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Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon


Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Bhuird, Ben Avon

Date walked: 17/08/2014

Time taken: 13.5 hours

Distance: 39 km

Ascent: 1300m

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So its been over a year since I wrote my last TR and thought I maybe should do something about my lack of posts over the last year or so,its not that I didn't want to write any TRs its just I haven't climbed that may mountains in that time,only 4 Munros in all that time.
Its been a hard slog this last year what with me doing my ankle in again,then having a hernia operation & once more my Mrs was back in hospital for near on 3 months with one thing and another,however that's all now sorted and things are looking up once again.So over a year since my last TR and over 4 months since I had pulled on my boots,most people would look for any easy day back but for me I just had to try and push myself as hard as possible and with a wee bit of luck reach 150 on my Munro count.7.30am seen Jonny 616,Scottish Leaf and yours truly striding out the walkers carpark at Invercauld Estate and heading up the tarmac road,to say I was bricking myself was putting it mildly,the weather report was for 45/50mph winds,but clear and then the small matter of near 40k before we returned I must be mad.
The walking was easy and the good natured banter with 2 good mates made sure the kilometres passed without too much pain and before we knew it we came the fork where you can take the high track or as we did drop into the Fairy Glen the alleged area of the secret howf,this is a stunning area and well worth a visit on its own.Now we spent a fair time howf hunting searching every wee nook & cranny,but did we find it :wink: :lol: Once past the ruins of Slugain Lodge the path rises again to meet the track and the huge summit area of Beinn a Bhuird just stunning huge open skys and mountains and snaking far into the distance the path that eventually takes you onto the Sneck,gulp :shock: jeez that's a long way :lol: ach never mind its only one foot infront of the other hmmm.After near on 5 hrs we arrived at the Sneck and to be honest I was burst,we took a break here and had some food which was most welcome but I was still burst and not sure if or how I would make any of the summits and was contemplating starting the long walk back home without reaching any tops,however my to companions were having none of that talk and urged,pushed,joked and generally kept me going from here on in,Beinn a Bhuird was reached a quick picture taken and back to the Sneck we went,now Ben Avon beckoned my legs were now on auto-pilot and Munro 150 was now in site,the climb mercifully was easy and soon 150 was reached,a quick tap on the highest Tor and then the looooong walk back began :shock: :shock: :lol: we all agreed to get the head down & try and reach Slugain ruins before we would take a break,this we kinda managed with only one stop before,and then the head was down on the long walk still ahead that last 4/5 Ks were torture,blisters,cramp,you name it I had it :lol: ,never has the site of a car been so beautiful.39k near 13.1/2 hrs,a huge thanks goes to my 2 companions,hope you all enjoy my pictures.Image[/url[URL=http://s46.photobucket.com/user/EILLIW261258/media/002_zps6e19cc5c.jpg.html]ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
Last edited by gammy leg walker on Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby mash tun » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:09 pm

Gammy - Congratulations :thumbup: on hitting your 150 mark :clap: :clap:
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:21 pm

gammy leg walker wrote:
Paul Webster wrote:Looking at the recent weather through the window, they may have all gone away by now :shifty:


Nope,the wee barstewards were still out & about in Gleann an T-Slugain on Saturday. :lol: :lol:


Well done, Willie - great to see you're out and about again. I hope you all had a great day on Saturday - cheers :)
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:47 pm

Great day with Jonny616 & Scottish Leaf.
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby Silverhill » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:43 pm

Good to see you're out in the hills again! :D If this is what you do to ease yourself back in, what mammoth trips will you be undertaking next! Congratulations on reaching 150. :clap:
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:45 am

Well done Willie :clap:

Sorry I hadn't realised this was going to be a big one for you, no wonder you looked super chuffed in your photos!

I must say some of those poses are definitely a wee bit on the dodgy side for me :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby jonny616 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:05 am

A nice wee meander to get you back in the game :lol: :lol: :clap:

It was a great day out. Can't wait for the next one. 8)
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby Steve B » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Good to see you back on the hills. Missed your reports.
Well done on getting to 150 and hopefully you and yours will be fit from here on in.
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:39 pm

Well done on reaching 150 :D
I was 180 on beinn a bhuird
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby dooterbang » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:08 pm

Well done.

Hope the injuries hold out till the finish line :)
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby simon-b » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:57 pm

Well done on your 150 and good to see you're back. A big day with two great mountains to get you going again.
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby rockhopper » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:19 pm

Even better now with the write-up and photos, Willie :thumbup: glad things are starting to look up for you as well - cheers :)
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:04 am

Huge congratulations on the round number :D And nice to see you enjoy the "biggies" again. :clap: :clap:

I'm just one away from 150, so next time it will be my turn to celebrate :lol:
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby martin.h » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:43 am

Congratulations on achieving 150 and what a route to do it on. Glad you're back, I've always enjoyed reading your reports.
Being a Sasannach and not knowing too much about the "wild life" :wink, in the Glens, what's a Howf ?
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Re: Hitting 150 on Beinn a Bhuird & Ben Avon

Postby dogplodder » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:48 pm

That's a return with a flourish if ever there was one! That's one long walk! :clap: I can empathise with stuff keeping you off the hills. With Pete's surgery and two new grandkids I've had to juggle things to get out - but you appreciate it all the more when you do! :mrgreen:
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