Beinn a' Chlachair my 100th Munro
by Bod » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:11 pm
Route description: Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Charn and Creag Pitridh
Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chlachair, Creag Pitridh, Geal Charn
Date walked: 14/07/2011
Time taken: 10 hours
Distance: 26 km
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At 10.00am we were standing on the bridge over the River Spean ready for the 5km walk-in to Lochan na Hearba. Standing at this glorious spot we were able to start properly assessing the day ahead. The initial plan was an ascent of Creag Pitridh, followed by Geal Charn and then Beinn a' Chlachair the mountain that I had chosen to be by 100th Munro. I now headed straight for the northeast nose of Beinn a' Chlachair looking for a suspected path up through the steep rocky slope. This was not obvious even when standing at the highest point of the path and it was in fact Ritchie that quickly found where many had passed before. Once climbing we were soon up above 900 metres again with the 3km long broad ridge ahead. Delighted with my choice for completing my first 100 Munros, thanks to Valerie, Redrock and of course Ritchie for sharing my day. Thanks also to those who have made compliments already during my draft. Slainte' mhor
by Jabber » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:25 pm
by PeteR » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:31 pm
by rockhopper » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:52 pm
by pollyh33 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:25 pm
What a fantastic achievement topped by fabulous company and lovely weather
by Zevon » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:50 am
I've long thought that whole route is maybe the best dog walk in Scotland!
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by pigeon » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:24 am
by lomondwalkers » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:25 pm
by iainwatson » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:04 am
by gammy leg walker » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:41 am
by BlackPanther » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:01 pm
by Redrock » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:04 pm
By the way, my "visual disturbance" was not a subtle ploy to stop you reaching your 100th before me! Weird thing - maybe I got a blast of sunlight in my eye after all - but the rehydration and sustenance stop did the trick!
Your report did the expedition proud! I'll just add one more photo of my amigos - thoroughly enjoying the hills!
- Bod, Valerie and Ritchie with Gael Charn in the background
In the words of the Lone Ranger "Hi ho Silver!" Here's to our next expedition!
by Stretch » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:09 pm
by Bod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:44 pm
gammy leg walker wrote:Many,many congratulations on number 100 bod,if its not too cheecky,how long has it taken you to reach this mark.