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1st & 2nd Munros
by iaina » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:36 pm
Route description: A' Mharconaich and Geal Charn, Drumochter
Munros included on this walk: A' Mharconaich, Geal-charn (Drumochter)
Date walked: 14/07/2012
Time taken: 5.5 hours
Distance: 11.5 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Checked the MWIS for Saturday and all looked fine.
Set off around 10am raining but not too bad and set off up the heathery boggy slopes of Gael Charn taking about 1hr to get to the top. Oh and our wee dug Wallace decided to come along.......not sure about him deciding.
After a quick bite (I say quick as the wee dug pinched my roll while I took some photos) we set off for the 2nd munro of the day. The going was fairly easy for us but the wee dugs legs found it difficult heading through the rocks, so a wee helping lift down from there for him.
Straight forward climb up to the ridge but a bit of huffin and puffing.
2nd munro of the day reached and Margaret well chuft bagging 2 in 1 day.
The decent from A' Mharconaich was less than pleasurable as it was very boggy at some points sinking up to my knees, took us a while but Margaret loved it, quick dip in the river to clean off boots and clean up Wallace.......knacked and in need of a vodka.
And 1 very puggled wee dug.
by Alan S » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:01 pm
by mrssanta » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:19 pm
by Fudgie » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:11 pm
by laconic surf » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:52 am
I agree the toughest part of this day is the descent of A'Mharconaich - the bog and erosion is pretty bad - I was on the erse a few times
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