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Lorna's Last Munro

Lorna's Last Munro


Postby slow al » Mon May 25, 2009 10:03 pm

Route description: Slioch, near Kinlochewe

Munros included on this walk: Slioch

Date walked: 25/05/2009

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Saturday 23rd May - Members of the Gryffe Hillwalking Club and friends of Lorna Gunn accompanied Lorna to the summit of Slioch to celebrate her final Munro. Through abismall weather conditions the intrepid party of twenty battled to the peak to toast Lorna's completion witn numerous bottles of Champanne!
Unfortunately the weather was against us and not a view was to be had. So it was the long slog back down to the car park and the short trip back to the Aultguish Inn to dry off in front of the log fire and continue the celebrations. I must point out that the Inn is now under the new ownership of Lesley and Dario, the food on offer is excellent with great improvments to the bunkhouse. They are a lovely couple and made us very welcome, I would suggest that when next in the area bagging you pay them a call, you will not be dissapointed.
Sunday's weather proved to be no better with numerous parties returning early to the comfort of a warm fire and an ice cold beer. Only the lucky few enjoyed climbing Ben Wyvis basking in the sunshine. As Monday started the same the decision was for a nice drive back to Houston rather than another soaking. An excellent weekend even with all the rain.
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Re: Lorna's Last Munro

Postby mountain coward » Mon May 25, 2009 11:24 pm

You drove back to Texas?!!! (Houston;-)

I'm thinking of perhaps staying at the Altguish sometime - any idea of their prices?

And what a worthy Munro to finish on - grand old Slioch! One of my favourites so far...
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Re: Lorna's Last Munro

Postby slow al » Tue May 26, 2009 7:20 am

Good Morning MC,

Price for bunkhouse is £15.00 per night, rooms for 4 or 6 in brand new comfortable bunks. Still no shower room, however old style cast iron baths to soak away the aches after a long day in the hills. Rooms with showers are available, however unsure of the prices.
Breakfast is on offer at £7.50 if required, however new kitchen facility in the bunkhouse is excellent, so just take your on grub - 2 microwaves, 2 hobs, 2 large sinks, seating for 20. OS maps adorn the walls and the view of Ben Wyvis is breathtaking.
Meals are of a very high quality, try the Venison Pasta ! Great menu of starters and main courses and I am assured by all that the Tirimassu is to die for. Prices range between£7 to £10 for mains. Draught beers - Stella, Tennants, Boddingtons, Local real Ale - take your own bottle of Malt and have a nightcap in the Kitchen ! All in all a great place to stay.
And yes we are from the original Houston, Renfrewshire !
ATB
Alan
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