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Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather


by Alteknacker » Wed May 23, 2018 12:27 pm

Munros included on this walk: Gairich, Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr Mor (Loch Quoich), Sgurr na Ciche, Sgurr nan Coireachan (Glen Dessary)

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Aden, Sgurr an Fhuarain, Sgurr Mhurlagain

Date walked: 18/05/2018

Time taken: 27 hours

Distance: 51.9 km

Ascent: 4660m

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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby mamoset » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:23 pm

Fantastic :clap:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby Jaxter » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Brilliant stuff :clap: :clap: I've got a big route planned for this area, I'll try not to underestimate it :lol:

I remember the first time I carried a big pack in recent times I completely forgot that it would slow me down....37km, 2000m ascent and 6 munros later I decided that day 2 would be a bit more relaxing :roll: :lol:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:41 am

An inspirational report with some wonderful panoramas (will have to view on my big monitor tomorrow). As ever you hit the nail on the head as regards all things hill walking, thanks for sharing. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:40 pm

mamoset wrote:Fantastic :clap:


Thanks mamoset. As usual, it's the place rather than the reporter/photographer.


Jaxter wrote:Brilliant stuff :clap: :clap: I've got a big route planned for this area, I'll try not to underestimate it :lol:

I remember the first time I carried a big pack in recent times I completely forgot that it would slow me down....37km, 2000m ascent and 6 munros later I decided that day 2 would be a bit more relaxing :roll: :lol:


Thanks Jaxter. After this experience, I'm quite sure I wouldn't manage 37km/2000m ascent in a day with a big sac - you must be taking a big shot of spinach before you set off :D . My excuse is old age :D .

Curious about your big route, and await a report on the same with considerable interest and anticipation!

johnkaysleftleg wrote:An inspirational report with some wonderful panoramas (will have to view on my big monitor tomorrow). As ever you hit the nail on the head as regards all things hill walking, thanks for sharing. :clap: :clap:


Thanks for the kind words, JKLL. I'm very happy if the panos give a bit of a flavour of how splendid it was out there.
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby spiderwebb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:41 pm

Great report and photos of a brilliant area, well done :clap: :clap:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:29 pm

Glad I found this report :D that's quite walk you have done and walking with a big backpack was and is always one of my love/hate relationships. Great to have the opportunity to cover a big area and camp whenever you like and feel wonderfully free... But the weight of it is something else. :roll: lol. It somehow never gets easier... :lol:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby dooterbang » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:48 am

Epic stuff yet again...and that pack, ooft :crazy: :shock: :lol:

Good advice regarding Ben Aden :thumbup:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:08 pm

A most enjoyable read - and photos are exceptional. :clap:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:24 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Great report and photos of a brilliant area, well done :clap: :clap:


Thanks spiderweb - it surely is a brilliant area - one of the absolute best!

dogplodder wrote:A most enjoyable read - and photos are exceptional. :clap:


Thanks DP. As I keep saying: if the area's brilliant, even point-and-click folk like me can manage a few reasonable pics.

dooterbang wrote:Epic stuff yet again...and that pack, ooft :crazy: :shock: :lol:

Good advice regarding Ben Aden :thumbup:


Yes, the pack was... ... interesting!

If I were to do BA again from the west side, I would spend a fair bit of time looking at photies to pick out a good route. It's definitely doable, but not everywhere!

Mountainlove wrote:Glad I found this report :D that's quite walk you have done and walking with a big backpack was and is always one of my love/hate relationships. Great to have the opportunity to cover a big area and camp whenever you like and feel wonderfully free... But the weight of it is something else. :roll: lol. It somehow never gets easier... :lol:


That's good to hear. You're always smiling broadly in pics in your WHRs, as if you haven't a care in the world, even when it looks like you're carrying everything you possibly can on your back, including the proverbial kitchen sink :D. I felt very wimpish in comparison...

I'm still looking at the north Glen Shiel ridge, trying to decide whether to do an overnighter as you did, or try to blitz it...
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby goingforawii » Mon May 06, 2019 4:00 pm

Fantastic trip here! Well done! :clap: Looking to forward to doing this route in the coming weeks hopefully...

...how does this sound though on making it a Munro heavy trip though?? :D I think at 42 miles and 6218m of ascent... it may be too much in a day... :crazy:

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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby Klaasloopt » Mon May 06, 2019 6:59 pm

Woohooo! Great report!
A very very very thorough experience of the roughness of these hills. And lots of suffering peppers the report :clap: :lol:
Nothing like multi-day treks.
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:55 pm

goingforawii wrote:Fantastic trip here! Well done! :clap: Looking to forward to doing this route in the coming weeks hopefully...

...how does this sound though on making it a Munro heavy trip though?? :D I think at 42 miles and 6218m of ascent... it may be too much in a day... :crazy:


Thanks for the kind words. Have you done your route yet? It sounds a heck of a challenge for a single day (especially the amount of ascent) but I'm sure it would be wonderful, and with the big routes you've done so far, not outwith the bounds of possibility at all!

Klaasloopt wrote:Woohooo! Great report!
A very very very thorough experience of the roughness of these hills. And lots of suffering peppers the report :clap: :lol:
Nothing like multi-day treks.


Not in the same league as your multi-day treks.... :roll:
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Re: Rough Bounds round of 5/3/1 in tropical weather

Postby steviesea » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:02 pm

:clap: Absolutely loved this report. The outstanding views captured by your photos along with your journey description really gave a feeling for the area which, sadly I've not (yet) visited but looked out of this world. Laughed how you call your binoculars "bird scarers". I've always thought the same of my camera/phone.
Your feelings of exhaustion must have just been a blip because your stats at the end of the day were still impressive
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