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Munros Twenty Six to Twenty Eight

Munros Twenty Six to Twenty Eight

Postby Chris Henshall » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:55 pm

Route description: Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhòr

Munros included on this walk: Ben Starav, Glas Bheinn Mhòr, Stob Coir an Albannaich

Date walked: 15/07/1977

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Friday, 15th. July, 1977
It was the summer after I'd done my A Levels and a bunch of my school mates and I were five days into a trekking trip from Dalmally. We'd climbed over Cruachan and spent a long couple of days heading up the east side of Loch Etive, where I took my only surviving photos of this section of the trip.
Chris Tanner looking back to Cruachan from the eastern shore of Loch Etive (13.07.1977.)
Camped by Loch Etive near Ardmaddy (13.07.1977.)
By the late afternoon of Thursday, 15th. July, though, we'd reached Kinlochetive and camped close to the gorge of the River Etive, swimming in the river on the evening that we arrived; on the Friday, we were heading for Ben Starav.

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Although a bit hot and sweaty, the day was a joy. We climbed up the mountain's long northern ridge to a hazy summit, plagued with flies, and then carried on round the obvious horseshoe to Stob Coir an Albannaich - my main memory being a very quick run down from the last summit to get back to the camp in time to finish my lunch and sort out lots of brews for the rest of the group.
It had been a good few days coming through from Dalmally but we were less than half way through our trek north to Roy Bridge.
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