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Bagging My 1st Munro

Date walked: 20/09/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Ascent: 927m

Day 4 on the North Coast 500 and there was only one thing on my agenda today ! My personal challenge ! I have lived in Scotland for over 7 years now and have yet to "Bag a Munro", so today was the day come rain or shine. And I decided to start with the most northern Munro of them all "Ben Hope". Have to admit I was feeling a little nervous as I drove towards it !

The Ascent of Ben Hope, a mix of trudging my way through a thick black muddy bog and scrambling up rock paths, loved every minute of it.

Half way up and the mist rolled in, do I turn back or do I do the really stupid thing of carrying on up a mountain I know little about on my own in thick mist and rain ? That's right I did the stupid thing ! Thank god for all the small hand built cairns & markers on the route. Two and a half hours up, one and a half hours down, my knees are screaming at me ! but I'm so happy tonight, personal achievements come in all shapes and sizes, and for me this was a big achievement, bagged my 1st Munro, only another 281 to go !!!!!!!!!

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Occupation: Auditor & Technical Manger
Interests: Munro Bagging Nepal Treks Photography
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: T Total
Mountain: South Glen Shiel Ridge
Place: Anywhere with a Munro
Gear: La Sportiva Trango S Evo
Member: Not a member of any as yet.
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P900
Ideal day out: A great ridge walk, with a few scary scrambles and a bit of snow still on the ground.

Or a trek back in Nepal, EBC done in 2019 and now looking to summit a few 6000+ Metre summits
Ambition: Khumbu 3 Peak Challenge

Munros: 50
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Wainwrights: 2
Hewitts: 11
Sub 2000: 9



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Ascent: 927m


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