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Monty Making a Meall of Bhuachaille!!
by dooterbang » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:06 pm
Route description: Meall a' Bhuachaille circuit, Glenmore
Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Bhuachaille
Date walked: 11/03/2011
Time taken: 3 hours
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 487mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
walkers whos reputations where bigger than a hollywood celebs ....my first walk would be with the one they call the "Monty".
Having read his reports these last 6 months i was fearful i would not keep up with such a beast - i had put in some epic walks these last few weeks to hopefully keep site of his tail.
My plan to stay fit, and in top shape, was scuppered as on Thursday night i spent a very enjoyable late evening with a friend.....i got home Friday morn 2am
With 3 hours sleep i left the glorious East End of Glasgow for my 3 hour drive to Aviemore, is Glasgow twinned with Aviemore...... it should be judging by the amount of dodgy Star Wars Bar style Nightclubs!!
The snow, wind and mist was in full force from Perth onwards....WTF was i doing driving up here when i could have been in a warm bed As i reached Newtonmore a text from Danrun confirmed my fears, the big walk was off.
I met Monty, Danrun and Alan in Aviemore. Once i started to understand the Klingon like accent we managed to arrange to do a Corbett near Glenmore Lodge - by now the snow had stopped and the sunshine was belting across the hilltops.
Meall a'Bhuachaille would be the Corbett - our route
From the car park at Glenmore Lodge follow the track NE through the wooded area which brings you to the Bothy
A few minutes was explored in the Bothy - Mountainstar (Alan) has stayed in all but 2, i've yet to kip in 1
Ahead was the easy ascent which we would follow NW to reach the summit.
Monty took the lead and i followed him, Alan and Danrun took it easy a few minutes behind.
I was wondering if i would be out of my depth trying to keep up with an ex army, ex navy, marathon running super fit specimen.........after 100m i had to push him out of the way to get past as he was holding me up
With a clear view ahead i was soon on the summit, Monty arrived blue faced, puffing and panting 10 minutes later .... "that was tough" he spluttered, "your having a laugh" i quipped.....was this the same Monty from the WH website????
Danrun and Alan soon arrived and we all had a quick bite to eat.
We headed South down the SW face of Meall a'Bhuachaille
Monty started running and took an almighty tumble before jumping to his feet like a ninja turtle, Danrun had predicted this.
The snow was deep and we all had good fun heading to lower grounds.
We soon picked up the wooded area and followed the path East to Glenmore Lodge
This was a nice little hill that presented no difficulties at all.
Monty, Danrun and Alan provided great chat, knowledge and banter.
Poor Monty got it tight from everyone for not getting to that summit first......tomorrow was another day and i looked forward to our next challenge, i'm sure Monty was also .
by iainwatson » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:21 pm
by dooterbang » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:36 pm
monty wrote:Seems like i am a spent force now
Never. i think you just sat back and fed our egos a little....a good father figure
by danrun » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:13 pm
monty will be using that photo of u on top of the Bhuachaile as his new motivator....
I MUST BEAT DOOTERBANG..........
by mountainstar » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:27 pm
And now I can present the latest WH video....
Showing now here....
by walk aboot » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:35 pm
by Stretch » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:40 pm
by Paul Webster » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:03 pm
by mountainstar » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:01 pm
by ChrisW » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:06 am