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I have a cunning plan part 5

I have a cunning plan part 5


Postby DougieB » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:24 pm

Route description: Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil from Glen Dochart

Munros included on this walk: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chuil

Date walked: 21/06/2014

Time taken: 8 hours

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We left Malcolm’s early for the drive to Crianlarich stopping off at McDonalds in Balloch for a sausage and egg McMuffin and a coffee. Parked the car near Auchessan and set off at 0915 leaving the swarms of midges behind. It was a gentle walk over quite boggy ground before reaching a short steep section just before the flat summit dome. Unfortunately a short period of rain and low cloud greeted us as we reached the cairn.
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We stopped and had a quick snack before heading off east over easy ground to reach the trig point on Beinn Cheathaich where we were joined by a fellow walker who asked me “What hill is this?”
He had no map, no compass and absolutely no idea where he was. I pointed out where we were and politely suggested he should not venture into the hills without a map and compass and know how to use them. Only 30 minutes previously the visibility was down to 50m in low cloud.
From the trig point we headed north down the ridge a little before descending to the peat bog watershed where we stopped for lunch sitting in the sunshine at the bottom of the very steep western slopes of Sgiath Chuil. It was a bit of a slog but we got our head down and got on with it eventually reaching the summit ridge a short distance from the small cairn.
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Munro number 282


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After some bubbly and photographs we headed for home via a small dam where Cora had a good swim.
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Cora

After the drive to Glasgow we had a bottle of Champagne before heading to the Ashoka Indian restaurant for a fantastic curry followed by a couple of pints.
So after 22 years I had finally reached the summit of my final Munro. It was quite fitting that I was accompanied by Malcolm today as I climbed my first Munro (Ben Lomond) with him on 8 Jul 92. I had been really lucky with the weather during the week, it’s not too often that you get such nice weather day after day. As a result of finishing my round before I leave the RAF in July I have won a small wager with my son, a nice bottle of champagne please Cameron!
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby Auldiain » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:39 am

Congratulations and well done! Perseverance pays off! Enjoy the champagne!
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby jmarkb » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:39 am

Many congratulations!!! :clap:
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby SecretSquirrel » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:13 am

Congratulations on your completion!
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby spiderwebb » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:27 am

Well done, perseverance does indeed pay off :clap:
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby jepsonscotland » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:10 am

A huge congratulations on completion.
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby Fife Flyer » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:28 pm

Well done & many congratulations :clap: :clap:
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby IreneM » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:01 pm

Huge congratulations on your compleation! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby gammy leg walker » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:13 pm

Many congratulations on your compleation. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby scoob999 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:22 pm

Well done :clap: :clap: :clap: :D
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby AnnieMacD » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:42 pm

Wow, you really piled them in that last week. Congratulations. What's next?
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:14 pm

certainly great when a [cunning] plan comes together :wink: congratulations and well done ! - cheers :)
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby Silverhill » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:33 pm

Congratulations! What a lovely idea to climb the first and last munro together. :D
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby DougieB » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:18 am

Thanks everyone for your kind words. :D
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Re: I have a cunning plan part 5

Postby Mountainlove » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:12 am

Congratulations on your completion!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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