Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Tarf and Tilt Hills: Carn a' Chlamain (192)

Walk date: 14/06/07
My Munro #'s:

Pronunciations - translations - heights:
Kaarn a klaavan - hill of the kite or buzzard - 963m

Duration - 12:00 - 18:30
Distance - 24.7km
Total ascent - 1090m
Weather - Fine day with light rain, mainly sun, with moderate wind at height
Team - with Sonia
Other hikers: none at height

Pretty straight forward and no chance of a circular:

Carn a' Chlamain far distance, Carn a' George up close:

Wonderful Carn a' Sonia over the wonderful Glen Tilt:

I somehow expected more, Carn a' Chlamain runs out:

The panorama of Beinn a' Ghlo was a majestic sight:

Ready for the cycle back down Glen Tilt:

Waiting to ambush the Sonia on the lower slopes:

A beautiful evening led us back down the glen:

There are worse places to hang out:

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Blogger Scott said...

It's hard to tell from your elevation graph, but it appears that the hike got quite steep at the halfway-up point. Is it all foot-hiking, or are you forced to do any hand-over-hand scrambling up the hill?

3 August 2007 at 19:06  
Blogger eric said...

!!! All of your posts are so well done, Andrew. I really enjoyed looking in on your trip to the Orkney Islands. Also, you're very fortunate to have Sonia as a travel companion. I'm personally trying to coax the Mrs. into a wilderness canoe trip, but she's still a bit hesitant - concerned about bears or something. Again, very nice. Keep hiking!

10 August 2007 at 20:05  
Blogger George Walks said...

Scott - the profiles always look worse as the horizontal is far more condensed; this hike was 25km across by 1km up but the graph is nothing like that. In this instance the dotted lines on the plot are 200m apart. I have done some scrambling and I don't mind it in small doses. I will always say if the hikes include some of that.

I must say I really liked your plot of the plane ride, excellent stuff, and that also looked very steep!

Eric - thank you very much, as are yours. Sonia is a worthy companion but will also shrink away sometimes, mainly from the scrambling/big drop/extreme bad weather end of things, but that's just women! (o;

10 August 2007 at 21:47  

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