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Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's


by iainwatson » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:13 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chreachain, Beinn Achaladair, Beinn Mhanach

Date walked: 27/12/2011

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 31.9 km

Ascent: 1700m

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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby mountain thyme » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:39 pm

well done iain.. know the feeling of the sore legs / feet.. and trying to think of something to take your mind off of the feeling of pain
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby monty » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:53 pm

Your turning into a dooterbang cyborg at this rate Ian :lol: top marks for a good walk. :D
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:56 pm

Good effort Iain and thanks for posting the info on the river crossing to Mhanach
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby mgmt! » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:38 pm

great effort and good luck on friday, you will be glad that most of the snow had melted for i dont no if that would be do able in last weeks conditions, well done
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby iainwatson » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:41 pm

sjb101 wrote:Hi Iain,thats some walk and good to see this report,felt ill having to pull out so late :sick: .Got my car back thismorning so maybe get up there myself before the holidays end.
all the best
Steven.

no probs steven,i appreciate you letting me know early enough to re-route

brpro26 wrote:Excellent well done....that was fast. Not much snow coverage to plod through makes a big difference right enough.
Might use this same route in 2012 and bike up the landrover track. :thumbup:


knowing how long this is i maybe wouldnt do it in deep snow,i was fortunate with the conditions.the track would be good for the bike apart from the river crossings and it gets fairly steep near the end

kevsbald wrote:Iain, are you on speed? :)


hahaha......No! :)

gammy leg walker wrote:
kevsbald wrote:Iain, are you on speed? :)


Aye thought that too Kev..........16.8km max speed moving :wtf:

Great report again Iain,fair racking up the M points,makes my year end stats pretty feeble.

i was fairly quick on the soft,boggy ground on descents,i tend to break in to a run at some points.it seemed very quick when i saw it too :?
have been on a push recently to get to my target,it'll slow down a lot next year :(


The route is a good one(cheers monty) but rockhoppers route in and out from the farm is shorter and may/may not be quicker in these conditions and it may also give better views of Achaladair and a'Chreachain plus you dont have to ford a river 9 times,

cheers for all the replies :D
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby iainwatson » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:57 pm

mrssanta wrote:Great report. I have a notion to do all five at some time with a high up camp so your pics are really helpful, certainly looks do-able.


i reckon it would be a brilliant walk over the five with a high camp,plenty of places to chose from

mountain thyme wrote:well done iain.. know the feeling of the sore legs / feet.. and trying to think of something to take your mind off of the feeling of pain


i was even singing for a while(not a pretty sound,lol) to divert away from the feeling in my legs and feet

monty wrote:Your turning into a dooterbang cyborg at this rate Ian :lol: top marks for a good walk. :D


i'm a good bit away from dooterbang,i reckon he could be steve fallon in secret :shh: :lol:
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby jonny616 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:10 pm

Well done Iain. As i said on fb thats a great time. Have you done your other two
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby andrewdoggett » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:26 pm

A good hoof at this time of year; and great to have met you in 2011... Great Report...

All the best...

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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby Steve B » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:04 pm

Brilliant effort and a good report. A good route into these too. Well done.
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Re: Alternative route on the Bridge Of Orchy Munro's

Postby iainwatson » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:36 pm

jonny616 wrote:Well done Iain. As i said on fb thats a great time. Have you done your other two


aye,done them a while back in crap weather,lol

andrewdoggett wrote:A good hoof at this time of year; and great to have met you in 2011... Great Report...

All the best...

AD


cheers andrew,was good to meet you too(and see you walk the legs off monty :lol:)
all the best :D
Steve B wrote:Brilliant effort and a good report. A good route into these too. Well done.


cheers steve,but all credit for the route goes to monty 8)
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