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A beginning – for at least the 3rd time

31 Jul

The week has gone as well as I could have hoped for. The stretching exercises on both the back and upper and lower hamstrings are beginning to have some effect and although neither the legs nor the back are clear, I reckon there are a few km of hill in them even now. I’ve also shed a few pounds so I’m ready for an easy hillwalk.

The Fatdog was touch and go for a few days with a slight limp but even she seems to be in better fettle and is wakening up from her summer malaise with the recent easing down of temperature…and the promise of a hill.

We’ll keep it simple for our first ascent– just in case.

Sunday’s forecast is looking reasonable so for us it will be a trip up Glenshee to it’s highest point where we’ll springboard up onto Glas Maol and from there to Creag Leacach. We’ve been on Glas Maol before but have still to walk the ridge down to Creag Leacach. This should be an easy walk of around 11km with only a few hundred metres of ascent involved, but will give us the satisfaction of bagging a new Munro with the minimum of effort. The last statement is possibly overoptimistic.

Creag Leacach from Glas Maol

Creag Leacach from Glas Maol

The 3 Amigos

The 3 Amigos

For the story of our last visit to these hills and where the the 3 Amigos fit in visit :-

http://fatdogwalking.wordpress.com/carn-an-tuirc-cairn-of-claise-glas-maol/

Common sense has decreed that the big camera and extra lens will be left at home to cut down the weight. Hopefully in the next few months I’ll acquire a decent compact which will go some way towards producing snaps close to the quality of those from my cheapy SLR. Until then we’ll have to make do with the wee Canon and flat skies.

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4 Comments

Posted by on July 31, 2009 in General Drivel

 

4 responses to “A beginning – for at least the 3rd time

  1. Martin Rye

    August 1, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Scotland photos with any camera look good Ken. They look fine by the way. Good to hear you are out and about.

     
  2. fatdogwalks

    August 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for that Martin 😀 . I know from your blog you’re desperate to get back out into the hills and every time I read it I feel guilty, me staying so close and not being out there all the time.

    Hope you get into the wilds soon.

     
  3. Paul

    August 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I’d been wondering what happened to Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short; and now I know, sporting trendy ship skin coats around Glas Maol.

     
  4. fatdogwalks

    August 10, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Those sheep led an absolute tidal wave of sheep photos on ScottishHills. I was beginning to get worried about the numbers of folk who had photos of sheep tucked away on their hard drives!

     

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