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MY first ever Munros!

MY first ever Munros!


Postby KieronB » Sun May 21, 2017 9:14 pm

Route description: Buachaille Etive Beag

Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)

Date walked: 21/05/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Ascent: 900m

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So... Hey, this is my first time writing up one of these.

Had a great experience climbing my first ever Munros yesterday(Saturday 20/5/17).

Still not particularly sure why we picked these ones specifically as a starting off point, think we wanted something not too hard, but not too easy either.

Anyway needless to say my lack of fitness(and slight hangover from Friday night) made this harder than I really expected it to be. I was panting and wheezing before I even made it up the steps, but after pushing up them to the spot in between the two peaks and stopping for a quick snack, the rest fell into place.

The weather was overcast and drizzly, but that made for some awesome moments where the clouds just rolled in and we couldn't see 5 feet in front of us at times!

I think, climbing the two peaks themselves, after the steps was the easiest part.

Anyway, I'll shut up and throw some pictures up here for you's! :lol: All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I'm planning my next trip as I write this. I may be hooked.

My first Munros done, definitely not my last!

Just a pic I took on the way, passing Loch Lomond
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Falls of Falloch, also on the way
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Before we were soaked and exhausted
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Mr Muscle over here :lol:
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This guy
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The fog and rain start up
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The fog is upon us!
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And finally at the second peak!
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And also, some pics from my brothers phone
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I also recorded a quick 8 minute video of the trip that can be found here(may not be live yet, still uploading!):
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon May 22, 2017 9:55 am

Well done !
Keep walking and enjoy the mountains 8) :wink:
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby KieronB » Mon May 22, 2017 2:22 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:Well done !
Keep walking and enjoy the mountains 8) :wink:

Thanks and will do :D
Already lining one up for a week on Saturday. Probably miss the good weather due to work but keeping my fingers crossed it holds til next weekend!
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby jamesb63 » Mon May 22, 2017 2:48 pm

Well done on your first 2 :clap: :clap: You do realise this can become VERY addictive :lol: :lol:
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby satkins » Mon May 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Welcome to the hill addicts club, you're in now, no way out. Stay safe :wink:
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby KieronB » Mon May 22, 2017 3:42 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Well done on your first 2 :clap: :clap: You do realise this can become VERY addictive :lol: :lol:

Thanks. I'm aware haha been hiking and camping for years just never got around to the mountains before now for some reason :lol:
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby KieronB » Mon May 22, 2017 3:42 pm

satkins wrote:Welcome to the hill addicts club, you're in now, no way out. Stay safe :wink:

Thanks :D and will do!
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby Coop » Mon May 22, 2017 7:16 pm

As yoda says

Hooked you will be

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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby Mal Grey » Mon May 22, 2017 8:30 pm

Congratulations on your first "tick" :clap:
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby kevsbald » Tue May 23, 2017 7:47 am

Kieron,

Good to get in the hills. You will benefit in mind and soul.

Kevin
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Re: MY first ever Munros!

Postby KieronB » Tue May 23, 2017 8:45 am

Thanks all :D

Lined up my next one already, if I get this Monday bank holiday off, I'm heading for Ben Lomond on Sunday and the following week, either Buachaille Etive Mor or Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. So expect a few more reports from me over the next few weeks :P
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