Cruachan Stunner! What A Day For The Century!
by 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
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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.)
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 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.
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!)
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!
by dooterbang » Mon May 07, 2012 6:25 pm
Great day for reaching the 100 - well done.
by tamw51 » Mon May 07, 2012 6:30 pm
by Fudgie » Mon May 07, 2012 6:34 pm
This certainly seems to have been a popular area recently
by Valerie » Mon May 07, 2012 6:38 pm
by quoman » Mon May 07, 2012 6:49 pm
by Gavin99 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:01 pm
by mountainstar » Mon May 07, 2012 7:24 pm
by clivew » Mon May 07, 2012 8:16 pm
by gammy leg walker » Mon May 07, 2012 8:17 pm
by scoob999 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:59 pm
I'm not jealous ! i'm not, really i'm not
Oh ok i'm jealous
by Scotjamie » Mon May 07, 2012 9:12 pm
enjoyable TR on a great day and a lesson to myself languishing in the 130s for the last couple of lazy years
by Bod » Mon May 07, 2012 9:18 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Mon May 07, 2012 9:22 pm
by brpro26 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:27 pm