363 days apart

Route: Beinn nan Aighenan, Glen Etive

Munros: Beinn nan Aighenan

Date walked: 18/09/2020

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 15.75km

Ascent: 1320m

]363 days ago I did this trio in amazing weather.https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=92453..

Fast forward to Friday 18th of September 2020 is the quick and easy way to start my TR,,but like most 2020 has been a year like no other, and for me anyway I hope I never see the likes again.Just after my Skye trip my wife Elizabeth who had been fighting cancer for 10 years took a turn for the worse,and after a long battle finally succumbed to this horrible disease on January 13th 2020.
To say my family and me were,are devistaited is putting it mildly,and it has been a long road back,and will be for a long time yet.

During this time I was in need of two operations,one minor,one not so minor,the former was dealt with in February,the later was arranged for early April,then Covid-19 kicked off and a 3 month lockdown happened and everything ground to a halt. I finally managed to have the second operation on July 13th this year,and then began the long road to recovery and a new normal life whatever that may be.

Anyway that's the long version and finally last Friday I was back in the mountains, hoping to find some comfort and solace. I was accompanied by Polly who was very patient with a not so fit GLW.

Hopefully the pictures do the day some justice,it truly was an amazing day,with great company.

So there it is,not the most entertaining of TRs,but for me it's a personal landmark on the way to hopefully the end of my Munro journey,now only 20 left,the hardest part is knowing Elizabeth won't be with me to see my journey's end.
Dedicated to my amazing wife of 40 years,may you have found peace in your resting place .

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Gillean...Bastier...Bruach na Frithe

Attachment(s) Munros: Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr nan Gillean
Date walked: 21/09/2019
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1603m
Comments: 35
Views: 2577

2 Soggy Sgurrs

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Munros: Sgurr a'Chaorachain, Sgurr Choinnich
Date walked: 28/08/2019
Distance: 20.5km
Ascent: 1251m
Views: 121

Me Isla & The Beinn Dearg 4

Attachment(s) Munros: Beinn Dearg (Ullapool), Cona' Mheall, Eididh nan Clach Geala, Meall nan Ceapraichean
Date walked: 26/08/2019
Distance: 27km
Ascent: 1569m
Comments: 14
Views: 1119

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Beinn Eighe completes The Holy Trinity

Attachment(s) Munros: Ruadh-stac Mor (Beinn Eighe), Spidean Coire nan Clach (Beinn Eighe)
Date walked: 20/08/2019
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 1116m
Comments: 20
Views: 1414

Hitting 250 on this Glen Affric trio

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Munros: An Socach (Affric), Mullach nan Dheiragain, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan
Date walked: 11/08/2019
Distance: 50.8km
Ascent: 2000m
Views: 143


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Munros: Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine
Date walked: 03/08/2019
Distance: 33km
Ascent: 1600m
Views: 142

A day in the clag

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Munros: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Carn Eige), Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail
Date walked: 21/07/2019
Distance: 28km
Ascent: 1727m
Views: 162

Beinn Fhada

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Munros: Beinn Fhada
Date walked: 06/07/2019
Distance: 16.75km
Ascent: 1234m
Views: 160

Glen Dessary 3 The Edge of Knoydart

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Munros: Garbh Chioch Mhor, Sgurr Choinnich Mor, Sgurr na Ciche
Date walked: 16/06/2019
Distance: 26.6km
Ascent: 1860m
Views: 164

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