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A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Day

A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Day


by andrewdoggett » Mon May 28, 2012 12:25 am

Munros included on this walk: An Riabhachan, An Socach (Affric), An Socach (Mullardoch), Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Carn Eige), Carn Eige, Carn nan Gobhar (Loch Mullardoch), Mam Sodhail, Mullach nan Dheiragain, Sgurr na Lapaich, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan, Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich

Date walked: 26/05/2012

Time taken: 19.35 hours

Distance: 57.6 km

Ascent: 4965m

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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby meganjarrett » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:25 pm

well done dad and every body else that went.
By the way how many people went? : :clap: :lol: :lol: :thumbup: :thumbup: :wave: :wave: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :wink: clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby malky_c » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:33 pm

I go on holiday for a week and this happens...

Congratulations on an impressive feat - some route this, but a great looking one 8)

I've been eyeing up this round for a few years now, but keep making excuses not to do it. Maybe next year!

Unlucky Monty and Scraggles, but a sensible decision of course (although walking out from that point isn't exactly a breeze). I have a horrible feeling that I might have put the idea for this into Monty's head last summer.
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby gaffr » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:50 am

Les conquerants de l'inutile :lol: ......the 'c' word when applied to mountains/hills has always been an uneasy one for me and perhaps many others? Certainly Lional Terray, in the 50's/60's, posed this question when on the very high tops where the outcomes for many of his contemporaries were life changing and devastating. It is one of these words used in many contexts that always leaves an uneasy feeling.......jack-booted armies throughout history marching over whole populations etc.

The ability to keep up a pace of three kls. per hour and 300 mtrs. of ascent is a very fine level of fitness. :) With this level of fitness you could combine the main Skye Ridge with the traverse of all the Bhabheinn lot as well? :D
Seemingly without much difficulty.
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby old danensian » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:41 pm

I've just logged back into WH for the first time in a while after the chaos of moving house - to be greeted by this epic.

Congratulations to all involved - to say it is "inspirational" is an understatement.

With momentum like this you must be planning on finishing at the meet in August!

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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby Cardross1984 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:58 am

Truly inspiring stuff, well done to you both. Next time i'm flagging i'll think of this and how my pain pales into insignificance. Excellent review too - reading it made me feel like i was there with you. Great stuff! :D
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby 2dalmatians » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:25 pm

Only in my dreams could I ever attempt this. Truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing the adventure.
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby Alteknacker » Mon May 27, 2013 11:02 pm

Fantastic report and pix.

It's brilliant when folk take the time to record something like this in pix and words to inspire others.

I came upon this route completely by chance when I noticed a huge empty part of Scotland and looked a bit more closely on the map. Ended up with Mullardoch, and then looked for "Mullardoch in a day", cos it looked a tremendous challenge, but just about doable.

Now I have the answer. Hope to give it a go this year, but with slightly cooler weather. I was doing the Cuillin Ridge just after you did this, and it was nearly impossible to stay hydrated. so I can imagine how it was for you guys.

But at least you will have missed the midges!!

Thanks again for recording this.

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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby xpfloyd » Tue May 28, 2013 10:04 am

wow and epic are the first two words that popped to mind! Great report and well done all :clap:
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:13 pm

Thanks for the inspiration guys.

Did it last Saturday 8th June, in something like your time. Start 02.35, back 20.50.

The weather was unbelievable. You could see the Cuillins from 03.30 onwards, Liathach, etc, etc.

Simple indescribable. Amazingly few people, given the perfect conditions.

Midges had just started, but in small enough numbers to squash (with pleasure) against the mossy net in the tent.

Definitely the hardest session I've ever done, even more so than Cuillins ridge (did that a couple of times last year in similar wonderful weather).

We are the lucky ones.

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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun May 18, 2014 7:46 am

Never tire of reading this one.......bump
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby jupe1407 » Sun May 18, 2014 10:10 am

gammy leg walker wrote:Never tire of reading this one.......bump


I've read this a few times. Absolutely awesome.
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby railton22 » Sun May 18, 2014 7:27 pm

Cor Blimey trousers!!!!! Worn out just reading this report!! :shock: What an EPIC achievement!! Well done to you all. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby big tommo » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:58 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: awesome report :) about to take this challenge on in June with my mate. Any tips lol
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Re: A Challenge of a Lifetime: Conquering Mullardoch in a Da

Postby mvjachnik » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:46 pm

:clap: Fantastic achievement and a lovely well written report. Well done.
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