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Less challenging Munros

Less challenging Munros


Postby Allan_ » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:07 pm

Hi, I know all Munros have their own challenges but lookin for any in the Southern Highlands. I'm a fit 27 year old but got knee surgery in February and haven't done a hill since the tail end of last year due to this. Looking for a hill with more of a path on the route up rather than a lot of scrambling. I've done the Arrochar Alps, Ben Lomond, Chabhair. Looking for a new (less challenging) for my first one back. Cheers
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby abbruce » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:20 pm

Ben Chonzie could be an option. Not too long, land rover tracks most of the way up, nothing too steep or challenging.
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:32 pm

Carn Aosda and the Cairnwell. Though knee mightn't like driving so far.
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby Sunset tripper » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:25 pm

Ben Lawers has a pretty good path and not too strenuous. :D

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/perthshire/ben-lawers.shtml
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby PerthAlly » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:07 pm

Meall Ghaordaidh ( near Killen )

My granny could have pushed a piano up there :lol:
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby OpenC » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:11 pm

Mayar is the easiest one I've climbed, I think, and a really great walk as well via Corrie Fee :)
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby prog99 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:54 pm

Beinn na lap or the two on the other side of the loch if youre up to it.
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby Tom282 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:43 pm

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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby Munro83 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:29 am

The cairnwell 3 are straight forward- although at the top of the cairnwell you lose the will to live with all the crap at the top. Mount keen is easy but maybe too long
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby jupe1407 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:21 am

Allan_ wrote:Hi, I know all Munros have their own challenges but lookin for any in the Southern Highlands. I'm a fit 27 year old but got knee surgery in February and haven't done a hill since the tail end of last year due to this. Looking for a hill with more of a path on the route up rather than a lot of scrambling. I've done the Arrochar Alps, Ben Lomond, Chabhair. Looking for a new (less challenging) for my first one back. Cheers


Probably a bit much of a drive but my first hill back after a knee op in early March was Carn Bhac, from Inverey, Braemar. A fairly easy cycle in to the ruined lodge, then a very easy angled ascent on foot, a nice wander down and a near freewheel all the way out.

Ben Lawers is probably your best/closest one for an easy ascent, with only the final slopes anywhere near steep. Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) is another straightforward one (if done on it's own) .
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby simon-b » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:40 am

I second Ben Chonzie, as this may not be as hard on your knee when descending, compared wirh some Munros.
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Re: Less challenging Munros

Postby Allan_ » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:16 pm

I ended up doing Ben Vane. Was the only one in Arrocher I hadn't done so just went for it. Felt it was a good challenge for my knee and managed it well. Thanks for the suggestions everyone

Going to either do either Ben Chonzie or Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) on Saturday
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