MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015 DAY 44/45 ( 23/24 JUNE) A Wee wander in Lochaber Tranter traverse

DAY 44/45 ( 23/24 JUNE)
A WEE WANDER IN LOCHABER Understatement of the year!

Tranters Round

Tranters Round

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.

The Mamores

The Mamores

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.

Penny and Graeham on Ben Nevis summit at 0600!

Penny and Graeham on Ben Nevis summit at 0600!

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 .
Today’s totals

Ben Nevis sunrise

Ben Nevis sunrise

42.16mls – 6210 m ascent -25hrs 15mins

What an effort  well done an incredible achievement Rachal

What an effort well done an incredible achievement Rachal

167 Munros to date.

 What can you say but what an achievement by both of them and Penny – Rachel is raising money for Scottish Mountain Rescue. I am so impressed by them all and so happy for them – magic, magic magic
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After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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