Dumgoyne - 427m
Thursday 29th May 2014

Weather/Conditions: I recall this being really cold and windy at the top - and while I wasn't carrying many layers, I arrived at the summit simultaneously boiling from the effort and being rapidly cooled by that damn wind. So I behind the summit stone and tried to recover without freezing!
Distance/Ascent/Time: 3.2km / 400m / 39m
Accompanying: Alone

A fast time up Dumgoyne. I never seem to be able to beat the 20 minute mark for start stile to summit. But nonetheless, I was glad to clock 21:59 and beat the 22 minute mark by a second. I took three minutes breather on the summit, rapidly cooling in a strong and bitter wind, then turned to head down. I've always enjoyed these fast walks up Dumgoyne. I'm pretty sure I timed myself pre-2013, as I remember telling Colin L that summer about my 22 minutes to climb 400m. But anyway - on this day I managed to match that at least, though the effort level just feels so astronomical that i couldn't quite imagine beating 20 minutes! Some day...

Times (Time relative to 0.00)
(0.00) 9.52pm Layby, Glengoyne
(0.02) 9.54pm Stile (start timing)
(0.24) 10.16pm Dumgoyne
(0.27) 10.19pm Dumgoyne (left)
(0.37) 10.29pm Stile (end timing)
(0.39) 10.31pm Layby, Glengoyne

Written: 2016-03-27