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My first two Munros

My first two Munros


Postby ChrisG » Tue May 22, 2012 10:59 am

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

Munros included on this walk: Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Date walked: 19/05/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 11.3 km

Ascent: 1438m

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This was my first attempt at a Munro, and what a walk. It was a lot steeper than I expected and there was a lot more snow than was expected too this made it a very difficult walk, we nearly turned back when we got to the lost valley buttress as it was just a wall of snow; but carefully and slowly we edged our way up. Here is a map of the route and some pictures.


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The Three Sisters


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Last edited by ChrisG on Tue May 22, 2012 11:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby jonny616 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:42 am

Great walk that. Your pictures are great also 8)
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby ChrisW » Tue May 22, 2012 9:12 pm

That looks a cracking first wander Chris, lovely photos along the way too, though I'm not so sure of shorts in the snow :shock: :D
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby ChrisG » Tue May 22, 2012 11:02 pm

ChrisW wrote:That looks a cracking first wander Chris, lovely photos along the way too, though I'm not so sure of shorts in the snow :shock: :D


Thats not me I had my long pants on :)
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby ChrisG » Tue May 22, 2012 11:03 pm

jonny616 wrote:Great walk that. Your pictures are great also 8)


Thanks had a great time :)
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby joekell » Thu May 24, 2012 3:25 pm

great walk great pics will put this walk high on my list now great first munros
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby gedme » Thu May 24, 2012 4:24 pm

Hi Chris great report well done hope you go on to do some more. Have also put this on my list for next month hopefully. :D
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby GillC » Thu May 24, 2012 4:57 pm

Smashing pics Chris,,,looks a great walk,,,note to self! lol Enjoy the next 282! Gillc :clap:
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby simon-b » Fri May 25, 2012 8:14 pm

Well done Chris, it looks like you started with a classic.

I see you've now got Ben Starav as well - only 280 to go!
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Re: My first two Munros

Postby ChrisG » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:40 am

Thanks for all your comments 280 to go wow at my curent pace of three per year I may not make it, will have to speed up a little :shock:
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