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Eastern Mamores 2012 Seven Up

Eastern Mamores 2012 Seven Up


Postby JonAksel » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:28 pm

Munros included on this walk: Am Bodach, An Gearanach, Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean, Sgurr Eilde Mor, Stob Coire a'Chairn

Date walked: 09/06/2012

Time taken: 33 hours

Distance: 26.5 km

Ascent: 2794m

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I tried to make my own weather prediction from Tesco Port Glasgow. It looks like 50/50 chances for good weather so I decided to go.
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Then I drove up to Loch Leven. It was dark before I got up the tent but I woke up to this view on Saturday morning.
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I started off from the car park taking time to study the vegetation. Could this be Polystichum braunii?
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I didn't think much about the map and followed these Glasgow boys saying they are heading to Binnein Mor.
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I realized that their choice of route was not according to my plan so I had to turn. This Initial mistake led me to an alternative ascent route, the reward was the view of many deers.
This view is back to Loch Leven.
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This is Sgur Eilde Mor. I met two Aberdeen lassies on the summit.
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They say that Sgur Eilde Mor and Binnein Beag are awquardly allocated for efficient munrobagging. Anyway there is a nice campside there SW of Binnein Beag.
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Somehow it was allready afternoon and I was smelling rain.
It's allways good to pitch the tent before the rain starts.
I notice that I should have turned the tent the other way to match the mountain behind in the horizon.
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An insect eater.
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Rubus Chamaemorus.
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The first raindrops.
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Sunday morning view:
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First orienteering checkpoint on Sunday morning. a small Lochan.
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Snow:
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A narrow ridge on Binnein Mor.
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Sometimes I like to walk in the fog.
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You can see many things:
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Easter island?
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A living creature too:
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I had given up the chance of seeing people on this sunday when I met a group of English mountaineers doing the ring of Steall, just there on the ridge near an Garbhanach.
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And this is me:
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Nice view with special light.
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This is the valley I am going down. It is clearing up. 1000 meters descend from Am Bodach to Kinlochmore.
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Some more flowers:
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Quercus robur
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On the way back to Kinlochmore I walked part of the West Highland Way.
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Anyway it was a memorable trip. You see much in the fog, even if you don't see all at once.
Last edited by JonAksel on Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Eastern Mamores 2012 Seven Up

Postby skuk007 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:15 pm

Nice one Jon. Shame about the clag but it sounds like you had a good time anyway.
That's a fair old distance you covered.
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