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Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!


Postby RadMan » Sun May 06, 2012 3:36 pm

Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh

Date walked: 05/05/2012

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1400m

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Well 3 weeks ago at the easter break I had climbed my 99th munro at Loch Treig and i knew it was going to be while before i could get out and climb my 100th. I had been in the hospital getting a much needed operation to my broken nose as it was getting to the point were I couldn't breathe from it so i had to bite the bullet and get it done. The years of abuse my body took from playing rugby, it was only a matter of time before i ended up in hospital. Luckily ive avoided any really serious injuries although seeing some nasty broken bones from horror tackles i thought it would only be a matter of time before it was me. :shock:
Anyways back to the story. Having had a surprise mini WH meet on Stob Coire Easian with Bod, Val, Scoob. Gavin and ohh yes how could I forget Richie (in the canine world he's a bit of an experienced mountaineer.) :lol:
We had a good chat on the walk back and Bod added me to Talk Highlands on Facebook so we could keep in touch and talk about hills and post photos of them (sounds a bit sad doesn't it? Well its really quite fun!)
So the following Friday I was in hospital and the doctor sentenced me to 2 weeks house bound to recover which I knew was going to destroy me. It really did feel like a jail sentence especially when I was reading all these wonderful reports and seeing how good the weather up north was. Feeling depressed :( I heard talk of Ben Cruachan from Val which sparked some excitement in me :-P and I wanted in on it! So the arrangements where made for the Saturday and i was counting down the days and keeping check on the weather forecast. It looked as though the good spell of sunshine that week would last into the weekend and I was so excited at the possibility of my 100th munro in cracking weather. :D
Well it didnt disapoint! Hayley and I met up with Bod, Val and Richie and what a day we had indeed. A wee shout out to CliveW from WH who passed by and said hello at the start of the walk. I wont say much about the walk but will just let the pictures tell the story and im sure Bod has plenty to pics to post up aswell. He was also celebrating his birthday so it was a double whammy (sorry Bod the massive birthday cake i had for you just wouldnt fit in my rucksack!) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Im sure you had a great day with the walk and a barn dance to go to at night with copious amounts of whisky and dancing sounds like the recipe for a great birthday.
Just a final big thank you to yourself and Valerie who presented me with a small hip flask full of whisky to celebrate my century. It really means a lot to me and this special day will stick with me forever! :cry: :thumbup:

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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby dooterbang » Mon May 07, 2012 6:25 pm

Nice on Radman.

Great day for reaching the 100 - well done.
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby tamw51 » Mon May 07, 2012 6:30 pm

Nice one, cracking hill for your 100th, i found stob diamh an anti climax after the brilliance of ben cruachan! well done getting the hundred, i must get to 100 this year!
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby Fudgie » Mon May 07, 2012 6:34 pm

Well done on the century :thumbup:

This certainly seems to have been a popular area recently :D
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby Valerie » Mon May 07, 2012 6:38 pm

Great photies Radman, what a fantastic day right enough, was really good to be able to join you and Hayley for this walk :D :D :D well done again on reaching 100 :clap:
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby quoman » Mon May 07, 2012 6:49 pm

well done on the ton, nice picture's
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby Gavin99 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:01 pm

Happy 100th ! , hope the sron is as good as new, well done H too :D
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby mountainstar » Mon May 07, 2012 7:24 pm

Well done Radman on your 100th. :clap: The first time I met you doesn't seem that long ago, and you were only just into single figures then.
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby clivew » Mon May 07, 2012 8:16 pm

Congrats Radman, what a great day to reach your ton; it was good to see you all at the start of the walk, I must admit it was my best day's walking for a long time. Ben Cruachan is a great summit especially in weather conditions like Saturday's you could see for about 30 miles in every direction. Hoping to get to my 100 this year I'll have to choose something as good as Ben Cruachan.
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon May 07, 2012 8:17 pm

Congrats on reaching the 100 radman.
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby scoob999 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:59 pm

Congratulations on the ton :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I'm not jealous ! i'm not, really i'm not
Oh ok i'm jealous :(
Well done :D
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby Scotjamie » Mon May 07, 2012 9:12 pm

Well done on the 100 young radman -
enjoyable TR on a great day and a lesson to myself languishing in the 130s for the last couple of lazy years
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby Bod » Mon May 07, 2012 9:18 pm

A fantastic 100th Munro Radman, and it was a real pleasure to share the day with both Hayley and yourself :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon May 07, 2012 9:22 pm

Many congrats on this landmark :D .
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Re: Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!

Postby brpro26 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:27 pm

Great day for spanking that monkey so to speak...great feeling once he's off your back. :thumbup:
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