Twas the Meet before Christmas

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Attachment(s) Munros: Carn Ghluasaid, Sail Chaorainn, Sgurr nan Conbhairean
Date walked: 11/11/2017
Distance: 18.5km
Ascent: 1248m
Views: 6

3 Toms 2 Beinns & a Dog

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 05/11/2017
Distance: 21km
Ascent: 1100m
Views: 13


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Munros: Stuchd an Lochain
Date walked: 27/10/2017
Distance: 9.1km
Ascent: 716m
Views: 16

Beinn Venue

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Grahams: Ben Venue
Date walked: 08/10/2017
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 650m
Views: 12

100 not out

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Attachment(s) Munros: Meall nan Eun
Date walked: 13/08/2017
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1030m
Views: 19

Ben Hope

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Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Hope
Date walked: 29/07/2017
Distance: 6km
Ascent: 780m
Views: 24

knock knock

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Cnoc Coinnich
Date walked: 25/07/2017
Distance: 5.5km
Ascent: 712m
Views: 23

Loch Skene Via Grey Mare`s Tail

Route: Grey Mare's Tail and Loch Skeen

Date walked: 18/06/2017

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 6km

Ascent: 470m

After a night attending a wedding reception in Moffat with my wife , I thought it only fair to get a wee hill day in while we were there.
With still a bit of a hangover we drove down towards The Grey Mare`s tail beside White Coomb.

The drive down the A708 was stunning as the sun slowly burned away the low cloud letting us see right down the lush green valley.
Fortunately it was very sunny and warm because the idea was I skipped up to Loch Skene while she sunbathed.

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White Mare`s Tail Waterfall

We parked in the large car park, there was more than a few cars there and families were setting up picnics by the river.
The initial climb up is steep but stepped and then takes you gradually uphill at an easy gradient.

This place is famous for Peregrine Falcons and I saw what looked like it may be one way up high riding the thermals.
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I passed by a herd of goats chilling in the grass.

A series of lovely waterfalls follow after the main big one as you carry on along the path.
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looking back

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I passed White Coomb on my left , and it looks like there is a wall that runs from the river right up to the top of the hill ?
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White Coomb

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It wasn`t too long, about 45-1hour mins i think, before i reached Loch Skene and it just knocked me out !
Absolutely stunning.
There were people dotted all along it`s shore , taking up the best perches.
I got myself a wee spot and ate my lunch , taking it all in.
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Loch Skene

I then decided that i would climb the hill overlooking the loch, Mid Craig.
Once about two thirds up , I remembered i told my wife I would be 1.5 hours max :lol: :lol:
It was now bout that time.
I had a look around and gave her a phone, she was alright , still enjoying the sun.
I had the perfect view of the loch from here and noticed a large bird, later confirmed as an Osprey by a couple of twitchers I met later on.
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looking down on the loch

I had a wee jog back down and was bursting to jump in the loch, but settled for a paddle instead.
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clear water

After a chat with a guy by the loch , i jogged back towards the car, only stopping to chat to the aforementioned twitchers who were now looking up at peregrines on a cliff. They very kindly offered me a look through their binoculars but I couldn`t see anything.
I carried on back to the car and felt magic, hangover well and truly gone !
A great wee walk which I will definetly go back to when doing Corbetts around the area.

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Jim`s 100th Munro

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Attachment(s) Munros: Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)
Date walked: 22/04/2017
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1597m
Views: 20

Stob to let the rain past on route to Spring Meet

Attachment(s) Munros: Stob a'Choire Odhair, Stob Ghabhar
Date walked: 21/04/2017
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1189m
Comments: 11
Views: 576


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Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Bidean nam bian
Place: Glencoe
Gear: my camo hat, lost !
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Ideal day out: an epic adventure taking in a few munros, ridge walks, river crossings and some wild, high top camping

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Donalds: 1
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