on the waterproof slacks, even for Tango. The very slippery rocks were stumbled across and now there was very little visibility.
But it'll clear up.
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Mrs MG having a word with Tango

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I've no idea what was said but Mrs MG thinks its funny, Tango doesn't.

After the 4th, 5th or was it 6th false summit we topped out on to....some rocks. No cairn, no trig point, no bunting.
And it didn't bloody well clear up.
Bless her Helen was still grinning like a Cheshire Cat at last joining the bagger's club.
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Mrs MG and Tango join the baggers' club

Me? I was just glad to be be one Munro ahead of my usual bagging partner Snowdonia7!!! Suck it up Dave :lol:
We dropped down 50 mtrs or so to shelter from the wind and so to enjoy a brew, a butty and the mist before removing the waterproofs, including Tango's Elvis-like collared jacket.
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Thank you very much.

Mrs MG had done good but was clearly a tad tired as she repeatedly caught rocks with her boots on the decent, but the de-brief, over a large coffee and a sticky-toffee pudding & ice cream in Kinloch Rannoch, was all positive.
What wasn't positive was our language when we looked back at Schiehallion on returning to the cottage:
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So it did f*&%ing well clear up!

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Comments: 2



Corbett cherry popped x2

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Beinn a'Chuallaich
Date walked: 18/10/2016
Distance: 8.5km
Ascent: 667m
Comments: 2
Views: 765


Fashion disaster on Vrackie.

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Ben Vrackie
Date walked: 12/10/2016
Views: 198


Views on the Berwyns

Attachment(s) Hewitts: Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Bronwen
Date walked: 17/03/2013
Distance: 15.5km
Ascent: 830m
Comments: 3
Views: 1984


Cold and confused on the Carneddau

Attachment(s) Date walked: 21/04/2012
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1000m
Comments: 3
Views: 1485


Lucky Snowdon Horseshoe

Attachment(s) Date walked: 14/04/2012
Distance: 11.6km
Comments: 4
Views: 1646


Cheated by Cheathaich

Attachment(s) Munros: Meall Glas
Date walked: 04/02/2012
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1080m
Comments: 4
Views: 2396


Mamores big day out

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Munros: Am Bodach, An Gearanach, Binnein Mor, Mullach nan Coirean, Na Gruagaichean, Sgurr a'Mhaoraich, Sgurr Eilde Mor, Stob Ban (Mamores), Stob Coire a'Chairn
Date walked: 25/09/2010
Views: 694


Wot no view ... again.

Date walked: 16/07/2010
Views: 769

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Munros: 248
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2019

Trips: 1
Distance: 22.5 km
Munros: 1

2016

Trips: 3
Distance: 19.2 km
Ascent: 1365m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2

2013

Trips: 1
Distance: 15.5 km
Ascent: 830m
Hewitts: 2

2012

Trips: 3
Distance: 41.6 km
Ascent: 2080m
Munros: 1

2010

Trips: 2
Munros: 9


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