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Loch Earn Linear

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/07/2016
Distance: 21km
Views: 237


Schiehallion

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Attachment(s) Munros: Schiehallion
Date walked: 16/07/2016
Distance: 9.92km
Ascent: 750m
Views: 201

Iona to St Andrews 6 - 21 May - Michael's Way Hike

Date walked: 21/05/2016

Time taken: 16 days

Distance: 339km

Ascent: 6000m

Well here we go - it's all finalised now.

On 6 May we set off with Michael who is 75 and has dual sensory impairment, on a 210 mile self supported hike across Scotland from Martyrs Bay on Iona to the Martyr's Monument in St Andrews. See what we did there! :crazy: :lol:

Michael can hear with the help of strong hearing aids but is completely blind so he requires the help of a guide every step of the way.
12 fool hardy volunteers have chosen to join us so we have company and support for each stage but would still love to hear from you if you would like to help guide Michael.

The hike is completely self supported so anyone thinking of volunteering must be self sufficient and able to navigate, wild camp and look after themselves. DISCLAIMER ALERT: We do not accept responsibility for anyone who joins this hike!



Schedule:

Date Stage

5 May Travel to Iona
6 May Walk across Mull
7 May Walk across Mull
8 May Finish at Craignure/Ferry to Oban
9 May Walk to Taynuilt/Loch Etive
10 May Loch Etive through Glen Kinglas
11 May Arrive Bridge of Orchy
12 May Walk to Loch Lyon
13 May Walk to Killin
14 May Walk Rob Roys Way to South of Ardtalnaig
15 May Walk to Amulree
16 May Walk to Little Glen Shee
17 May Walk to Perth
18 May Walk to Newburgh
19 May Walk to Balmerino/Wormit
20 May Walk to Tayport
21 May Finish in St Andrews



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Here are a couple of videos taken during Meet Mike training walks for our intrepid volunteers:

https://vimeo.com/163099949
https://vimeo.com/162205215

If you can't join us could you possibly spread the word and help us raise much needed funds for Deafblind Scotland?
Thank you!

https://www.justgiving.com/smirnieoutdoors/

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Newport on Tay - St Andrews 30.37km

Attachment(s) Date walked: 20/05/2016
Distance: 30.37km
Views: 484


Newburgh - Newport on Tay 27.72km

Attachment(s) Date walked: 19/05/2016
Distance: 27.72km
Views: 545


Perth - Newburgh 22.80

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 18/05/2016
Distance: 22.8km
Views: 585


Amulree - Perth 35km

Attachment(s) Date walked: 15/05/2016
Distance: 35km
Views: 394


Killin - Amulree

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 14/05/2016
Distance: 44.57km
Views: 539


Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Attachment(s) Date walked: 12/05/2016
Distance: 42.7km
Comments: 11
Views: 2734


Taynuilt - Bridge of Orchy

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 10/05/2016
Views: 424

smirnie71


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Location: Falkirk
Interests: Hill Walking, Photography, Travel, Literature, Squash, Badminton, Fitness, Cooking, Gardening
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: The Ragleth, Little Stret
Mountain: Moel Siabod
Place: Glen Coe
Gear: Montane Litespeed Jacket
Member: MCofS, NTS, RSPB
Ideal day out: Gentle walk in, on to the top, along a ridge, lunch with beautiful views and then a fun filled descent to the pub and a well earned bowl of soup.
Ambition: Any airy ridge!

Munros: 12
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 24
Sub 2000: 5
Islands: 7

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Statistics

2016

Trips: 12
Distance: 592.18 km
Ascent: 6750m
Munros: 1

2015

Trips: 1
Distance: 12.9 km
Ascent: 485m
Corbetts: 1

2013

Trips: 4
Distance: 75.8 km
Ascent: 4394m
Munros: 3
Hewitts: 5

2012

Trips: 3
Distance: 18.83 km
Ascent: 1574m
Hewitts: 3

2011

Trips: 32
Distance: 247.14 km
Ascent: 13662m
Munros: 4
Hewitts: 8

2010

Trips: 10
Distance: 103 km
Ascent: 3882m
Munros: 1
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 3

2000

Trips: 8
Distance: 1068.57 km


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