Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers - my first solo Munros!
by dogplodder » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:39 pm
by anxious-ambler » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:34 pm
chickadee wrote:Well done! I am still to do a Munro, let alone one alone, but I think about it a lot and I totally understand why you'd be worried, I would be too! I do solo low-level walking but going up high still scares me a little. That's definitely an inspiring report, I need to get out there and finally do one or two myself.
Thank you!! I'm glad it has inspired you to get out there and get bagging....let me know if you'd like to share the fear at any time
dogplodder wrote:Ben Chonzie is not dull as dishwater - see my report of the last time I did it to prove my point!
Wow, that's a great report dogplodder! I certainly didn't believe it could be 'dull as dishwater' and was surprised this walker felt so strongly that way. Ben Chonzie is definitely one I'm looking forward to - although I'm so desperate for views like you got, I'll need to pick the right day! Cheers for that!
by foofis44 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:40 pm
by The Rodmiester » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:25 pm
by Klaasloopt » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:06 pm
by colgregg » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:06 pm
by Scotjamie » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:57 pm
by Andrizzle » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:06 pm
by anxious-ambler » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Andrizzle wrote:Great first report - very inspiring to hear about your solo adventure!! Well done!
Wow, there I was checking the latest Scotland walk reports and the last thing I expected to see was one of mine pop up Thank you very much! I've done a few more solo Munros since then, some good some bad. Ben Chonzie (no 13) on my own I loved, Meall Chuaich (no 23) I enjoyed, recently An Socach (no 36) I liked, but Meall Ghaordaidh (no 24) I totally got the fear and didn't do another Munro, solo or otherwise, for a whole year afterwards! Depending on my state of my mind, Munro adventures can either help combat my anxiety or they can totally fuel it.
I also realised I missed quite a few comments on this report, which is probably very bad etiquette, sorry
So thank you for these, and sorry I didn't see them 4 years ago! Much appreciated:
Scotjamie wrote:Also my first two munro's, about xxx years ago, and your great report reminds me of my own experience. Well done, you are hooked.
colgregg wrote:Yep. That's the way I remember Ben Lawers. No views.
Klaasloopt wrote:Well done Anxious. A little fear is a good thing, it keeps you safe. I know from experience how a big bad mountain's frightening grip can disappear when fellow walkers show up. You've whitnessed it and wrote it down convincingly
The Rodmiester wrote:Excellent stuff anxious-ambler! I bet your thrilled to bits having achieved the double. I had done a lot more munros than you before attempting my first solo, but you will remember this day for maybe the rest of your life. I admire your bottle, good luck with next climbs and take care! Mountain people normally look after mountain people on the hill at least I have always found that, and long may it continue. Brilliant first report, a lot better than my first efforts, that's for sure, I look forward to the next one.
foofis44 wrote:Nice! great walk (well what I've done of it) I've only climbed ben lomond and Ben ghlas because the wind! Had to turn back, walked about 10 meters onto the ridge then nearly fell! can't do much hillwalking because I live the other side of Scotland but well done!
by Jamie64 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:51 am
I’m heading up to Ben Lawers tomorrow. 🙂
by Mal Grey » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:24 am
by onsen » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:42 pm
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