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My 200th Munro

Route: Glas Maol Munros circuit, Cairnwell Pass

Munros: Creag Leacach, Glas Maol

Date walked: 07/08/2018

Time taken: 3.54 hours

Distance: 11.7km

Ascent: 787m


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I never expected this :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I first started accompanying Pathfinderpaul (husband) as he started walking in Scotland, his old walking partner our daughter Natasha got married and moved to Kent, so as our son got to be a teen I went walking. In 1995 I nearly collapsed on my first big outing on The Five Sisters :roll: :roll: :roll: & its amazing I continued, particularly since pathfinder hadn't worked out how to get back to the car, he thought we could catch a bus :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: So to get to this number is an achievement even if I never finish them all.
The previous day we had biked & climbed Beinn a Bhuide (great day out) which was 199, so the next day I dragged Pathfinder out (we normally have a rest day being pensioners :) ) so I could bag 200.
We parked by the "The Contours"
ImageUntitled by Paul Howard, on Flickr
So far on the holiday we had had fine weather all the way, but the Munro demons obviously wanted to teach me a lesson because once on the ridge into the cloud & then the heavy rain we went. So no photos on the way up until the summit :roll: :roll: Pathfinder had to reach for the GPS and eventually we found the wall that you have to follow to the summit.
ImageCreag Leacach by Paul Howard, on Flickr
But of course once we were over the summit the weather cleared and now you could see the summit :D
ImageIMG_1583 by Paul Howard, on Flickr
The rest of the day was back to our usual weather, but the Munro demon had reminded me of many Munros that you couldn't see :roll: :roll: :roll:
ImageDSCF3052 by Paul Howard, on Flickr
After our first break by a little cairn shelter for first lunch we met a guy who had just done the first three Munros and he was off to ours for his fourth, but he said he hadn't been able to see anything :( :( :( :(
ImageUntitled by Paul Howard, on Flickr
As we neared the second summit Pathfinder couldn't resist pointing back at my 200th in lovely sunshine :roll: :roll:
We soon reached Glas Maol & met a dad with two small childrenwho had come up by the ski runs.
ImageUntitled by Paul Howard, on Flickr
We didn't concentrate coming off and did a bit of a detour which is reflected in the route posted.
We were soon on the way down, but as we passed "number 200" I couldn't resist a bit of "posing" :clap: :clap: :clap:
ImageDSCF3055 by Paul Howard, on Flickr
ImageDSCF3060 by Paul Howard, on Flickr
Once we were down it was into the ski cafe for a drink, but only a pot of tea , though I was offered alcohol :crazy:
ImageUntitled by Paul Howard, on Flickr
We always try to pick up a stone from each summit to take home to add to our Munro Cairn back in Stoke-on-Trent, so onto the stack goes number 200 :D :D :D :D
ImageMunro stones by Paul Howard, on Flickr

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Ponyexpress


Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Five Sisters
Place: Gruinard Bay
Gear: Arcteryx winter jacket
Member: Local Ramblers. U3A
Ideal day out: Epic ridge walk

Munros: 209
Wainwrights: 53
Hewitts: 41



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2018

Trips: 1
Distance: 11.7 km
Ascent: 787m
Munros: 2


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