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Mamores Four plus a new pal.

Mamores Four plus a new pal.


Postby EACHANN AN DOIRE » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:05 pm

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

Date walked: 30/07/2015

Time taken: 12 hours

Distance: 25.6 km

Ascent: 1372m

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Bloody knackered I was. Four Munros in a wannie – the first time in ages I’ve done that.

Met a chap at the top of the first, Richard (“Silver Bullet” here on Walk Highlands) – never met him before in my life. It turned out we were at the same primary and secondary schools – different times of course. We walked together from Binnein Beag via Binnein Mor to Na Gruagaichean where we parted company.

Isn’t it funny the way your brain works sometimes. This was quite a gruelling outing – for me anyway. I spent a lot of the time having arguments with myself inside my head.

“This is too tough – just do the first two and then go home”
“But if you do all 4 then that’ll be all the ones in chapter 12 ticked off”
“But you don’t approve of list ticking. You’ve always said do half the Munros twice instead of all of them once”
“Wimp!”
“**** off!”

And then, after the third Munro of the day……


“Better do all four or this guy (Richard) will think you’re a quitter!”
“But you’ll probably never see him again”
“I’m gonna run out of daylight”
“No your not – do your calculations again, Wimp”
“Stop calling me a wimp”


Anyway, at the end of the day I did all 4. The gruelling final ascent of Sgurr Eilde Mor only took about 25 minutes from the wee lochan. As I say, I was bloody exhausted by the end but so glad I did it. I felt quite chuffed with myself. Although my other self kept on whinging for a while.

So, for "Silver Bullet", here's proof that I did in fact bag that final one of the Mamores Four.

sgurr eilde mor summit.JPG
Summit of Sgurr Eilde Mor - Ben Nevis behind
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Re: Mamores Four plus a new pal.

Postby jamesb63 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:14 am

Its a nice walk this one what side did you start from ??
I did it a few weeks ago form Kinlochleven started from Sgurr Eilde Mor
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=54571
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Re: Mamores Four plus a new pal.

Postby EACHANN AN DOIRE » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:41 pm

I started at Poll Dubh upper car park. Did them in this order..... BB, BM, NG & SEM.

I see your a Vale man. I'm in the Renton,

A
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Re: Mamores Four plus a new pal.

Postby jamesb63 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:12 pm

EACHANN AN DOIRE wrote:I started at Poll Dubh upper car park. Did them in this order..... BB, BM, NG & SEM.

I see your a Vale man. I'm in the Renton,

A

I started in Kinlochleven gives a bit more ascent less distance but I did the route 1 on them all
straight up and down you lose a lot of height dropping off SEM to BB
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Re: Mamores Four plus a new pal.

Postby Silver bullet » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:37 am

Well done lad :clap: - we all suffer on these hills some time
Always knew you were going for it :lol:
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Re: Mamores Four plus a new pal.

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:11 pm

Ha ha! ...your arguments with yourself sound oh so familiar!! :lol: :lol: ...enjoyed your report! :D
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