John (71) munro virgin
by mr_mrsH » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:25 pm
Route description: Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor
Munros included on this walk: Carn Gorm
Date walked: 11/03/2012
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the reason for picking Carn gorm was that on a previous we somehow managed to miss the bridge across the Invervar burn (had left the WH printout on the dining room table). but had spotted a couple of walkers further on so had followed them. we kept the burn on our left hand side and went straight ahead and up, once at the top and a quick look and the map i discovered that we were at the summit of An Sgorr and a glance to the left saw a trail of walkers coming down Carn Gorm. so what to do, go up CG or miss and do the others. so we just did the others and left CG for another day.
Up early Sunday and round to pick up John for 8 o'clock and we were on the road. got to the Invervar car park at about 11 o'clock, went slightly the wrong way on the way there, booted up and on our way.
going over the first stile we noticed the the hand hold usually at the top had been snapped of so as to make it a bit awkward.
once over the bridge the track follows at low level beside the burn, but when we were coming down the path was at high level following the fence surrounding the trees which was also a better route than the one we took up.
the first snow we encountered was a bank against the hillside (or the ice field as John described it) at around about 900metres, someone had already been up as there were tracks in the bank which we followed up.
the summit was reached in 2.5 hrs the wind was a constant 50/60mphs with the visibility down to approximately 70metres. a couple of quick photos were taken and we headed back down.
mrsH was just about helpless with laughter at her dads quips about ice fields and me telling him that there was just "one more push" to the summit.
after 5 hours we were nearing the start point and John was feeling the pace but is determined to do another once he has gotten fitter and lost a stone, or so he kept telling us.
on the way home a detour was made through Kenmore for a pint at the Kenmore arms.
hopefully John is looking forward to his next Munro, maybe sometime in June, will let you all know.
by SusieThePensioner » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:39 pm
WELL DONE JOHN Made me feel young at only 62
by jimandandrea » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:47 pm
by Bod » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:07 pm
by Lastofthesummerwine » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:33 pm
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by mr_mrsH » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:00 pm
Lastofthesummerwine wrote:Glad you made it John, just a pity that the weather was not too good. I was curious about that object being held in the left hand of the person to the right of the first picture. It looked to me like a bumper size spray can of furniture polish but I thought, what would you be wanting to polish? Please enlighten me
that's mrsh and no not a can of polish just a common or garden water bottle
by mr_mrsH » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:02 pm
RTC wrote:4 Munros for anyone on their first attempt is great. To do so at the age of 71 while snow is still lying is a wonderful achievement.
unfortunately didn't manage 4 due to bad visibility just did Carn Gorm, maybe next time.
by adamarchie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:02 pm