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Grabbing the ton by the horns

Grabbing the ton by the horns


Postby Alan S » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:09 am

Route description: Beinn Alligin

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Date walked: 31/03/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 1110m

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Date-31/03/12
Me and Gammy

I have decided to finally write a report of this trip for 2 reasons,
1, Because it was mine and Gammy's 100th munro
2, I have finally got my own internet working after about 6 months of poor connection which prevented me using this site as much as I used to and I have now moved to a new home and my Internet is finally back to normal so hopefully I can contribute a bit more to the site again (except from lunchtime at work) :lol:

This walk was organised as part of a great weekend that was organised by Bod and Val at kintail and we did look at doing something in this area with some of the WH team but as this turned out to be both our 100th munro's we decided for something a little different.
This walk topped off a great weekend which included meeting loads more members from the site.
I was a bit gutted that my mate JB likes a beer couldnt make this trip but as me and Gammy done our 1st munro together it was great to do the ton together :D

Gammy has already written a fantastic report that merited an excellent day so I just want to share some of my pics of a great day on this amazing walk
Beinn Alligin certainly is a jewel and I would recommend this to anyone who loves the hills.

A special thanks to Graeme D who kept Gammy on his toes on this trip with his account of his trip over the horns by saying how exposed it was,The big man was up most of the night and never ate his lunch as he suffers from a little vertigo :lol: But he done a great job getting over this with the Gammy leg,knee,ankle etc giving him no problems today :D

Thanks for reading and to all who made this a special weekend :D




Beinn Alligin 1.JPG
Wee waterfall from carpark
Beinn Alligin 2.JPG
Gammy turning on the stile
Beinn Alligin 3.JPG
Loch Torridon
Beinn Alligin 4.JPG
Approaching the steep climb to Tom na Gruagaich
Beinn Alligin 5.JPG
Sgurr Mor & the horns
Beinn Alligin 6.JPG
Looking back to Tom na Gruagaich
Beinn Alligin 7.JPG
Tom na Gruagaich from Sgurr Mor
Beinn Alligin 8.JPG
me and Papa Gammy approaching our 100th summit
Beinn Alligin 9.JPG
A rare smiling summit pic
Beinn Alligin 10.JPG
Gammy thinking about his 200th munro :)
Beinn Alligin 11.JPG
Getting horny
Beinn Alligin 12.JPG
Baosbheinn
Beinn Alligin 13.JPG
The big grey one looking.............grey
Beinn Alligin 14.JPG
Beinn Alligin 15.JPG
Sgurr Mor
Beinn Alligin 16.JPG
The descent off Sgurr Mor
Beinn Alligin 17.JPG
The horns
Beinn Alligin 18.JPG
1st horn
Beinn Alligin 19.JPG
Scrambling Gammy
Beinn Alligin 20.JPG
Sgurr Mor
Beinn Alligin 21.JPG
Another wee horn :)
Beinn Alligin 22.JPG
Looking back at the horns
Beinn Alligin 23.JPG
Liathach
Beinn Alligin 24.JPG
Beinn Dearg
Beinn Alligin 25.JPG
The unexpected drop off
Last edited by Alan S on Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:36 pm

Wheres the rest of the piccies & am no thinking about 200 it was gearin masel up to get over the horns & you kept fartin aboot.
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby Alan S » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:39 pm

more piccies :D
Beinn Alligin 26.JPG
Beinn Alligin 27.JPG
Beinn Alligin 28.JPG
for some strange reason my camera always appears when he is crossing a river
Beinn Alligin 29.JPG
Beinn Alligin 30.JPG
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby rocket-ron » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:50 pm

great pics well done alan , willie
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:14 am

Glad to see you finally got round to putting a post up for this one,had a great day & it was fitting we climbed our first one & 100th together...........................now the race begins to reach 200. :wink:
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby iainwatson » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:20 am

well in alan,

a huge congrats for reaching the 100 mark! well done!

cant wait to walk these hills after seeing all the pics you and gammy took
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby monty » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:06 am

Great set of photoes Alan. Looks like a superb day and amasing hill for your 100. Superb :D
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby kevsbald » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:08 am

A young Tommy McLean - that's who you reminded me of, Alan. Well done sir.
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:42 am

kevsbald wrote:A young Tommy McLean - that's who you reminded me of, Alan. Well done sir.




:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Kev you just made my day............................brilliant.
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby morag1 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:44 am

Congratulations on 100 Munros :clap:

I will be following you and Gammy as you head towards 200. Only "virtually" of course :lol:
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:57 pm

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees at long last you've posted a report on your remarkable achievement Alan!!!

Well done :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Would be nice to see more photos of you though :( :( :(

Fantastic report!

P XXX

PS does JB actually exist???? :lol:
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:02 pm

pollyh33 wrote:
PS does JB actually exist???? :lol:



Starting to wonder about this myself polly. :wink:
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby jonny616 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:29 pm

Great stuff Alan. Well done again on the hundred.

We will need to call the big man GSM from now on.
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby Paula Hubens » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:19 pm

Congratulations Alan and GLW for getting to the 100th! You had a great day for it.

gammy leg walker wrote:it was fitting we climbed our first one & 100th together...........................now the race begins to reach 200. :wink:


I hope you will bag the 200th and last one together! :D
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Re: Grabbing the ton by the horns

Postby Alan S » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:48 pm

gammy leg walker wrote: am no thinking about 200 it was gearin masel up to get over the horns & you kept fartin aboot.

How often can we celebrate this achievement I could have sat there all day, Its no ma fault you were crapping yourself :lol:
rocket-ron wrote:great pics well done alan , willie

Cheers Ron :D
gammy leg walker wrote:now the race begins to reach 200.

Now come on you its not a race you know that numbers mean nothing to me as long as I get there first thats all that matters :lol:
iainwatson wrote:well in alan,

a huge congrats for reaching the 100 mark! well done!

cant wait to walk these hills after seeing all the pics you and gammy took


Cheers Iain I hope you have as good a day as we had when the time comes :D
monty wrote:Great set of photoes Alan. Looks like a superb day and amasing hill for your 100. Superb


Thanks Monty It certainly was a great way to do it :D
morag1 wrote:Congratulations on 100 Munros

I will be following you and Gammy as you head towards 200. Only "virtually" of course


Thanks Morag :D
pollyh33 wrote: at long last you've posted a report on your remarkable achievement Alan!!!

Well done

Would be nice to see more photos of you though

Thanks Polly it would have been great if you could have joined us for this.
I dont get many pics taken Im camera shy :lol:
Thanks again for your kind gift for getting to 100, It is taking pride in my cabinet :D
jonny616 wrote:Great stuff Alan. Well done again on the hundred.


Cheers Jonny it certainly is a good feeling :D
Paula Hubens wrote:Congratulations Alan and GLW for getting to the 100th


Thanks Paula It would be great if we could do this but I feel a competitive urge from the big man to get there first :lol:
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