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The North Munro's

The North Munro's

Postby davetherave » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:50 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Hope, Ben Klibreck

Date walked: 28/03/2015

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 22.5 km

Ascent: 1970m

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Completed by. Dave, Julie, Wilson and Jake.
Date. Sat 28th and sun 29th march 2015
Weather. Snow, wind , wind and more wind
Time. 5hrs and 3.5hrs
Distance 15.1km and 7.41km
Ascent.1056m and 915m

Hills completed
Ben Klibreck and Ben Hope

Weather never seems to disappoint, predicted high winds and showers throughout Scotland, and that’s exactly what we got.
We decided on the far North Munro’s of Ben Klibreck and Ben Hope as there was the slightest chance of better weather.
Ben Klibreck on Saturday was horrendous weather, high winds, with rain and sleet added to the mix. This was probably one of our worst days in the hills. The rain disappeared by the time we got back to the van, this helped us get organised for the night atleast.

Slept well on Saturday night, we were fed and watered by 9am ish Sunday morning. We headed for Alltnacaillich; we started our walk about 2.5 km north of Alltnacaillich.
Luckily for us we must have got a near perfect weather window. Rain and wind stopped prior to starting and finishing our hike.
Glad we made the effort on a terrible weather predicted weekend.

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All above pics are from Ben Hope Trip.
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby Collaciotach » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:51 pm

Thinking of these next week :)

Dogs are well happy in that burn :clap: :clap:
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby rockhopper » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:51 pm

pity about the weather as you do some great views up here - for once ( :shock: ) I was very lucky when up here and the weather went to plan - must try to get back up some time - cheers :)
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby onsen » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:13 am

Rain or shine ...enjoyed your walk.
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby dogplodder » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:09 pm

Enjoyed these hills. It was climbing Ben Hope a few years back when a friendly local horse joined us - much to the consternation of our dog! 8)
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby dooterbang » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:47 am

I remember doing Klibreck in crap weather too but yours looked worse. Was such a damp/bog fest! Well at leats you got out, that's the main objective :wink:
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby LJgee » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:24 am

Putting Klibreck on the watch list for May bank holiday weekend taking advantage of the extra day off. Can't imagine the weather will be much better I don't often get lucky when that far north.
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby kevsbald » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:45 am

There's a good dog.... :D
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby Graeme D » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:15 am

That looked more than a bit grim! :(
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby scottishkennyg » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:06 pm

Well done, that looked cold and with a biting wind to boot. Nice images of the waterfall too.
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Re: The North Munro's

Postby litljortindan » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:38 pm

Sometimes good just to get on a hill for the all weather experience!
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