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49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!


Postby boghopper » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Route description: Ben Hope

Munros included on this walk: Ben Hope, Ben Klibreck

Date walked: 04/08/2011

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Day one - got rid of brother and sister - time to bag munros they haven't!! :wink:

First Ben Klibreck, the second most northerly.

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1. Nice bridge to cross..... bit cloudy on the top though


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2. Cloud clearing.... time to get the shades out!


The path was good at first then it went through a boggy patch. There were loads of dragon flies.

The next part was steep.
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3. Heading up the hillside


There were good views of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal.

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4. Finally we joined the path round the hillside


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5. Our route forwards


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6. The cloud clearing off the top


The last bit to the summit was steep and a bit rocky, but not hard with clear path. It had got quite windy now and the cloud was back on the top again. :(
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7. Summit of Ben Klibreck

49 Munros!

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8. Ben Loyal and Ben Hope

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9. Coming back down from the summit cone

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10. The cloud chasing us!

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11. Almost back and the cloud is fighting back!

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12. Yipee!


Day two. We set off for Ben Hope and the weather was wild - very windy and wet. We thought we'd drive down and HOPE we could do it!
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13. Rainbow on the way

When we got there the weather had improved and so ......
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14. Here we go!

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15. Awesome waterfall

The ascent was steep but the path was clear and was only wet and boggy in places.
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16. Up and up and up

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17. View back of Strathmore

This part of the route takes you up to the main ridge path.
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18. Ben Klibreck

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19. View of nearby hills

It was steep all the way to the top but not as hard as the path was easier going.
After a long while .......
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20. Summit of Ben Hope - 50!!!!

We ate our lunch but it was SO COLD :thumbdown:
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21. Me with my hat and coat and gloves on!

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22. Nice view to the north coast


The walk down felt steeper but much easier. By the time we got back the sun was very bright and the summit was visible and cloud free! :shock:

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23. View of Ben Hope from road going north


These were two good hills and I liked getting to 50. Time for a Cadbury's Wispa to celebrate! :D
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Re: 49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Postby aimeequicks » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:18 pm

Nice work and I approve of your choice of celebratory goodies! Aimee x
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Re: 49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Postby rockhopper » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:32 am

Well done young sir :clap: Nice report and if you keep going at this rate you'll be finished before many people start :D
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Re: 49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Postby lomondwalkers » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:46 am

Brilliant stuff young fella 8) Wish our 10 & 8 year old girls had half your enthusiasm, they whinge whenever we mention a hill :lol: Good on you getting the half ton, putting me to shame!!! :oops:
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Re: 49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Postby malky_c » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:09 pm

Not bad at all :D . I thought I started fairly young, but I didn't get to my 50th until I was 16 or 17. Anyway, keep it up!
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Re: 49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Postby Red Peak » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:53 pm

Who's going to break the news to him that Munros don't count if you do them in a Man Utd shirt! :wink:

Well done on reaching the half-century! You'll finish them all before me at this rate :D
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Re: 49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Postby boghopper » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:36 pm

Red Peak wrote:Who's going to break the news to him that Munros don't count if you do them in a Man Utd shirt! :wink:

Well done on reaching the half-century! You'll finish them all before me at this rate :D


Thanks!

You'll be pleased to know that my mum bought me a new shirt, she has been complaining about the Man U one for quite a while!
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Re: 49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Postby boghopper » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:26 am

boghopper wrote:
Red Peak wrote:Who's going to break the news to him that Munros don't count if you do them in a Man Utd shirt! :wink:

Well done on reaching the half-century! You'll finish them all before me at this rate :D


Thanks!

You'll be pleased to know that my mum bought me a new shirt, she has been complaining about the Man U one for quite a while!
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