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Stob Coire Sgreamhach on Saturday. First Munro in a while and found it tough, had done a few corbetts as I've been trying to work round my knee problems. so hopefully get a few more in.

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Did Shalloch on Minnoch in the Galloways on Saturday, with our neighbour. When I mentioned that I had done a circular route over rough ground once with a group of Gold DofE kids, she asked if we could do that too. Ended up doing Craigmasheenie and Cornish Hill on the way back. Weather was showery but it was a pretty good day out.

Looking back north at many lochs from near the summit. 

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Approaching the trig point - which isn't the summit.

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Looking through the cloud at the trig from the summit.

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Corserine and the Rhinns of Kells in the distance.

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Merrick.

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Loch Girvan Eye below Craigmasheenie, with Loch Riecawr to the right.

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Loch Girvan Eye from Craigmasheenie.

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Went up Beinn Chabhair today. Nice walk but since I'm out of practice, I'm knackered!20190622_174712.jpg20190622_163317.jpg20190622_165912.jpg

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I've done Ben Nevis twice now but unsure how it measures up to other mountains. Want to climb more but where is best to go for a novice?

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36 minutes ago, dysartrovers said:

I've done Ben Nevis twice now but unsure how it measures up to other mountains. Want to climb more but where is best to go for a novice?

Ice climbing aside, if Nevis was 100m shorter then it would be visited a mere fraction of the time it actually is. Personally, I think it's shite.

Presuming you're still in Fife, I would recommend the following Driesh / Mayar combination seeing as Corrie Fee is a rather nice spot to pass through.  Relatively easy and a rather rewarding day trip without any particular strenuous post-walk drive home :

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/angus/mayar-driesh.shtml

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12 hours ago, Hedgecutter said:

Ice climbing aside, if Nevis was 100m shorter then it would be visited a mere fraction of the time it actually is. Personally, I think it's shite.

Presuming you're still in Fife, I would recommend the following Driesh / Mayar combination seeing as Corrie Fee is a rather nice spot to pass through.  Relatively easy and a rather rewarding day trip without any particular strenuous post-walk drive home :

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/angus/mayar-driesh.shtml

If you go up Nevis via the mountain track it's shite. If you go via the CMD arete it would be a top 10 Scottish mountain day regardless of the height.

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Wee wander up Càrn Bhac yesterday to go alongside a horseshoe of some minor tops around Glenshee last weekend reminding me of what I loved about hillwalking when I first started which was leaving the house about 9 am 6 hours on the hill and back home in plenty time for fish supper and a pint.

In recent years it's more like book 2 nights away to fit in a 10 hour epic or leave house at 6am and home midnight  to get the ticks.

Thing is I really like getting the ticks

 

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Was up Goatfell on Saturday, was like Sauchiehall Street, full of sponsored walks, stag doos, neds and a fair sprinkling of fit ladies in lycra gym gear. So not all bad.Image may contain: mountain, sky, nature and outdoor

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14 hours ago, invergowrie arab said:

Wee wander up Càrn Bhac yesterday to go alongside a horseshoe of some minor tops around Glenshee last weekend reminding me of what I loved about hillwalking when I first started which was leaving the house about 9 am 6 hours on the hill and back home in plenty time for fish supper and a pint.

In recent years it's more like book 2 nights away to fit in a 10 hour epic or leave house at 6am and home midnight  to get the ticks.

Thing is I really like getting the ticks

 

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Totally get this. Now that I've reset the ticking clock and have huge numbers of hills to choose from when I'm going out - doing something near the Borders where I live means that I am actually home at 3 in the afternoon - it's a bit of a treat given that it feels like I've been on long-haul trips most of the time over the past few years...

At the other end of the scale, last week I was all set for a long awaited go at the Rum Cuillin and a night at Dibidil bothy - to the point I was sleeping in the car outside Mallaig ready for the 7:30am ferry, when the weather forecast took a total dive after looking decent in the run up (possible lightning on a ridge with few ways off didn't appeal) and so I canned it. That was basically a 400 mile round trip and lots of time used which I could have really done without.

In the end, I picked a totally random walk based on which OS maps I had in the glovebox and ended up doing Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn, two Corbetts on Loch Arkaig I'd never even heard of before. Turned out to be a relatively enjoyable walk, with some decent, hazy views out to the exciting stuff further west and (unsurprisingly) not a soul to be seen.

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Last night after dinner, I was bored and suddenly realised it would *literally* be a crime not to do a summit camp when the weather was so good. Headed to Talla reservoir which is (a) close to me and (b) one of the most photogenic corners of the Borders. Started walking at 8pm, pitched on top of Garelet Hill and then went for a wander over Erie Hill to Garelet Dod - still plenty of light at 10:45pm when I got back to the tent.....Was home in time for taking the kids to school and getting to work this morning...

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2 hours ago, Swello said:

Last night after dinner, I was bored and suddenly realised it would *literally* be a crime not to do a summit camp when the weather was so good. Headed to Talla reservoir which is (a) close to me and (b) one of the most photogenic corners of the Borders. Started walking at 8pm, pitched on top of Garelet Hill and then went for a wander over Erie Hill to Garelet Dod - still plenty of light at 10:45pm when I got back to the tent.....Was home in time for taking the kids to school and getting to work this morning...

That is absolutely superb. Very jealous.

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Was up Goatfell on Saturday, was like Sauchiehall Street, full of sponsored walks, stag doos, neds and a fair sprinkling of fit ladies in lycra gym gear. So not all bad.64973886_10157716235965864_953754340558897152_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108%26_nc_oc=AQnYRJACQ1OIhizz2NNWxPDAPBV7T306kknqSXREHwy3oumYZdLQCQCtnYu5vCo_ZR8%26_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx%26oh=657584b689572cc7e36b62764a7e0908%26oe=5D88EC8E&key=c670e1504ac9795caa48847ead6bd82b9fb645d5ad1978f0a592527b7d914325
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Has anyone climbed Ben More? I'm reasonably experienced at hillwalking so should this hill present any problems?

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5 minutes ago, microdave said:

Has anyone climbed Ben More? I'm reasonably experienced at hillwalking so should this hill present any problems?

Which one?

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This thread is making me miss Hills and particularly Scotland. 

I haven't been up a Scottish mountain for at least 20 years and it's almost 10 since Snowdonia. 

Mid life crisis obsession incoming

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Which one?
Of course. The Mull one. I was having a look at walk highlands and was a bit worried that it looked rather long but they have two routes to go up. I'll do the more straightforward one.

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1 minute ago, microdave said:
13 minutes ago, invergowrie arab said:
Which one?

Of course. The Mull one. I was having a look at walk highlands and was a bit worried that it looked rather long but they have two routes to go up. I'll do the more straightforward one.

I've climbed it a few times as I'm in Mull a lot - which route are you planning?

The Ridge route is great fun - but has it's moments - the "main" route is very easy indeed navigation wise - even in the cloud...

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I've climbed it a few times as I'm in Mull a lot - which route are you planning?
The route from Dhiseig.

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I had mighty plans to head out this evening to Glen Shiel and take on the Five Sisters tomorrow but I’ve shat out of it. I’m moving flat on Sunday and I’m burnt to a crisp after work today. I also think I’ve underestimated how a big a day it would be, what with having to walk 3 hours back to my car once I’ve finished. One for another day I think with a companion who had a car. If my sunburns aren’t so bad tomorrow I’ll maybe head up Ben Wyvis for an easy day out. I’m absolutely dying to do a solo camp on a summit though. There would have been some lucky fuckers today who did just that last night because the cloud immersions would have been tremendous. I got a taste for them at the top of the hill I was working on today.

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