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Permanent whiteout with 70 mph wind..all fun ;-))

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Munros: Glas Maol
Date walked: 15/03/2018
Distance: 18.1km
Ascent: 849m
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Permanent whiteout with 70 mph wind..all fun ;-))

Route: Monega Hill and Glas Maol round from Glen Isla

Munros: Glas Maol

Date walked: 15/03/2018

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 18.1km

Ascent: 849m

For my second Munro I knew I will have bad weather but I got even more that I bargained for :shock:

Wind was so strong I almost retreat few time but after risk assessment I decided to carry on and I'm glad I did as will remember for the rest of my life this crazy climb :D

Didn't saw much scenery unless both summit, my boots and GPS screen :lol: as permanent whiteout

For the record even if I'm a rookie at mountain walking and was outside of my "comfort" zone I have a quite substantial military background, right equipment and didn't took any uncalculated risk but as all know when you step in the mountain isn't without risk!

Some pictures (not much sorry):


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Foggy Start
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Follow the Sign ;-))
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Path bury in snow!
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    And the whiteout start!
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    My foot print ;-)
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    Frozen me at Monega hill summit....well I think ;-)
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    Frozen Monega hill summit
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    Exhausted, frozen but believe me HAPPY at the Glas Maol summit ;-)
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    Frozen Glas Maol summit!
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    On my way down!
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    Unfreezing mode ;-))))

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Date walked: 11/01/2018
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1200m
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Activity: Mountain Walker
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Mountain: Mount Blanc
Place: The Highlands
Gear: Compass
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Ideal day out: All of them depending of my mouth

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2018

Trips: 3
Distance: 52.2 km
Ascent: 2898m
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