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7 Munros in 2 days

7 Munros in 2 days


Postby bharr » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:13 pm

Munros included on this walk: An Stuc, Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall a'Choire Leith, Meall Corranaich, Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh

Date walked: 04/07/2013

Time taken: 12 hours

Distance: 29 km

Ascent: 2400m

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After enjoying the Tarmachen Ridge a few weeks before we decided to go back and complete the other 7 Munros in 2 outings. On the Saturday we went for the big 5 Garbh, Greigh, An Stuc,
Lawers and Ghlas. On the Thursday we returned to finish the easier Meall Corranaich and Meall a Choire Leith.

Unfortunately we never quite enjoyed the weather we had when we walked the Tarmachen Ridge but the challenge of completing the 5 was enough to motivate us regardless of the patchy weather.

We thought we were doing well until we were overtaken by 4 guys training for the Artemis Great Kindrocht Quadrathalon. 1.35 km swim over Loch Tay, 7 Munro's including the Tarmachen Ridge, 11km Kayak and a 54km bike ride to finish. The winning team manages to do this in 10 hours, wow. Although you start from a lower height I think starting from the Lawers hotel would always be my preference as I don't really like the wide path leading up to Ghlas and Lawers from the carpark.
I'm glad we completed it that way as we hummed and hawed for a few days prior to the walk.

Anyway we managed our 5 Munros in 7.5 hours whilst enjoying today's easier 2 Munros in a leisurely 4.5 hours. Today Morgan my daughter joined us to continue with her new hobby, ticking her 6th Munro since starting a couple of months ago.

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Route for Ben Lawers 5

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Start of our Day 1st Munro Meall Greigh

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Meall Garbh

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An Stuc and then there were 4

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Stevie as he hits the highest climb of the day at Ben Lawers

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The rest of the team at the peak of Ben Lawers

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3 Men and a Dog at Beinn Ghlas



Day 2 a much more leisurely day, very windy and wet to start but decent views.

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Day 2 Route

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Meall Corranaich

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Munro 2 of the day Meall a Choire Leith. Certainly not sunshine on Leith.

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Getting windy :)

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Me and my 4 legged child.

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Alfie and Morgan waiting patiently for lunch.

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Morgan and her old Dad in front of the reservoir at the end of the walk.
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Re: 7 Munros in 2 days

Postby Scotsman2012 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:29 pm

I met you guys at the top of Ben Lawers just before you headed off for Beinn Ghlas - the dug took a keen interest in me when I broke open the cheese rolls! :D
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