Sunday, 25 May 2008

Sunday. Braemar.

Carn a Mhaim tackled. Now tackling queue at Hungry Highlander.

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Along Glen Luibeg

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A Pythonesque mob of tourist hikers stride past me on the way to the welcoming Derry Lodge

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Beside the bridge at Derry Lodge.

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One last look back

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A herd of deer on the horizon

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Almost back to the car. Started walking after 10am, summit at 2pm, car at 6pm.

8 comments:

Simon said...

10 minutes from Carn a' Mhaim to the Hungry Highlander. I'm impressed. I wonder what the motivation could have been...

Anonymous said...

Ah, magic place that chippy. Enticed me down the road for many a weary miles. Dawn

AktoMan said...

Hah b****y hah ;-) Phone reception temperamental, Simon. I was surprised that the post from the summit didn't get through.

As to motivation - yup, the mental image of a fish supper.

I only drove in, Dawn. You and Darren walked the long climb to town.

Jerry said...

Aktoman 1, Ranulf Fiennes 0.

AktoMan said...

LOL - but I bailed on the winter climb, Jerry, and took ages on this straight-forward trek.

In the same time, Satej from work tackled 3 peaks near Drumochter.

Simon said...

Hey, Duncan, don't do yourself down. Relook at your photos - that's an impressive hill you got up. And by a non-conventional and fairly tough route.

So when do you go for 50 ?

AktoMan said...

Ach, the side of the Lairig was only about a 200m walk up. I'm sure Littlejohn St in Aberdeen's steeper than that!

As to others - well, I'll need to set out my summer. Thinking on the SUW again - depends on FJ wanting some way merks. And then some Munros. Nothing planned. Got a pile of dental work to find money for :(

Jerry said...

Yeah Duncan, what Simon says is right - don't do yourself down! That's a fair sized hill and you made it hard for yourself doing it with camping kit - a lot tougher proposition than with a day pack. I've done it in the opposite direction (with my Akto too as it happened) - plenty hard work.