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7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills


Postby paddy_da_mighty_atom » Mon May 07, 2012 10:34 pm

Munros included on this walk: An Caisteal, Beinn a'Chroin, Beinn Chabhair, Beinn Tulaichean, Ben More, Cruach Ardrain, Stob Binnein

Date walked: 29/04/2012

Time taken: 15 hours

Distance: 30 km

Ascent: 3400m

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First walk report, here goes :)

Woke up early on sunday morning, porridge and a coffee then headed for the crianlarich hills :)
usually take my wee sidekick Bruno (the dog) but thought it might be too much for him lol
Arrived at the lay-by on the A82 at 7:00am, quickly got my clobber on and set off, first munro of the day in my sights, An Caisteal, over the fence into the soaking field, bit of a mission trying to get under the rail-bridge without getting soaked right away :? crossed the bridge over the river falloch then headed straight up An Caisteal :D
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route up An Caisteal

reached the summit at 8:30am
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An Caisteal summit

left An Caisteal and headed to Beinn Chabhair, arrived at Beinn Chabhair summit 10:00am
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Beinn Chabhair summit

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Beinn a' Chroin from Beinn Chabhair

had a bite to eat then set off to Beinn a' Chroin, arrived at the summit at 11:40am
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Beinn a' Chroin summit

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left, Cruach Ardrain
middle, Stob Binnein
right, Beinn Tulaichean

left Beinn a' Chroin at 12:00pm heading for Beinn tulaichean, stopped at the bealach for some lunch at 13:00, after a deserved break and a few mars bars i was good to go again and headed up Beinn Tulaichean, reached the summit at 14.10
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Beinn Tulaichean summit

this was the hottest part of the day for me, weather was absolutely brilliant and was having the time of my life 8)
left the summit and headed for Cruach Ardrain, reached the summit at 15:20
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Cruach Ardrain summit

the views from here were amazing, sat here for a good 40 mins wondering if i should call it a day and bag Ben More and Stob Binnein another day, but they were looking inviting
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Ben More and Stob Binnein from Cruach Ardrain

i had finally decided i was going to carry on and set off at 16:00, arrived at the bealach below Stob Binnein at 17:15
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massive boulder at the bealach

from here i headed up to the bealach between Ben More and Stob Binnein
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using the 12 second timer on my camera

third attemt for that pic :lol:
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heading up Stob Binnein, bit heavy going now

reached Stob Binnein summit 19:10
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Stob Binnein summit

didnt stay long as the wind was picking up now and was getting chilly, set off and was starting to feel it in my legs now, ben more summit not far away now, keep plodding on :D
reached Ben More summit at 20:30, at this moment i was feeling quite proud of myself :)
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Ben More summit trig

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me at Ben More summit

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the sun set on the descent from Ben More, need to be quick :)

by this time my legs were tired and i had no food left, body was totally drained and my descent from Ben More was the hardest part all day, finally reached ben more farm at 22:00 and phoned a taxi back to my car at the A82, was a long day on the hills but was amazing and enjoyed chatting to the other walkers but missed my wee sidekick Bruno (the dog)
Last edited by paddy_da_mighty_atom on Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby mountain thyme » Mon May 07, 2012 10:39 pm

thats some going.. well done.. how many is a few mars bars??
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby paddy_da_mighty_atom » Mon May 07, 2012 10:44 pm

cheers :)
had 2 mars bars and 2 snickers and a red bull plus my sandwiches lol
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby mountain thyme » Mon May 07, 2012 10:46 pm

paddy_da_mighty_atom wrote:cheers :)
had 2 mars bars and 2 snickers and a red bull plus my sandwiches lol

another few red bulls and you might no have needed the taxi :D
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby Jock McJock » Mon May 07, 2012 10:48 pm

That's some day out, brilliant stuff....yer mental by the way........but brilliniant stuff :lol: Liked the pic on the rock :D Had a few of those timer moments myself :lol:
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby dooterbang » Mon May 07, 2012 10:55 pm

Now thats my knid of walk :D

Ive did all these over 3 trips but have thought of doing them all in one ..think i would have my bike waiting at Ben More farm.

Welcome to the site.

Plenty of big routes by many walkers on here for you to emulate.

Thanks for posting.
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby Fudgie » Tue May 08, 2012 9:54 am

Just the seven? I'm sure you could have squeezed in another couple :lol:

Fantastic achievement :thumbup:
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby monty » Tue May 08, 2012 10:04 am

Thats an awesome walk for one day. Another nutter joins the site :lol: :lol: :lol: Superb.
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby saberskunk » Tue May 08, 2012 10:57 am

Geez, that's an epic route. I'm still in pain from climbing Bidean nam Bian 2 days ago (12km, 11hrs), thinking about 30km and 15hrs makes me wince ;)
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby SMRussell » Tue May 08, 2012 11:31 am

Sounds just dandy! We've bagged An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin but doing all 7 together does sound like a grand day out (although I need to get my fitness back up after bagging no hills and getting little exercise between 25th March and 28th April :shock: :( - the hikes of the last couple of weekends were certainly a shock to the system)

Looking forward to more reports, especially if Bruno is involved - in the general discussion section there is a thread called "Mutts on Munros" - get Bruno's mountain mug shot up there! :D
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby paddy_da_mighty_atom » Tue May 08, 2012 1:06 pm

Cheers everyone, was a good day out but wont be doing that many again in a hurry :)
Will have a look at the "mutts on munros" thread and post a pic of Bruno :)
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby Mountainlove » Tue May 08, 2012 2:24 pm

Wow would not have thought to do them in one outing - but briliiantt!!! Specially alone which must be pretty lonely at some point. Guess if you would have taken the dog, it would have been hard to convince him/her to go along with you again... :lol: :lol:
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby SMRussell » Tue May 08, 2012 3:04 pm

paddy_da_mighty_atom wrote:Will have a look at the "mutts on munros" thread and post a pic of Bruno :)


Get it sorted Paddy! http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17003
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby 2dalmatians » Tue May 08, 2012 3:45 pm

Phenomenal first walk report but I suspect you have many hills under your belt already! Love the timer pic. Very cool 8) :)
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Re: 7 munros in a day, crianlarich hills

Postby quoman » Tue May 08, 2012 3:55 pm

Quality report 7 in one day superb, it took me 4 weekends to do them they were my first hills.
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