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Taming Torridon

Taming Torridon


by jupe1407 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:05 pm

Route description: Beinn Damh (or Ben Damph)

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Liath Mhor, Ben Wyvis, Moruisg, Mullach an Rathain (Liathach), Ruadh-stac Mor (Beinn Eighe), Sgorr Ruadh, Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Spidean a'Choire Leith (Liathach), Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Damh, Sgurr nan Ceannaichean

Date walked: 29/04/2017

Time taken: 45 hours

Distance: 95.5 km

Ascent: 8816m

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Re: Taming Torridon

Postby Jaxter » Wed May 10, 2017 11:04 pm

Fantastic stuff dude, isn't Torridon just awesome :clap: :clap: I'm glad to have helped you get 2 weeks off work :lol: And feel for Rob falling in a bog right at the end...may or may not have done that on Monday :shock: :shock:
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Re: Taming Torridon

Postby jupe1407 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:26 pm

Walk cycle wrote:Thanks for advice on the order. I'm probably going to stay in hostels too to keep the focus on the walking. :thumbup:


No probs. I hope you get the weather :D

malky_c wrote:Possibly the best week of the year to have been in Torridon - fantastic 8) .

Decent time for the etape too. It took me a good 50 minutes longer (plus some breaks on top of that) to plod round the route on a quiet day back at the start of January...and I thought I was going quite fast!


Cheers Malky. I think i've had three week long holidays in Torridon since 2015 and a single day where it actually rained. That's either reason to be very positive about my next week there in October, or very worried :lol:

4:30 was bang on what I'd hoped to do the Etape in. I almost did it to the second :lol: I just had one quick break at about 43 miles, plus I didn't have traffic to contend with on the A82. I drove up that way after Kinlochleven on the Saturday and having seen some of the driving/overtakes on it, there's absolutely no way I'd bike it on a normal day :shock:

Jaxter wrote:Fantastic stuff dude, isn't Torridon just awesome :clap: :clap: I'm glad to have helped you get 2 weeks off work :lol: And feel for Rob falling in a bog right at the end...may or may not have done that on Monday :shock: :shock:


Thanks Jackie, and thanks for organising the meet, even if I could only stay one night and be relatively sensible :lol:

I love Torridon and have a bit of a pipedream to live there one day, though this will need a lottery win or something :lol:

Falling in a bog during the driest May week for years is bad enough, but just to top it off there was a group of about 12 folk sunbathing on the rocks beside him when it happened. The whole Glen probably heard him swear.
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Re: Taming Torridon

Postby mamoset » Wed May 10, 2017 11:35 pm

That's an impressive TR jupe, and some cracking photo's too 8) :clap:
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Re: Taming Torridon

Postby Jaxter » Wed May 10, 2017 11:39 pm

jupe1407 wrote:Falling in a bog during the driest May week for years is bad enough, but just to top it off there was a group of about 12 folk sunbathing on the rocks beside him when it happened. The whole Glen probably heard him swear.

Didn't happen to film it did you? :lol:
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Re: Taming Torridon

Postby jupe1407 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 pm

Jaxter wrote:
jupe1407 wrote:Falling in a bog during the driest May week for years is bad enough, but just to top it off there was a group of about 12 folk sunbathing on the rocks beside him when it happened. The whole Glen probably heard him swear.

Didn't happen to film it did you? :lol:


If only :lol: It wasn't a full-on faceplant, more a right-up-to-the-knees one. Indeed I think he was the only one to suffer that fate all week.

mamoset wrote:That's an impressive TR jupe, and some cracking photo's too 8) :clap:


Thanks Mamoset :D
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