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Malky gets eaten by his own hair on Stac Gorm!

Date walked: 31/05/2021

Time taken: 1.1 hours

Distance: 2.63km

Ascent: 198m

Although it doesn't look like it, this was a kayaking trip. Or it was meant to be! When we inflated the kayak on the side of Loch Duntelchaig it went BOOM - turned out that Malky's kayak repair skills were not quite as good as he thought :lol: Seeing as a nice relaxing evening of kayaking was clearly off the menu, I suggested a short stroll up Stac Gorm seeing as it was just down the road. Malky didn't have the most appropriate shoes on and I had socks with holes, but why not... :lol:
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There's a good path all the way up Stac Gorm. The initial boggy sections were successfully, if not very gracefully negotiated. The heather either side of the narrow path was a bit painful on bare legs! Although we were walking fairly slowly, before too long we had reached the rockier and more interesting part of the hill
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Loch Ruthven - the crappy phone camera doesn't really do it justice :roll:
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At last we dragged ourselves out onto the summit - it was pretty windy but the views were excellent 8)
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Brin Rock and Strath Nairn
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Looking South - we could make out Gulvain and even Knoydart
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Looking down Loch Ruthven to the Loch Lochy munros and Strathfarrar hills to the right
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Ben Wyvis
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Bit windy for Jaxtering :lol:
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We found a sheltered (ish) side of the trig to sit behind and chill out. It was a beautiful evening for Malky to get eaten by his hair :lol:
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Beinn Mheadhoin behind Dumnaglass and the edge of the Monadhliath
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Eventually the call of dinner spurred us into action and we got going, back down the same way
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Back at the car it was an easy drive home and surprisingly I had enough energy to make dinner - something which Malky took full advantage of :lol:

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Grahams: 75
Donalds: 46
Wainwrights: 69
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Sub 2000: 115
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2021

Trips: 16
Distance: 101.74 km
Ascent: 4747m
Grahams: 5
Sub2000s: 9

2020

Trips: 66
Distance: 667.5 km
Ascent: 32724m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 17
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 38
Hewitts: 7
Wainwrights 15

2019

Trips: 66
Distance: 1223.09 km
Ascent: 68941m
Munros: 16
Corbetts: 24
Grahams: 15
Sub2000s: 45
Hewitts: 13
Wainwrights 2

2018

Trips: 53
Distance: 1617.76 km
Ascent: 95123m
Munros: 47
Corbetts: 57
Grahams: 14
Donalds: 8
Sub2000s: 13

2017

Trips: 68
Distance: 1350.52 km
Ascent: 88250m
Munros: 48
Corbetts: 49
Grahams: 25
Donalds: 40
Sub2000s: 12
Hewitts: 9
Wainwrights 12

2016

Trips: 46
Distance: 821 km
Ascent: 56818m
Munros: 100
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 2

2015

Trips: 13
Distance: 216.15 km
Ascent: 13086m
Munros: 28

2014

Trips: 1
Distance: 20 km
Ascent: 1350m
Munros: 2

2013

Trips: 2
Distance: 40 km
Ascent: 2600m
Munros: 3

2012

Trips: 1
Distance: 18 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 2

2011

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.5 km
Ascent: 4050m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 1
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1352m
Munros: 1


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