The continuing tail/ tale of Graeme and Penny of The MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015
DAY63/64 ( 2/3 JULY )
A VISIT TO THE MMC MEET
Gulvain. 987 Metres – Munro 160 – meaning “filth or noise’
After coming off the hill on Wednesday morning I headed for home and a well-deserved rest day to follow, I had done over 17000m ascent and covered 142 miles in the last 9 days and my body knew it . As usual it wasn’t quite a rest day lots of stuff to and get ready to head off again.
When I had seen the MMC weekend meet for July was in Strontian I decided to keep the hills closest and meet up. There was no great rush to get away this morning as Gulvain isn’t a long day out and the weather was good so set off at 9am and arrived at 12, had some lunch and set off on the bike at 12.30 up the right of way track to Strathan following the river all the way, the skies were clear and it was very warm today and just had tee-shirt and shorts on.
Left the bike after 3.5 mls and headed up the broad ridge which usually is very boggy and wet but today it was surprisingly dry, onto the stony section and up to the trig point. Had a good look at the Knoydart hills i had done the previous few days before heading along the ridge to the actual summit. Had a look at the map and decided to do a different route on the way back, went down to the low point of the ridge then dropped off to the right down to the wide bealach below at 500m, followed the curving ridge which took me to the Corbett Braigh nan Uamhachan which is a fine view point for Streap and the Glenfinnan hills, walked along the ridge a bit before dropping down and back to the bike for a easy cycle out.
Today’s totals: 15.18 mls,1485m ascent.5 hrs.
174 Munros to date .