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Creach Bheinn

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Corbetts: Creach Bheinn (Loch Creran)
Date walked: 23/08/2019
Distance: 15.3km
Ascent: 900m
Views: 0

The Lowther hills

Grahams: Green Lowther
Donalds: East Mount Lowther, Green Lowther, Lowther Hill

Date walked: 19/08/2019

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 12.64km

Ascent: 732m

Itchy feet and 2 weeks off the hills.
Wasnt going far today as low pressure was still around and hezvy rain forecast fir later in the afternoon.
I fancied seeing the giant golf ball atop a hill.
Quatermass springs to mind.
Wont go into the route too much .
Up to the golfball then hang a left and along the road to the trig then back to the golfball down and up ho the wanlockhead youth hostel viewranger and back down.
Met a lad inside an orange survival bag by the "riad/track" on the way up. He was on some ultra marathon thingy. Iwoke him, he said he had a fall in the dark, no phone signal and his tracker had bust, so he hunkered down. Said he was ok now- didn't want any of my food or water and was happy to wait for one of his "team" to cone get him.
Gave him a bit of advice- ie/ get off the hill and get down to the village which was only about 1km away. Get warm and wait there.
I carried on(thinking all was ok) and a little over 2 hours later on my way back I could see a bloke standing at the same spot- turned out he was one of his support team.
He was cold and wet by now, but we got him up and out of the orange bag.
He was shaking a bit by now - time to get some sustinence inside him and get him moving
This time I made him take food and water from me. The other lad got sone fresh clothes on him and we led him down the road where some others were on their way up with a van.
Into it he went - thanks all round and I went on my way.
Would I do the same again. Would I wait with him no matter what he said.. would I believe it if he said he'd eaten and drunk
Hard call- and I suppose as always, conditions on the ground will dictate choices or decisions.
It went ok today- another time- who know!!!
If you read this pal, hope your ok and you got a kip on the way back down to Surrey.
Safe walking/ running
And next time - maybe pick a drier period to run from one end of Scotland to the other :D

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Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn

Corbetts: Geal Charn (Arkaig), Meall na h-Eilde
Grahams: Glas Bheinn (Loch Arkaig)
Date walked: 05/08/2019
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 1290m
Comments: 2
Views: 133


Dun rig Horseshoe

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Grahams: Dun Rig
Donalds: Birkscairn Hill, Dun Rig, Glenrath Heights, Stob Law
Date walked: 29/07/2019
Distance: 25km
Ascent: 941m
Views: 5


Sgurr Mor and its "wee pal"

Munros: Sgurr Mor (Loch Quoich)
Corbetts: Sgurr an Fhuarain
Date walked: 15/07/2019
Distance: 22.9km
Ascent: 1430m
Views: 79


Beinn Trilleachan

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Corbetts: Beinn Trilleachan
Date walked: 08/07/2019
Distance: 10.3km
Ascent: 1000m
Views: 10


Ben Tirran

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Corbetts: Ben Tirran
Date walked: 04/07/2019
Distance: 14.4km
Ascent: 752m
Views: 12


Last of the 4000ers

Munros: Braeriach, Sgor an Lochain Uaine
Date walked: 21/06/2019
Distance: 32.2km
Ascent: 1250m
Views: 249


Sgorr na Diollaid

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Corbetts: Sgorr na Diollaid
Date walked: 20/06/2019
Distance: 7km
Ascent: 654m
Views: 16


Mullardoch 4

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Munros: An Riabhachan, An Socach (Mullardoch), Carn nan Gobhar (Loch Mullardoch), Sgurr na Lapaich
Date walked: 19/06/2019
Distance: 23.6km
Ascent: 1885m
Views: 22

Coop


Activity: Walker
Mountain: Sgurr nan Gillean
Gear: Spare compass
Ideal day out: Getting back down and seeing someone take a selfie with a mountain and thinking " I've just climbed that"
Ambition: Open a miniature on 282

Munros: 256
Corbetts: 81
Grahams: 24
Donalds: 33
Sub 2000: 2



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Statistics

2019

Trips: 50
Distance: 665.19 km
Ascent: 43571m
Munros: 36
Corbetts: 22
Grahams: 13
Donalds: 16
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 68
Distance: 1098.45 km
Ascent: 66213m
Munros: 60
Corbetts: 41
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 7

2017

Trips: 71
Distance: 1107 km
Ascent: 69586m
Munros: 100
Corbetts: 19
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 9

2016

Trips: 47
Distance: 507.75 km
Ascent: 43899m
Munros: 84
Corbetts: 1


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Last visited: Aug 24, 2019
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