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Ben Starav - in the cause of socialism!
by EACHANN AN DOIRE » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:51 pm
Munros included on this walk: Beinn nan Aighenan, Ben Starav
Date walked: 30/06/2011Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Now if you have read any of my previous reports you’ll know that things often go wrong with me: “intended two summits but overslept and only did one”, “meant to do three tops but took a wrong turning and got lost”, “would have conquered that mountain but a bigger boy stole my scone and bla bla bla”.
What went wrong this time? Damned weariness is what! They told me Ben Starav was a tough one - I believed it but didn’t appreciate how. The plan was to do all three Munros – Ben Starav, Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn Mhor. However at 6 in the evening I still had Glas Bheinn Mhor to do but no energy left for it. Time yes – got back to the car at 8 so the final top would have moved that to maybe 10 o’clock at the latest when it was still light. I had time. But I just couldn’t muster the energy for it. Jings!
Anyway I had a great day out none the less. No real views from Ben Starav – only occasional fleeting glimpses. By the time I moved on heading for Beinn nan Aighenan the clouds had lifted a wee bit and I got nice views: East to Loch Tulla and Beinn an Dothaidh etc. and west towards the bottom of Loch Etive and across to Mull and Ben More.
After stopping for pizza and a bottle of plonk on way home it was gone 11 o’clock when I got in. Too tired to shower I crawled into bed smelling of wine and sweat. Mrs Mac was none too pleased I can tell you.
Next day I watched with pride the newsreel footage of my brothers in arms attempting to defeat the Tory oppressors . If it’s any consolation brothers and sisters I suffered too.
Here are a few photos….
by Graeme D » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:49 am
by Caberfeidh » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:59 am
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by Bonzo » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:52 am
by rockhopper » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:10 pm
is that you putting out a challenge ?Bonzo wrote:Proves what I always knew - there's never any energy in public sector workers
EaD wrote:I was on strike last Thursday. I confess, comrades, that I went up into the hills instead of manning the picket lines. I only hope and pray that the cause of socialism is not lost through my selfishness.
Not only that - you've turned another point on your hill map from red to blue.
Your allegiance is plain to see - oppressor
Good to be free - all that shouting is bad for the soul
by EACHANN AN DOIRE » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:58 pm