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My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive


Postby rockhopper » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:05 am

Route description: Buachaille Etive Mor

Munros included on this walk: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob na Broige (Buachaille Etive Mor)

Date walked: 03/07/2011

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 2050m

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Tradition seems to dictate that when one gets to this point in one’s walking career, one gets all philosophical, nostalgic and reflective. So, I guess I’d better get this bit over quickly. 8)

My first munro was just on 25 years ago (Ben Lomond oddly enough) followed by my first winter munro, Ben Vorlich, at the start of 1987. Marriage and kids then meant that I’d only got to a total of 13 separate munros by August 2011. OK, OK, - I’m not much use at this reminiscing on the meaning of life stuff so I’ll get on with the report........... :D

After a West Glen Etive walk on Friday followed by an East Glen Etive walk on Saturday, I had set up the tent in a spot just down from Buachaille Etive Mor. As I was later getting to bed than planned, I wasn’t up all that early which meant I wasn’t able to get up above the mist before it disappeared. :o

Glen Etive – day 3 of 3 – Sunday 3 July 2011


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When I got up I was very pleasantly surprised to find no midges as there was a slight breeze – could this be a good omen I wondered. :shh: It had been cold again overnight meaning the tent was wet with dew but no matter as I was returning home today. Got packed up, made breakfast and had a large, strong coffee – that’s me set up for the day.

View of the night’s pitch.

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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby dooterbang » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:33 am

Bravo Rockhopper :clap:

Incredible 3 day trip culminating in bagging your 100th Munro, although it did take you 25years :shock:

Loved the picture on summit 100 :D

3 superb trip reports coupled with stunning photos, hugely enjoyable trilogy.

Well done mate.
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:42 am

Many,many cogratulations rockhopper,a brilliant 3 day trip,brilliant weather ,& no 100 in the bag also,have really enjoyed reading your 3 TRs.You must have a very understading Mrs rockopper,or on the other hand you now have lot of brownie points to make up :lol: .
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:10 pm

Congratulations Rockhopper- 100 munros!!!
Loved all your photos but your 100 summit one is superb- fame and anonimity in one go!!! Class!! :D
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby gagfax » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:50 pm

Well done on getting to 100, hope to do this myself very soon :D

We nicknamed the summit shelter on Stob na Broige "Cafe Amsterdam" as there was someone smoking a big joint when we were there :lol:
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby tulla » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:35 pm

wow, you have been racking them up over the last year!
well done on reaching 100! enjoyed the report and some brilliant photos.
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby lomondwalkers » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:45 pm

What a brilliant end to a fabulous 3 days, and even the sun was shining! :D Congrats on the ton, fantastic stuff. Look forward to reading the reports on the next 100 8)
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby pigeon » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:52 pm

:clap:
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:30 pm

Well done and congratulations on reaching 100, a fine group of hills to do it on with some great photos.
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby PeteR » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:49 pm

Congratulations on the 100 :D A great achievement and done in some style too with a group of great walks :D These two hills are brilliant (and amongst my favourites) and your photos certainly show why :D Great walking combined with great views :D
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby cheekykarma » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:02 am

Congrats indeed!

And fantastic pictures to boot as well - a great 100 and a great day deserved too

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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:29 pm

dooterbang wrote:Bravo Rockhopper :clap:
Incredible 3 day trip culminating in bagging your 100th Munro, although it did take you 25years :shock:
Loved the picture on summit 100 :D
3 superb trip reports coupled with stunning photos, hugely enjoyable trilogy.
Well done mate.
cheers dooter - hopefully the next 100 won't take another 25 years.......... :lol:

gammy leg walker wrote:Many,many cogratulations rockhopper,a brilliant 3 day trip,brilliant weather ,& no 100 in the bag also,have really enjoyed reading your 3 TRs.You must have a very understading Mrs rockopper,or on the other hand you now have lot of brownie points to make up :lol: .
aye gammy, we had to do a deal....and yes I do have a lot of points to make up :shock:

pollyh33 wrote:Congratulations Rockhopper- 100 munros!!!
Loved all your photos but your 100 summit one is superb- fame and anonimity in one go!!! Class!! :D
thanks polly - I'm not usually keen on posting self portraits but couldn't resist it this time :D

gagfax wrote:Well done on getting to 100, hope to do this myself very soon :D
We nicknamed the summit shelter on Stob na Broige "Cafe Amsterdam" as there was someone smoking a big joint when we were there :lol:
:lol: cheers gagfax - all the best - no-one smoking that day but the whole hill was certainly very busy

tulla wrote:wow, you have been racking them up over the last year!
well done on reaching 100! enjoyed the report and some brilliant photos.
thanks tulla - think I've got a bug but the rest are now further away so we'll see :D
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby iainwatson » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:19 am

congrats on reaching 100! :D from your reports it seems like a very enjoyable 3 days,well done!
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby malky_c » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:48 am

A pretty stunning weekend - wish I'd been able to spend it on the hills :) . Just had a look at your Ben Starav report (which I missed) and it occurred to me that you did a hell of a lot of ascent over those 3 days :shock:

Congratulations on the 100th.
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Re: My 100th with a little help from the two Herdsmen of Etive

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:13 pm

:clap: :clap: Congratulations! It must feel great with triple digits :D
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