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hardest one's yet

hardest one's yet

Postby peter@caltonathletic » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:26 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chroin, Beinn Chabhair

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Alwright my fellow munro baggers.Myself,Donny and Div went on an outing to Beinn Chabhair and Beinn a' chroin on Sunday morning.We set off at 8.45 on the belief we were doing three Munros that day but it was'nt to be.As we cut across the path of the west highland way we were met by a wad of coo's we caried on past them into the muck and the start of a long slog up the hills.We had our first break about 11 as we joined the ridge going on to Beinn chahair,we had a quick coffee and headed for the summit and got there at 12 sat for another 10mins and then headed down then up for Beinn a' chroin half way down I had my first fall tweeked my calf trying to componsate on the fall but I wasnae the only one taking a tummble donny and div went down more than a couple of times aswell.Not being out walking for a couple of weeks was taking it's toll, differnt kind of fitness from the gym.As we got to the beilach between ancaisteil and beinn a'chroin we bumped into a group of walkers from Derby spoke to them for a couple of minutes got the head down and went to the top.Two different tops so we went for both to make sure 2.20 and we had the second munro of the day to be totaly honest I was dreading doing ancasteil but as we got to the point of no return we bottled it and decided to do it another day so just the long tedious trek through the bog.A couple of hours and falls later we were back at the car deffinetly my hardest to date no ancasteil but we'll get that one when the memory of them eradocated :shock:
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Re: hardest one's yet

Postby mgmt! » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:17 pm

well done peter, as the song says two out of three aint bad, and the other munro wont be going anywere fast.
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Re: hardest one's yet

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:38 pm

Howdy Peter.

Im feeling your pain!!! That walk back through the bog stops being funny after about 5 minutes!!! At least you had your pals with you. Hope you didn't curse and swear as much as I did!!!

Another enjoyable report. Cheers :D

Hope your leg has un-tweaked its self. X
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Re: hardest one's yet

Postby kevsbald » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:30 am

Respect due on those two hills and the decision to call time on the Castle - a nice wee hill up Twistin ridge in Winter?
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