MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015 DAY 56/57 ( 25/26th JUNE ) A Damp day oot! Sron a’ Choire Ghairbh Meall na Teanga

DAY 56/57 ( 25/26th JUNE )

Looking to the west from Meall Na Teanga - wild lands site of a new hydro

Looking to the west from Meall Na Teanga – wild lands site of a new hydro

Sron a’ Choire Ghairbh – 937 metres – Munro 239 – “Nose of the rough Coire- Jutting Peak”
Meall na Teanga –  918 metres – Munro 275 –  “Hill of the tongue”

Meall Na Teanga - Stron na Choire Grabh

Meall Na Teanga – Stron na Choire Grabh

After getting back to the van on Wednesday morning it was a joy to get my wet trail shoes and socks off , a foot inspection looked as if I been in the bath for 25 hrs and were a tad tender
not really a surprise . I had a severe craving for savoury food
after a day of high energy sweet food and drink, into the fridge and found a Murdochs mince pie what a bonus that was along with Heinz tomato sauce delicious . Had a snooze for a few hours then headed home to see Shona. Thursday was a rest and feet recovery day and i got Shona out of hospital and up to her mums for a while to recuperate .
Today I was back on the hill and had the company of Jenny (loud) Graham, we met at 9.30 at Kilfinnan had a sociable brew and a good blether before setting off on our bikes along the forest road as far as the small cairn then up the track a small way and hid and tied up the bikes. It was dry at this time and remained so till the bealach , when we started up the summit track on came the drizzle and we were soon into the cloud and heavier rain when we reached Sron a’Choire Ghairbh, just turned about and back to the bealach for lunch . Jenny was telling me all about her massive 8day mountain biking event she did 4 weeks ago in atrocious weather conditions . The rain only got worse and it was just a case get to Meall na Teanga return to the bealach and back to the bikes for a easy cycle back to the van, not the most pleasant day out but the company was excellent as we swapped our life and recent adventure stories . My feet are almost recovered but my ears don’t half hurt 😉😉😉 (he does not mean that!!!!) 
Today’s totals:12.55mls,1260m,4hrs 56 mins

169 Munros to date.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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