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When is RunHighlands going to be announced???
by kevsbald » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:22 am
Route description: A Ghlas Bheinn and the Falls of Glomach
Munros included on this walk: A' Ghlas-bheinn
Date walked: 11/06/2018
Time taken: 3.25 hours
Distance: 21 km
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This trip would see me grab the last Munro in Kintail (at 3rd time of asking) and head down to see the Falls of Glomach. I was due in Inverness for Exam Board the following day so was up at Kintail for 0830. The weather was kind as it was at the end of some very hot weather. Clear skies and relatively cool at 14. Perfect running weather. I left the Kintail Mountain lodge and started my run. There's possibly a misconception that you run up the hills. I personally am not that fit but ran slowly to the bealach in approximately 45 minutes (5.5km). From here, the views were beautiful and this is a fine area to ingest. The ascent up to the summit was excellent with great views over to the wilds of Sgor Gaorsaic. I had some food and Tailwind (a must for rehydration) before I headed down to the path that leads to the Falls. It's a seriously impressive place and even with the prolonged drought, the cascade was marvellous.
I began the re-ascent back to the bealach and from here, it was a fantastic downhill run back to the car. I was back by noon and driving to my next target for the day, Being Liath Mor a Ghiubhais Li by 1215. Going up that hill was a far tougher examination of my fitness credentials but provides an example of combining routes/hills when running light.
by yokehead » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:59 am
kevsbald wrote:I used to meet runners on hills and think they were insane. Shorts, 10-litre packs, hardly any food. Nutters.
Insane? Nutters? Quite, my thoughts exactly!
As for RunHighlands, why not? Seeing recent posts there should perhaps also be a SwimHighlands too!
by Graeme D » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:24 am
by kevsbald » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:53 am
by rockhopper » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:47 pm
by Graeme D » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:30 pm
kevsbald wrote:Darren's up to Munro 260!
I've been on 209 since February!
by gammy leg walker » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:00 pm
I know, and I've now passed you 😂😂😂
by rockhopper » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:45 pm
by kevsbald » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:27 am