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49....HOPEfully 50!! Not bad for a kid!

Route: Ben Hope

Munros: Ben Hope, Ben Klibreck

Date walked: 04/08/2011

Day one - got rid of brother and sister - time to bag munros they haven't!! :wink:

First Ben Klibreck, the second most northerly.

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1. Nice bridge to cross..... bit cloudy on the top though


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2. Cloud clearing.... time to get the shades out!


The path was good at first then it went through a boggy patch. There were loads of dragon flies.

The next part was steep.
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3. Heading up the hillside


There were good views of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal.

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4. Finally we joined the path round the hillside


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5. Our route forwards


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6. The cloud clearing off the top


The last bit to the summit was steep and a bit rocky, but not hard with clear path. It had got quite windy now and the cloud was back on the top again. :(
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7. Summit of Ben Klibreck

49 Munros!

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8. Ben Loyal and Ben Hope

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9. Coming back down from the summit cone

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10. The cloud chasing us!

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11. Almost back and the cloud is fighting back!

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12. Yipee!


Day two. We set off for Ben Hope and the weather was wild - very windy and wet. We thought we'd drive down and HOPE we could do it!
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13. Rainbow on the way

When we got there the weather had improved and so ......
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14. Here we go!

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15. Awesome waterfall

The ascent was steep but the path was clear and was only wet and boggy in places.
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16. Up and up and up

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17. View back of Strathmore

This part of the route takes you up to the main ridge path.
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18. Ben Klibreck

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19. View of nearby hills

It was steep all the way to the top but not as hard as the path was easier going.
After a long while .......
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20. Summit of Ben Hope - 50!!!!

We ate our lunch but it was SO COLD :thumbdown:
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21. Me with my hat and coat and gloves on!

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22. Nice view to the north coast


The walk down felt steeper but much easier. By the time we got back the sun was very bright and the summit was visible and cloud free! :shock:

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23. View of Ben Hope from road going north


These were two good hills and I liked getting to 50. Time for a Cadbury's Wispa to celebrate! :D

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My 43rd Munro on the 43rd Munro and I'm only 10! Spooky!

Attachment(s) Munros: An Coileachan, Meall a'Chrasgaidh, Meall Gorm, Sgurr Mor
Date walked: 22/07/2011
Distance: 25km
Ascent: 1500m
Comments: 13
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2011

Trips: 2
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 1500m
Munros: 6


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