by Fcfraser » Wed May 09, 2012 9:57 pm
Route description: Fionn Bheinn, Achnasheen
Munros included on this walk: Fionn Bheinn
Date walked: 06/05/2012
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 933mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I have never picked up a hitch hiker, but for some reason on Sunday morning, I did'nt hesitate! I picked up a lovely German lady, Dunja, from Bremen! She was a weary traveller, meandering her way back to Germany, having spent the night camped out at Kinlochewe, finding there being no room at the Inn (hostel) the previous night.
Upon checking the train times at Achnasheen, she decided to join me, on what was to be her 93 Munro! Puts me to shame, since I live in this country!
We began climbing, and soon gained height, although there is no official path, there is a well tramped path to follow. The hill itself was fairly non discript, pretty boggy in parts, pole vaulting skills are good to acquire before hand!
The 360o panoramic views are second to none.... "wow" factor 100%
Dunja was able to name all the hills round about, and most of them she has climbed!
Whilst we had the snowy top to ourselves, we met a few people making their way up.
As the coffee shop was closed at Achnasheen, we elected it had to be a pint at the Kinlochewe, poured by a lovely Thomas!
I look forward to walking with my lovely new acquaintance again!
I should mention that Troika also accompanied us, he didn't worry any sheep, chase any birds, or ground any hares..... Only cause we didn't see any! ...... That was tongue in cheek!!!
by BlackPanther » Thu May 10, 2012 10:02 am
We drove past Achnasheen on Sunday morning on the way to Torridon and we noticed quite a few walkers tackling the slopes - you must have been one of them My husband actually said "I wonder how many of them are climbing this one after reading your TR on Walkhighlands?"
by Fcfraser » Thu May 10, 2012 10:53 am
by SMRussell » Thu May 10, 2012 12:36 pm
Also what a charming mutt, haven't seen his portrait in the "Mutts on Munros" hall of fame yet http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17003&st=0&sk=t&sd=a ... I think I love that thread a little too much
by Fcfraser » Thu May 10, 2012 6:18 pm
by Bod » Thu May 10, 2012 10:46 pm
by Graeme D » Fri May 11, 2012 12:54 pm
Fcfraser wrote:She was a weary traveller, meandering her way back to Germany, having spent the night camped out at Kinlochewe
Long way to go to spend a night camped at Kinlochewe!
Fcfraser wrote:I should mention that Troika also accompanied us, he didn't worry any sheep, chase any birds, or ground any hares..... Only cause we didn't see any! ...... That was tongue in cheek!!!