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18 hours driving + five hours walking = 2 munros

$matches[2] In retrospect maybe it would have been preferable to climb the most far flung munros early in our quest - allowing us to finish with the more accessible ones. As it is our plan to compleat by Easter would require a few trips where we would have a long drive up on Friday, walk Saturday a...
by snowdonia7
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 18 hours driving + five hours walking = 2 munros
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Yellow weather warning - pah!

$matches[2] As munro baggers from north Wales who have visited most of the summits below Fort William we can't just head for the highlands on a sunny day, and have to plan well in advance. So after an abortive trip in May (when the van broke down en route) we planned to visit again in August, and a...
by snowdonia7
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:54 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Yellow weather warning - pah!
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Sgurr a'Mhaoraich from Kinloch Hourn

$matches[2] On hearing the road to Kinloch Hourn had re-opened we decided to head that way to finish the munros round Loch Quoich. We drove all the way down to Kinloch Hourn to approach Sgurr a'Mhaoraich from the west. Initially we followed a stalkers track that zig-zagged up the broad west shoulde...
by snowdonia7
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich from Kinloch Hourn
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Gairich

$matches[2] We awoke to clear skies on the final day of our Easter trip, and after a breakfast overlooking the dam at Loch Quoich. $matches[2] Despite the heatwave through much of Britain the weather we had experienced over the weekend had not been too good, and it was nice to actually be able to s...
by snowdonia7
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Gairich
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Barrisdale to Inverie via Ladhar Bheinn

$matches[2] After a night at the excellent bothy at Barrisdale we set off for our return to Inverie, and whilst our ferry was not until 6.30pm we wanted to ensure we had as much time as possible at the Old Forge before we left, so it wasn't going to be a leisurely stroll. The initial climb to Mam B...
by snowdonia7
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Barrisdale to Inverie via Ladhar Bheinn
Replies: 0
Views: 393

A Good Friday in Knoydart

$matches[2] After taking the 10.30 ferry from Mallaig we set out along the road SW from Inverie then took the track signed for Lochan Dubh-Lochan. After 3km pass the prominent monument then take the smaller track right after about 200 metres. Follow to cross the Inverie River and continue E along t...
by snowdonia7
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Good Friday in Knoydart
Replies: 0
Views: 698

Re: When a "Warm-up" Goes Wrong - Loch Treig 5

Great report Andy - I can totally empathise having done the same walk one day last summer, and my lack of preparation/fitness/food meant that plodding up that long penultimate peak was dreadful.
by snowdonia7
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: When a "Warm-up" Goes Wrong - Loch Treig 5
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Autumn trip Day 4 - Carn a' Chlamain by bike

$matches[2] The last walk of our autumn trip and our fourth consecutive day of biking and hiking. As a bit of a cycling novice my quads (and sit bones) were feeling it, especially trying to keep up with recent sub-12 Iron Man Neil. Reading the walk reports for Carn a' Chlamain we noted one that sug...
by snowdonia7
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:11 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Autumn trip Day 4 - Carn a' Chlamain by bike
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Autumn trip Day 3 - Beinn Dearg (Blair Atholl) Bike and hike

our_route.gpx Another bike and hike today - this time starting at the car park in old Bridge of Tilt. We followed the route described as far as the bothy where we were initially going to leave our bikes. However, after starting to walk up the track towards the stalkers path we thought it was also r...
by snowdonia7
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:39 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Autumn trip Day 3 - Beinn Dearg (Blair Atholl) Bike and hike
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Autumn trip Day 2 - Glenfinnan Express

$matches[2] We started later (10.30) as the weather forecast suggested an improvement after that time. Indeed, there was little rain all the way round our route, but it was still very windy on high ground. As with the previous day we started on our bikes and rode up to and past the Corryhully bothy...
by snowdonia7
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:10 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Autumn trip Day 2 - Glenfinnan Express
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Autumn trip Day 1 - Wet and windy on Gulvain

$matches[2] Started from the lay-by near the junction of the A830 and A861 in heavy rain. Used mountain bikes as far as the foot of Gulvain, but then inexplicably chose to follow our own line up steep tussock (wet) grass, only finding the track after a few hundred metres of hard slog ensuring I was...
by snowdonia7
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Autumn trip Day 1 - Wet and windy on Gulvain
Replies: 1
Views: 220

A pair of aonachs (without the gondola)

$matches[2] After a poor night's sleep at the camp site in Roy Bridge (big shout out the the obnoxious bunch of drunks who turned up at about 1am and sat around drinking and talking loudly) we thought we would shorten our planned walk in the Aonachs by taking the Gondola (this didn't feel like chea...
by snowdonia7
Mon May 07, 2018 8:04 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A pair of aonachs (without the gondola)
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

A quick round of Corrour

our_route.gpx After taking the train from Roy Bridge we set off at 08.35 into misty weather. The route is very clear to Peter's Rock after which we just set off on a bearing east up boggy tussock grass, eventually reaching the high point of the ridge which we then followed to the summit of Carn Dea...
by snowdonia7
Mon May 07, 2018 7:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A quick round of Corrour
Replies: 0
Views: 908

Re: 7 Lawers, 1 day

Thanks for sharing, it took me back to when I did all seven in a day, and how tired I was after the first two hills (which was no doubt due to a high speed walk up from the A 827). Luckily, looking at the munros I've got left I guess the most I will have to do in a day to compleat will be four :)
by snowdonia7
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 7 Lawers, 1 day
Replies: 7
Views: 3187

Beinn Achealadair and Beinn a' Chreachain in the sun

our_route.gpx For the last day of our Easter trip we wanted to get a bit closer to home to reduce the journey on BH Monday, so decided on one of the outstanding hills in Bridge of Orchy. As a bonus the weather was forecast to be fine, which we welcomed after the last couple of days. After driving d...
by snowdonia7
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:11 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Achealadair and Beinn a' Chreachain in the sun
Replies: 0
Views: 953
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