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1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)


Postby SouthernUplandKing » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:37 pm

Munros included on this walk: An Stuc, Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall a'Choire Leith, Meall Corranaich

Date walked: 16/04/2011

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Well after my first day of Munro bagging I have 4 words to say, Absolute and Utter Elation ! I was really dropped into it head first but throughly enjoyed it and cant wait to get back out again. Pictures to follow, maybe tonight, maybe tommorow, depends what time I end up in my bed :lol:

Edit* Now I have managed too get my hands on another USB for my camera and hence why I am dragging this thread up. There was three of us, and Hamish. I can't really re-call much from the day so I shall let the pictures do the real talking.

Apologies from the lack of picture's from Ben Lawers and An Stuc. Ben Lawers was clouded over and An Stuc, well I can't really remember why I didn't take any pictures on An Stuc. I don't have any pictures of the summit from the two times I've been up there :lol:

Enjoy.
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View from the start of the walk, little did I know that a few months later this fine ridge would be my first solo Munro :)
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Dad, Lochan Na Lairige and The Tarmachan !
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Loch Tay from the summit !
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View North West, I believe Big Bad Ben would be visible on a clear day !
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Dad, Myself and Hamish atop my first Munro !!!
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Hamish having a break on the ascent of Ben Lawers !
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The Bulk Of Ben Lawers from An Stuc !
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An Stuc on the way up !
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View back up the valley from the descent of An Stuc !
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Horrible slog up from the valley !
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On our way too the summit !
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Dad and Myself atop my 5th a final Munro for the day.
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Drew, Dad and Hamish

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Last edited by SouthernUplandKing on Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

Postby Graeme D » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:44 pm

Well done - that's you up and running and well and truly hooked now! Looking forward to the photos.
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Re: 1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:00 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:Well done - that's you up and running and well and truly hooked now! Looking forward to the photos.


Thanks mate, cant wait for the next trip :D
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Re: 1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

Postby jwramsay » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:15 pm

Wow, 5 in 1 day (and your first 5)

Exceptional effort.

I've done 4 of those and that took me 2 visits.

Enjoy your new found hobby.
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Re: 1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:20 pm

jwramsay wrote:Wow, 5 in 1 day (and your first 5)

Exceptional effort.

I've done 4 of those and that took me 2 visits.

Enjoy your new found hobby.


Thank you :) Ive been walking for the past 5 months and doing Grahams, Donalds and Corbetts but thought it was high time I got the Munro count underway. Was well worth the journey and climb :D
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Re: 1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

Postby skuk007 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:29 pm

5 in one day must feel good. Looks a long old day, how long did that lot take you?
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Re: 1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:35 am

skuk007 wrote:5 in one day must feel good. Looks a long old day, how long did that lot take you?


We left the car at around 9am and got back about quarter to 5 so it was a long one. The worst part was the drop from An Stuc to climb back up onto Leith and then the descent and trek out from Leith was an absolute killer. Still I had a fantastic day :)
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Re: 1st Munro(s) (baptism of fire)

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:08 pm

Bump for the new picture's :)
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