1 in the clag but 2 in the bag
by gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:10 am
Route description: Sgurr Eilde Mor and Binnein Beag, Mamores
Munros included on this walk: Binnein Beag, Sgurr Eilde Mor
Date walked: 20/08/2011
Time taken: 8.5 hours
Distance: 20 km
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Next morning we packed away early and made our way to Kinlochleven and parked at Mamore Lodge Weather at this point did not look to great,but we had hope it would get better as the day wore on ,so of we set heading up the landrover track The track and path make for easy going,where you soon come to a small cairn,take the path here to the open hillside Soon you get your first view of Loch Eildie Mor and the lower slopes of Sgurr Eilde Beag with its head still in the low cloud Still fairly easy going at this point,but for some reason my gammy ankle was starting to play up at this stage,this was to shorten my day later on.
Still lots of low cloud and a strong wind yet,but it did not take us to long before the shape of Sgurr Eilde Mor came into view and also the wee lochan of Coire an Lochan and soon after that the sumit of Sgurr Eilde Mor No stopping here as the wind was still blowing hard,so we dropped down the southwest spur and made our way across to Binnien Beag,where at last the better weather we were hoping for was starting to arrive The views were now starting open out,with the clouds lifting,this gave us a view over to Ben Nevis A fairly stiff and steep pull up Binnien Beag,but all the effort was worth it with the views we were now getting all round,and would you belive a summit pic with no clag Spent a wee while here taking some pictures of the views we now had Sadly this was to be the end of my bagging day,our intention when we left the car was Sgurr Eilde Beag,Binnien Beag,Binnien Mor & Na Gruagaichean,but the pain in my ankle was now becoming to painful to allow 2 more accents and more to the point 2 more decents,so reluctantly once we had dropped back down of Binnien Beag,we went our seperate ways Alan & James for Binnien Mor & Na Gruagaichean and me heading back to the car.
This was my 3rd weekend out on the trot, and my ankle was really feeling the effects of working all week then out hill walking at the weekend with no rest in between,so thought it was better to bail rather than push and suffer later and maybe have an enforced lay off which I do not want or need before my mate stretch heads home later in the year.I suppose walking on my own does have some advantages,slower pace,more time to take pictures before I arrived back at the car Got back to the car,quick change,sank the last of my beer and waited for Alan & James to appear,which was not long behind me two very tired walkers who had hammered the last two,and ariived only 40min after me.All that was now left was back down to Kinlchleven,into the chippy for dinner before the drive back home,with Alan giving it big ZZZZs on the way home
by MarilynMunro » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:04 pm
You still got some nice photos of the views, hope the ankle recovers.
by kevsbald » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:09 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:04 pm
MarilynMunro wrote:You still got some nice photos of the views, hope the ankle recovers.
Cheers MM,done a fair bit of walking this year,so guess I"m paying the price,anyway back to the views,they were great.
by JB likes a beer » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:06 pm
by dooterbang » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:08 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:10 pm
kevsbald wrote:Haha, yer mate will love you for that zzzz photo. Ye've fair been tanning the M-points though.
The mate is my son-in-law Kev .
Aye trying to make a fair dent in them by the year end fingers crossed
by gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:15 pm
dooterbang wrote:Well done on another 2....and a clag free view
Ta doots,just wish it was another 4
JB likes a beer wrote:Hi mate ,you got some good views on the way back ,you did the right thing going back the pathless descent off Na gruagaichean was a killer on the feet , another two in the bag for you ,enjoyed the company cya soon
Another great day mate hope theres more to come this year
by JB likes a beer » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:18 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:21 pm
JB likes a beer wrote:Just keep healthy mate and give that ankle a wee rest ,give you a shout in a couple of weeks,try and get something organised
by pollyh33 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:43 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:50 pm
pollyh33 wrote:Ohhhhhh your mate looks far tooo pleased to see you getting into the tent!!!!!
by Graeme D » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:00 pm
by rockhopper » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:56 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:22 am