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Glengalmadale round

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Attachment(s) Corbetts: Creach Bheinn (Morvern), Fuar Bheinn
Grahams: Beinn na Cille
Date walked: 06/01/2018
Distance: 15.3km
Ascent: 1382m
Views: 6


Laggan sub

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Creag na Doire Duibhe
Date walked: 02/01/2018
Distance: 5.51km
Ascent: 320m
Views: 8


Ft Bill Subs

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Bidein Bad na h-Iolaire, Druim na h-Earba
Date walked: 01/01/2018
Distance: 7.82km
Ascent: 593m
Views: 6


Quick trips en route

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Lendrick Hill, Moncreiffe Hill
Date walked: 30/12/2017
Distance: 7.1km
Ascent: 434m
Views: 10


Drumochter quartet

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Attachment(s) Munros: A' Mharconaich, Beinn Udlamain, Geal-charn (Drumochter), Sgairneach Mhor
Date walked: 27/12/2017
Distance: 23.2km
Ascent: 1234m
Views: 15

One crazy Christmas Day!

Munros: A' Mhaighdean, Ruadh Stac Mor

Date walked: 25/12/2017

Time taken: 16.5 hours

Distance: 50.9km

Ascent: 1969m

We've had these last 2 Munros left to finish off our second round for a couple of months now, but were holding out for a good day for it. Having had our family Christmas time already, we decided to just go for it :crazy: :lol: Scoob's video shows our grand day out :thumbup:

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Leaving Poolewe at 4.30am :shock: we set off on our bikes wearing lightweight boots, with the winter boots in tow. After 6km, we left the bikes at the start of the forest just after Kernsary farm. The long walk in had a few obstacles - almost immediately in to a boot-sinking dung field :lol: then soon after the track was flooded so we instead went for a crawl under a fallen tree and swinging around another, hanging on to slimy branches :wtf: But once we were out of the forest it was a simple task of following the track, which we were grateful for in torch light. Water levels were very high, so we also went for the extra half km up Strathan Buidhe to cross the footbridge then back down again :roll: Day light was beginning to appear as we reached the path that would take us along to the causeway. Stopping to switch boots with much relief, it had taken us 4hrs to get to this point... so I was still confident we were on track for the 15hr day we had planned :eh: :lol:
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First light as we skirt the end of Fionn Loch
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Just crossed the causeway, using the edge as stepping stones!
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Our route ahead: up to the left then looped back around to come out on the right of this view

Having crossed the almost flooded causeway, we were now unsure of what to expect of the burn crossing up ahead of us. It was in spate, but we managed across without any big issues - feet stayed dry anyway :D So we carried on up the path between the 2 hills, pausing to check the glass-like water (no breeze at all today) and the stone circle (matching the one on Beinn a'Chaisgein Mor behind us). The path soon disappeared in the snow so we took a more direct line up to the shoulder of RSM.
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Stone circle looking on to A'Mhaighdean
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Steep line up to the more gentle shoulder of RSM
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Ruadh Stac Mor - almost on the summit with just one to go

Coming down RSM was a bit more slow and careful due to slippery, snow-covered boulders. We stopped for a quick bite at the bealach then slowly plodded onwards and upwards :lol: By the time we reached our final summit we'd already decided not to return the same way, but to make a loop off the hill and back to the other end of the causeway... just in case it was the water crossings slowing us down :? :lol:
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Feeling the burn! Final climb with RSM in the background
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View to Beinn Tarsuinn and Lochan Fada (our previous route in here)
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Topped out! Munro round 2 compleated on A'Mhaighdean :)
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Woohoo! Quick photo stop then time to get going again

We were keen to get back to the track in daylight, which we just managed :D Didn't bother to change boots again for the long walk out, happier to just trudge through the obstacles :lol: This time we crossed the burn at Strathan Buidhe, which was surprisingly low by now. Delighted when we reached the bikes again, but even more buzzing when we arrived back at the van at 9pm :D
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Heading down A'Mhaighdean avoiding the crags
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Gorm Loch Mor first, then down to Dubh Loch

As with our first round, this isn't the end of the road for us... we'll still be out hill walking somewhere more weeks than not, since this is one of our favourite hobbies/obsession :D :D :lol:

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Binsey

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Binsey
Date walked: 09/12/2017
Distance: 2.45km
Ascent: 208m
Views: 21


Corran Grahams

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn na Gucaig, Tom Meadhoin
Sub 2000s: Doire Ban
Date walked: 02/12/2017
Distance: 19.3km
Ascent: 1410m
Views: 13


Ghlas half full

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Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers
Date walked: 25/11/2017
Distance: 16.9km
Ascent: 1286m
Views: 19


Broughton Subs

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Broughton Heights, Penvalla, Trahenna Hill
Date walked: 19/11/2017
Distance: 14.3km
Ascent: 1016m
Views: 14

Mrs Scoob


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Location: Birnam/Dunkeld
Activity: Munro compleatist
Member: I'm still just Fi! :)
Munro rounds: 2

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 157
Grahams: 42
Donalds: 6
Wainwrights: 7
Hewitts: 26
Sub 2000: 48



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Statistics

2018

Trips: 3
Distance: 28.63 km
Ascent: 2295m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 3

2017

Trips: 77
Distance: 981.11 km
Ascent: 60870m
Munros: 101
Corbetts: 13
Grahams: 19
Sub2000s: 29
Wainwrights 1

2016

Trips: 79
Distance: 287.05 km
Ascent: 14242m
Munros: 91
Corbetts: 30
Grahams: 11
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 4

2015

Trips: 58
Distance: 334 km
Ascent: 19187m
Munros: 59
Corbetts: 32
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 20

2014

Trips: 18
Distance: 263.1 km
Ascent: 15042m
Munros: 25
Corbetts: 11
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1


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