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Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weekend

Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weekend


by jupe1407 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:49 am

Munros included on this walk: Aonach Beag (Nevis Range), Aonach Mor, Ben Lawers, Ben Macdui, Ben Nevis, Braeriach, Cairn Gorm, Cairn Toul, Carn Mor Dearg, Sgor an Lochain Uaine, The Devil's Point

Date walked: 13/06/2014

Time taken: 32 hours

Distance: 71 km

Ascent: 5801m

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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:42 pm

GillC wrote:We dropped down to the beallach under C M D then off downhill from there. WH route.


Yeah that path was better than i had expected. The haul up CMD's E Ridge was fun :lol:

Looks like a nice walk out down the Coire though
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby Tomsie » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:56 pm

Well done JP great effort.

Was it an English couple ye met after Aonach Mor if it was ye wern't too far behind us.
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:57 pm

Tomsie wrote:Well done JP great effort.

Was it an English couple ye met after Aonach Mor if it was ye wern't too far behind us.


Thanks mate

We did meet them just after they'd got up onto the plateau. Had a wee chat about rucksacks then went our separate ways :lol:
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby Sarah86 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:41 pm

Wow, that is some weekend! Cracking photos to go along with it :clap:
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:48 pm

Sarah86 wrote:Wow, that is some weekend! Cracking photos to go along with it :clap:


Thanks Sarah, looking back it was tremendous to do. I'd like to go back to the Lairig Ghru on a better day weather-wise from a photography point of view, just not walk as far :lol:

Devil's Point is a fabulous viewpoint with a camera.
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby AnnieMacD » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:44 pm

Congratulations - an amazing achievement. You must have felt totally motivated to keep going in the circumstances.
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby simon-b » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:11 pm

A great effort JP. The Cairngorms day must have been tough, and then towards the finish of a gruelling weekend you had that bouldery slope up the Ben. Well done. And those sheep might just be the highest in Britain.
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby jupe1407 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:55 pm

simon-b wrote:A great effort JP. The Cairngorms day must have been tough, and then towards the finish of a gruelling weekend you had that bouldery slope up the Ben. Well done. And those sheep might just be the highest in Britain.


Thanks Simon. Saturday was the toughest day by some way. I'll have nightmares about that ascent to Ben Macdui from the Lairig Ghru for years :lol:

As for the sheep, definitely. I got some jump when i turned round to see them all lined up staring at me just below the summit :lol:

AnnieMacD wrote:Congratulations - an amazing achievement. You must have felt totally motivated to keep going in the circumstances.


I was struggling for motivation on the latter part of Saturday's walk, it was hard going, especially doing the last few miles in constant rain. Sunday was great though, a friend came up from England to join me and that really helped. The descent off the Ben never gets easier though :lol:
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby Backpacker » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:56 pm

Well done mate, just the 'gorms would have finished off mere mortals :lol:
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby jupe1407 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:03 am

Backpacker wrote:Well done mate, just the 'gorms would have finished off mere mortals :lol:


Thanks mate. Never underestimate the power of High5 tablets :lol:
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby Backpacker » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:05 am

Must look into these, was knackered last night/this morning doing the white mounth
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby jupe1407 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:17 am

Backpacker wrote:Must look into these, was knackered last night/this morning doing the white mounth


They do help slow down lactic acid build up, though if you're knackered they're not going to cure that, as i found out when ascending Macdui. :?

I got the high caffeine version is probably why i was still wide awake after nearly 17 hours of walking. :lol:
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:05 am

That's a superb effort JP, well done. :clap: Ps , next time take the Mrs and get her mountain fit :wink:
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:54 pm

well done - sounded tough at times but must be a great feelling to get to the finish - cheers :)
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Re: Top Ten Charity Challenge - 10 Highest Munros in a Weeke

Postby Rambling Sapper » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:25 pm

Amazing route!

This walk report actually inspired me to plan an adventurous training package for my squadron, based at 39 Engineer Regiment, in Kinloss, Moray.

We were a bit more constrained for time, but we managed to complete the top 8 in under 36 hours, finishing on Nevis.

Day 1 was the exact same route as your Cairngorm route, but we did it in reverse and finished at Rothiemurchas Lodge for the night.

Day 2 started the same as yours, along Glen Nevis, but we lost the path After crossing the bridge and so we ended up going straight up the southern (very steep) slope of Aonach Beag! Submitted Aomach Mor as well, then dropped down by the ski slopes, round northern edge of Nevis to meet the tourist track at halfway loch. The rest is self explanatory haha.

Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration, we started with 12, but only 7 summited Nevis. It truly was a demanding but rewarding route!

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