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Sunday, 9 October 2011

MORE HILL PORNOGRAPHY: TGO CHALLENGE 2004

These are from my TGO Challenge in 2004. Click to enlarge them.

HILLPORN 6

HILLPORN 7

HILLPORN 8

HILLPORN 9

Again: Guesses invited for the locations!

15 comments:

  1. That is pure porn Alan, fantastic photos

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  2. Is the top one the ruin near Oban bothy?

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  3. The bottom one looks like one of my DIY projects, but with the advantage of a nicer location.

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  4. pic 2 Loch Morar near Oban bothy
    pic 3 Gleann an Obain Bhig

    My second camp of my next Challenge will be at Lochan Dubh. Or Oban bothy, depending on circumstances.

    Have you been through Gleann an Obain Bhig to Glen Pean and do you have any recollection of the northerly side of both glens. In other words : is it possible to come down to Lochan Dubh from the northern side (coming from Carn Mor/Meall nan Each) ?

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  5. 1) Oban Bothy with now defunct tree
    2) Loch Morar from Approx NM 871899
    3) Glean Pean, I reckon, around NM904896
    4) Ruin by Kinbreak bothy NN002961

    Do I win a prize? I'm right out of Talisker ;-)

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  6. Theo: Pretty good: Your second answer is sort of right: It's looking back towards Gleann an Obain Bhig from above Lochan Leum an t-Sagairt in Glean Pean.

    I presume this is the lochan you want to descend to? (You mentioned Lochan Dubh) It's really steep all the way down and I wouldn't want to do it in bad wet weather. There are crags not shown on the OS 1:50k map as well. Looking at it from where I took the photo there is a little hut 100m or so up the northern hillside immediately to the west of the lochan and so there is a path down from there.

    THIS PICTURE shows the hillside you are thinking of descending. The pocture was taken from about NM894884, looking North Eastwards.

    Hope this helps.

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  7. Lord Elpus: Absolutley SBO Sir! (Spot Bollock On - a technical navigational term)

    I forgot that although you weren't with me on my 2004 crossing we did the same bit as our FWA in 2010 together after our disastrous defeat on Sgurr nan Coireachan in the storms...

    Having said that, I am amazed you remembered the Oban Bothy shot with all the alcohol you sank that evening... and remembering that the tree has gone was pretty good too. I thought that would fox a lot of people...

    I'm right out of Talisker too! You *do* get 100 'Smug Points' though.

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  8. THEO: THIS PICTURE might also helps as it shows the same hillside slightly further west of the other and also a little higher up Meall nan Each as well.

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  9. Dave: Steady. Blood pressure and all that. Cold showers help.

    Rob: Thank you. :-)

    Gavin M: The top one is actually Oban bothy. The 2nd one is the ruin to the east of the bothy. :-) Pretty damn close though, eh? :-)

    Robin: Indeedy Delboy!

    Byeways: All my DIY projects looked like that (Did I ever mention my cat scratching post? (Maybe another day...)

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  10. Thanks Alan.
    Most piccies on t'internet are taken looking forward or backward through the glens and don't show the sides of the glens, The honourable Ali O. has some great pictures of the area.

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  11. Life through the (g)lens.

    Fab piccies, which obviously bring back many memories for you.

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  12. Thanks Jules. Indeed it does. Currently planning 2012's TGO Challenge - a bit premature, really as I don't know if we have made it through the draw for places yet...

    Fingers crossed.

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  13. Didn't recognise any sadly, but two corking sets of photos.

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