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The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby Bod » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:04 pm

Route description: Binnein Mor and Na Gruagaichean, Mamores

Munros included on this walk: Binnein Beag, Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean, Sgurr Eilde Mor

Date walked: 07/07/2013

Time taken: 10.8 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 2029m

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What a way to experience my 200th munro, only draw back being I was not prepared with my wee hipflask to mark the occasion :(
Otherwise one of the best tramping days in the hills ever in a very special mountain area that I know many people hold dear to their hearts :thumbup:

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Loch Leven stretching out to the west.
Getting higher enjoying our walk, now joined by Tom and Colin who we met not long out of the carpark. The chattering started then and lasted all day; magic company and a stunning day is some of Scotland's most amazing mountains.
Sgurr Eilde Mor lies in waiting - our initial plan for 2 munros quickly turned into 4 due to such a perfect day unfolding (meaning my 200th munro was due! ......)
Looking back over our approach so far.
Ritchie as ever, lapping it up :)
Binnein Mor in all its glory....
(both tops, summit and the lochan in the one photo!)
So happy we had joined up with Tom and Colin with all 4 now on the cards. Big Ben Nevis over there....we have been so lucky with weather tackling this whole area in recent years :)
Been waiting for a long time to see these views on top of Sgurr Eilde Mor. Coire an Lochain below ... wow what a view :)
Tom, Colin and Valerie. All of us eager to now ascend Binnein Beag.
Enjoying Binnein Beag :)
Binnein Mor, and there it now lies, viewed from Binnein Beag, my 200th munro summit awaits :)
One of my favourite photos of the day, the entire Nevis range viewed from the south taken in Achlais a' Bhinnein Mhoir, the north east corrie of Binnein Mor :)
A rare feeding point. Tom, Colin, Ritchie and Valerie all thinking this is too beautiful not to stop and savour!
Now time to get on up the mountain and what a rewarding and amazing climb. Binnein Mor from Binnein Beag, a must do! Grey Corries appearing there :)
wow, wow and more wow!
A cracking wee final ridge. Ah what a feeling again! Binnein Mor (200th) I won't be forgetting you (Winter ridge walk maybe next time?)
The boys :)
Onwards now to Na Gruagaichean.....
Last views of Binnein Beag for now, so memorable :)
Simply stunning, we will be back
Sgor Eilde Beag - one top for another day, maybe even an evening walk from a high level camp?
Marching on, taking care and finding time too to take it all in :)
Valerie standing proud after achieving all 4 of the Eastern Mamores :)
The route home over Leachd na h-Aire...amazing views again over the Glencoe area and beyond :)
Am Bodach and the back of the Ring of Steall graced us on our descent and we got back to the carpark almost 11 hours after starting the walk. What a rewarding day to savour forever :D :D :D :D :D
Last edited by Bod on Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:42 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:11 pm

Great day for it, Bod - hoping to get back here some time to see what I didn't see first time round :crazy:

Congratulations on passing 200 :clap: :clap: - cheers :)
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:12 pm

Cracking Hills and well done on the 200 mark :clap: :clap:
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby weaselmaster » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:13 pm

Well done on getting into the "home straight" - if the last 81 can be described thus :wink:
And you got a great day for it :thumbup:
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby PeteR » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:16 pm

Super hills to hit 200 :D Congratulations :clap: I remember these four as a tough old day, but they certainly are a great round and you had superb weather for it :D Very nice indeed :D
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby pigeon » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:43 am

Superb hill(and day) to get your 200th Bod :clap: Cannot believe you forgot the hip flask though :lol:
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby basscadet » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:30 am

Oh well done - what a tough day! :clap: especially in the heat.. I certainly couldnt manage that in the current conditions :)

Ironically, I thought you had compleated already :lol:

Binnein Mor was the hill that avalanched on me :( :crazy:
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby laconic surf » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:28 am

Fantastic stuff Bod, looks like you got a top day out :D
Big congrats on the 200 :clap: Good luck on the home straight :thumbup:
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:21 am

Congrats on the 200 and what a day for it 8)
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:21 pm

Well done :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: What a day for the second ton!
As proven by photos, boys enjoy mountains. Now it's only 81 to go... Just a stroll... :wink:
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby riverlodge » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:23 pm

congrats on the 200, that looks a superb day. did the whole ridge in a oner with a bivi, but conditions were not superb, and your report makes me want to go back and do it 'properly'.
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby malky_c » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:26 pm

Ring of Steall is great and all, but this is my favourite bit of the Mamores 8) . Congratulations - I hadn't noticed you were sneaking up on the 200 mark.
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby Stretch » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:25 pm

Way to go Bod and co! Congrats big guy on the double century mark!
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:33 pm

I did this route a few years ago but not in such good weather, you choose well Bod. Well done, it's all downhill from now on. :wink:
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Re: The tantalising 4 eastern Mamores, 200+ now :)

Postby dooterbang » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:45 pm

Congrats on reaching 200 Bod - fantastic stuff indeed :clap:

Yourself and Val are always smiling in your reports and your enthusiasm is infectious, shining brightly.

Reading this has me wanting to do these four from Kinlochleven as I previously did the 10, without views, from Polldubh.

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