MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY 44/45 ( 23/24 JUNE)
A WEE WANDER IN LOCHABER Understatement of the year!
Mullach nan Coirean – 939 Mumro 236 Stob ban – 999 metres Munro 140
Sgurr a’ Mhaim -1099 metres Munro 51 Am Bodach -1032 Metres – Munro 99
StobCoire a,Chairn – 981 metres Munro 171 An Gearnach -982 metres Munro 166
Na Gruagaichean – 1056 metres Munro 74 Binnein Mor – 1130 Munro 27.
Binnein Beag – 043 metres Munro 230 Sgurr Eilde Mor – 1010 metres – Munro 123
Stob Ban -977 metres Munro 178 Stob Choire Claurigh – 1177 metres Munro 15
Stob Coire Laoigh – 1316 metres Munro 38
Sgurr Choinnich Mor – 1094 metres – Munro 52
Aonach Beag – 1234 metres Munro 7 Aonach Mor – 1221 metres Munro 8
Carn Mor Dearg – 1220 metres Munro 9 Ben Nevis – 1344 metres – Munro 1
This round of hills is known as the Tranter round , it’s all the 18 Munros surrounding Glen Nevis.
It’s the 3rd time I’ve done this and it’s definitely a huge hill day which requires a high level of fitness but more importantly to be very strong minded with a never give up attitude. When Rachael decided she wanted to do this to raise funds for the mountain rescue i offered my services to get her round them which also allowed me to climb them in my own adventure .
We missed the last spell of good weather due to me being in the Cairngorms so when this weather window appeared we decided to give it a go. We met in the Achriabhach car park up Glen Nevis at 10 pm on Monday night , the weather was to be cloud lifting off the summits mid to late morning with rain arriving early on Wednesday morning. As we were going to be out for about 24hrs it was going to be dark while on the hill so we decided on a 8 am start to miss the cloud and hopefully be back before the rain started. I’m not going to go into to much detail as Rachael has here own blog which I’m sure will be a excellent read
Basically we started at 7.55am on our first summit at 9.30 , at the end of the Mamore ridge at6.15 pm , crossed over Glen Nevis and onto Stob Ban about 9.45, we didn’t need to put on the head torches till midnight , my biggest worry was getting up onto Aonach Beag in the dark as it’s bad enough in daylight to find the route, didn’t need the torches on after 3am as it was light enough again without them, we got the most spectacular sunrise just getting to the summit of Carn Mor Dearg with Ben Nevis glowing red, got a broken Spector also at this summit , and we got the snow covered summit of Ben Nevis to ourselves at 6 am , the first spots of rain were felt within 5 min of leaving the summit so we got our starting timing spot on.
A huge well done to Rachael she found it very tough in the later stages but just kept battling along to the end to complete her task in hand, it’s amazing what your body can put up with when you put your mind to it she’s certainly no quitter .
42.16mls – 6210 m ascent -25hrs 15mins
167 Munros to date.