MUNRO ADVENTURE 2015 DAY 61 (30th JUNE ) SOURLIES Bothy TO QUOICH DAM The Knoydart Munros

The continuing adventure  of Graeme and Penny –  The Munro Adventure 2015
DAY 61 (30th JUNE )

Sourlies Bothy

Sourlies Bothy

Sourlies Bothy To Quioch Dam.

Knoydart map Day 62

Meall Buidhe – 946 metres – Munro – 222 – “Yellow Hill”
Luinne Bheinn – 939 metres – Munro – 234 – Hill of Anger/ or hill of mirth or melody”

Lardhar Bheinn – 1020 meters – Munro – 111 – “Hoof or claw hill”

Ladhar Bheinn

Ladhar Bheinn

Had a sociable evening in the bothyes (Sourlies) good chat and even a dram of Talisker as a nightcap from one of the girls before turning in. There was still drizzle on the go most of the night but awoke to a sunny morning, the hills clear and it was warm (could it be summer??). Had breakfast and set off with John and walked with him as far as the bridge at Carnoch, he continued following the river path I headed up the stalkers path to Mam Meadials high point and found a faint path which wound its way steeply up the craggy hillside onto the summit ridge and the NE top of Meall Buidhe. Left my big rucksack here and went out to the summit and back, it was now a rocky and grassy path with more ups and downs to mention before another steep ascent up onto Luinne Bheinns triple top summit ridge. The view over to Labhar Bheinn was stunning but still a long way off in the distance, I had changed into shorts on the top as it was getting pretty warm by now, made my way down to Mam Barrisdale where I refuelled and pondered what to do ,carry my big pack to Ladhar Bheinn over the very undulating and in places scrambling ridge and descend into the wet corrie later on or go lightweight and do a out and back and have a good track down to Barrisdale . I went for the second option even though it added on about 3 miles to the route i reckon it was worth it. I had forgotten how many false summits and ups and downs there were to the summit and of course all had to climbed on the way back also ( mayn’t option 1 might have been better) . The view from the summit was superb with everything clear except from the Cuillin ridge in far distance. Back to pick up my rucksack and down to Barrisdale bay , pick up the rough path along Loch Hourn for 7 miles back to Kinloch Hourn.i had been on the go for almost 11 hours and covered 25 miles by this point and now had the final part of my Knoydart journey to do , a 10 mile cycle back to yesterday’s starting point, my legs were a tad heavy by now and I new there I would have to push the bike up the steepest bits but once I was up to the watershed it was just a undulating road past the loch and finally back to the van at the dam. I must admit that the last 2 days have been the hardest of the trip so far but very rewarding knowing that these wild hills are now behind me.

Well done Penny who just trotted along by my side and for once was pleased to get into the van.

The Knoydart hills!

The Knoydart hills!

Today’s totals:35.04mls :3216m ascent,12hrs 37min

182 Munros to date.

What another great few days some amount of hills done and even a a bit IN THE BLOG “that his legs were sore at the end”.  Great effort Graeme and Penny!

MBA

Give something back

The Mountain Bothies Assocaition.

I have had so much great times in the bothies what a superb idea for maybe a present for that person who loves the wild places?

The MBA – With the permission and support of the owners, these shelters are unlocked and are available for anyone to use. All of our maintenance activities are carried out by volunteers. We welcome new members who want to support our work, either by attending work parties or by contributing financially through subscriptions and donations.

Most of the MBA bothies are in Scotland with others in England and Wales.

http://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/Subscriptions

Our full membership subscription is £20 per year. A reduced rate of £10 applies to junior members (under 16), the unwaged and to all members over 60. The membership year runs from 1st Jan to 31st Dec but, if you join on or after 1st October, your membership is valid for the whole of the following year.

http://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/Subscriptions

Our full membership subscription is £20 per year. A reduced rate of £10 applies to junior members (under 16), the unwaged and to all members over 60. The membership year runs from 1st Jan to 31st Dec but, if you join on or after 1st October, your membership is valid for the whole of the following year.

Life membership is available, contact the membership office for details.

 

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