Beinn Fhionnlaidh - My Last Munro In Dresses (Glen Etive)
by veletron » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:12 pm
Route description: Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh
Date walked: 03/06/2017
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 13 km
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I decided to make the hut free and collect a few quid for charity, we made about £300 for the charity 'The Haven Centre' - a Scottish charity helping folks with 'life-limiting' diseases such as Cancer, Parkinson's etc. You can donate here if you like! https://www.justgiving.com/LastMunroInFrocks
We stayed at the Grampian Club Hut ''Inbhirfhaolain", a couple of KM east of the start of the walk.
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Grampian Club Hut
Come Saturday, we set off at about 9:30AM, headed west down the road which must have been quite a sight for all that saw us.
Ready for the off!
Pretty In Pink
A few bemused looks later...
Me on the walk to the start proper
Bealach buachaille etive beg / buachaille etive mor(!)
Eventually, we made it to the point where the track starts and headed up the well made track to the top of the trees.
Unfortunately, the heavens opened, and half the outfits got covered up!
Its Gotten Moist!
But that did not stop Jason!
The rain cleared and the views began to open out.
Views - Ben Starav
The better weather meant that the dresses came back out too!
Me with a seemingly huge rucksack
Boys will be girls
Pretty In Pink
We had a wee break at the bealach taking in the views.
Final push to the summit
Eventually, we reached the summit and enjoyed some booze and summit views for a good half hour in the dry.
Me On The Summit
Me on the trig in my heels!
I had hoped to see some other hill walkers up from the Creran side, but it was not to be, so it fell upon me to award the 'Best Dressed Hill Walker' prize. I chose Mhairi and Ian with their matching TK-Max Dresses
Ian and Mhairi - Best Dressed Hill Walkers
Then we all stood around a 360 camera for the group shot
360 Group Shot
360 Group Shot - 2 http://photos.veletron.com/picture.php?/2122/category/180
Jason - Again - when he does his last Munro its gonna be very funny indeed!
The weather threatened on the summit, but the rain never came until we were half way down (when we got drenched), then it cleared again for more nice views:
Nice views on the walk back down
A grand day out, lots of fun with many good sports. We had a buffet meal in the hut and a 'few' drinks that evening! The midges were sheer hell though! My thanks to all who attended.
NB: My time for the route is a time to get 25+ folks up to the summit and back - not exactly representative given all the breaks and photo stops!
Thanks for reading, and I can recommend the Inbhirfhaolain hut for anyone seeking traditional mountaineering hut accommodation for their weekend!
Full Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/bMg3v5Cj1CsiRXuk7
Charity Collection on just giving: https://www.justgiving.com/LastMunroInFrocks
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by veletron » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:36 am
by kmai1961 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:53 am
by Coop » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:13 pm
I'm never going to fret about how I'm dressed going hill walking ever again
by Sunset tripper » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:24 pm
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by Hillbeback » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:02 am
by veletron » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:38 am
Re lippy: I had a bright red one, same shade as the dress with me, but forgot all about it - also forgot about the daft cap on the trig point - to busy drinking!
by Somerled87 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:53 am
Good sports all round, congratulations on a great achievement.
by Phil the Hill » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:50 pm
I was at the start point for the Glen Creran approach that morning (hunting for Chequered Skippers before starting the long drive home) and there didn't seem to be anyone heading up the hill.
by veletron » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:35 pm
Wonder if that one should be the 1st munro of a 2nd round in a dress - could start a new trend
by Jaxter » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:27 pm
Congratulations and good on you all
by Dunblane Bagger » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:04 pm
What a way to do it. Hilarious
A crackin wee mountain too.