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Geal-Charn + A' Mharconaich (Drumochter)

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Attachment(s) Munros: A' Mharconaich, Geal-charn (Drumochter)
Date walked: 28/10/2020
Distance: 12.2km
Ascent: 750m
Views: 3


Stuc an Lochain

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Attachment(s) Munros: Stuchd an Lochain
Date walked: 23/10/2020
Distance: 8.8km
Ascent: 731m
Views: 6


Meall Ghaordaidh

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Attachment(s) Munros: Meall Ghaordaidh
Date walked: 18/10/2020
Distance: 9.7km
Ascent: 887m
Views: 9


Spidean Mialach + Gleouraich (Loch Quoich)

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Attachment(s) Munros: Gleouraich, Spidean Mialach
Date walked: 17/10/2020
Distance: 12.34km
Ascent: 1222m
Views: 8


Gulvain

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Attachment(s) Munros: Gulvain
Date walked: 15/10/2020
Distance: 22.01km
Ascent: 1363m
Views: 13


Stob Coire Sgriodain + Chno Dearg (Fersit)

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Attachment(s) Munros: Chno Dearg, Stob Coire Sgriodain
Date walked: 11/10/2020
Distance: 14.33km
Ascent: 960m
Views: 13

Mamores - First Touch of Winter

Munros: Binnein Beag, Sgurr Eilde Mor

Date walked: 08/10/2020

Time taken: 6.33 hours

Distance: 19.97km

Ascent: 1614m

A few pics from the eastern mamores. Snow showers were forecast and sure enough snow showers was what I got.

A fairly late start saw me get to kinlochleven just after 12. Up through the forest again and I was quickly stripping layers off in the sun. It didn't last and I was soon throwing them back on and scrambling for the waterproofs. Rain showers were blowing through down low but the higher I got it turned to sleet and eventually proper snowstorms! Love it when a forecast is bang on.

Looking back up the track from kinlochleven.

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Aonachs and nevis peeking through in the sunshine.

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I had the WH route on viewranger but I was in the mood to explore. I decided to make it interesting and go up the south side of Sgurr Eilde Mor first. This was munro 70 so I wanted to feel like I'd properly earned it.

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There seemed to be a path for part of it however it quickly turned into a full on scramble up through a boulderfield. There was a very thin coating of slush on top of the rocks just to make things interesting...

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One of the many rainbows I saw today.

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As I hit the summit, the weather was properly going for it. I walked past the cairn and along the north end of the ridge and almost quite literally walked right into a golden eagle. It was sat perched on a rock staring out into the snowstorm, totally oblivious that I was ten feet behind it. I froze and reached for my phone, got it ready to take the pic. I was so busy congratulating myself on how lucky I was that the damn thing took off half a second before I took the pic. Ah well, I'll always have the memories :lol:

Here it is flying off into the snow.

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Snowbow No.2

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I found the proper path down and headed off. This turned out to be a hellish scree slope where it was more a case of plant your feet someplace and let the rockslide carry you down with it.

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Ended up going very off route just wandering about after the rainbows that kept popping up. Munro 2 in the background.

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Binnean Beag

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Another bouldery scree cone.

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This may have been my slowest ever hill ascent. I really started feeling the effects of the previous nights 20 rep squat routine. I love that the gym is open again but it's making the hills a lot more painful! The glute DOMS I had going up here were insane. Luckily there wasn't too much ascent though.

Looking back to some of the other mamores. The snow had gone by now but the wind had really gotten up and it was baltic.

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The snow didn't appear to be lying much on the nearby hills but there was 2 in the direction of dalwhinnie that had a solid white covering already.

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Grey Corries

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Layers...

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I caught the last of the sunlight on the way back. No spectacular sunsets today but nice all the same.

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Had a fun day wandering in the wintery weather. Can't wait until we get some proper snow cover. Won't be too long now I'm sure :D


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Schiehallion

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Attachment(s) Munros: Schiehallion
Date walked: 06/10/2020
Distance: 10.3km
Ascent: 736m
Views: 15


Pinewoods and Sky Blue Macdui

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Macdui, Derry Cairngorm
Date walked: 02/10/2020
Distance: 30.22km
Ascent: 1264m
Views: 119


Binean Mor + Na Gruagaichean (Mamores)

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Attachment(s) Munros: Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean
Date walked: 29/09/2020
Distance: 14.98km
Ascent: 1341m
Views: 14

Raynor



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2020

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Distance: 1094.19 km
Ascent: 62473m
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2017

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