Two trips in one.
First part 22 Jan - 29 Jan Moffat Hills as preparation an conditioning for 2nd part of trip.
Second part 01 Feb - 08 Feb; Winter Mountaineering and Skills course with MountainVision in Torridon
|Hope to get some use out of these little beauties during this trip|
Plans for second peak Munro bagging trip of year now complete.
The plan is to go up Ben Lomond alone then join up with my good friend John Parkin and increase our joint Munro count together.
So with the 7 already visited this year on the Isle of Skye there should not be any problem achieving the 10 Munros target per year I set last year and with the 12 bagged last year will definitely meet the 20 target over the 2 years.
However at the rate of 10 per year I will be 86 by the time I visit my last Munro so suspect I ought to increase the target to maybe 20 per year that will take age out of the equation a little more.
It will still take over 14 years so if I do complete them by the time I am 71 I can always start my second round.
10 May 2014 - 17 May 2014
First Munro bagging trip for 2014 now booked in December 2013.
And what a bagging trip - Traverse of the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye including Sgùrr Dearg - The Inaccessible Pinnacle.
With the 11 Munros on the ridge along with an extra day on my own to visit Blabheinn, makes a total of 12 Munros weather permitting, and hoping to double my current Munro count.
There are a maximum of 6 places available on this trip and at £425 for 1 weeks self catering accommodation along with 4 days accompanied by a qualified mountain guide on the ridge represents excellent value.
A minimum of 4 people are required for the trip to be viable and 3 are already booked.
If you fancy joining us contact Kendal Mountaineering Services.
For me it is a unique opportunity to attempt something I would not necessarily do on my own, or be able to do safely without the help of an experienced mountain guide.
No peaks planned on this trip.
The main purpose of the trip is to walk The Great Glen Way in the reverse direction setting off from Inverness on Friday 04 October to Fort William Thursday 10 October.
In addition to walking in the reverse direction the schedule is to walk 7 consecutive days at a maximum of 12 miles per day (averaging just under 11 miles per day) rather than the recommended 6 days with a possible rest day and front loaded 18 mile walk on the first day from Inverness to Drumnadrochit followed by 14 miles from Drumnadrochit to Invermoriston. Instead we will get to Invermoriston after 3 days with the final 4 days reverting to the recommended schedule.
The walk will be bracketed by a few days in Inverness before the walk and a few more days afterwards in Killin.
Doing touristy things like visiting Inverness Castle and/or Urquart Castle plus a train ride from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh as well visiting Stirling Castle and maybe walking a leg of the Rob Roy Way along shore of Loch Tay from Killin to Ardtalnaig .
05 September 2013 - 15 September 2013
The very first dedicated Munro bagging trip with my mate John Parkin who has carefully planned a 9 day walking schedule with 7 days walking, 2 rest days and 12 Munros weather permitting.
I will be going by train from Ipswich to Newcastle where I will be met by John in his VW campervan, from where we will head to West Lodge Caravan Park, Comrie for 3 nights, followed by 5 nights at Pine Trees Caravan Park, Tyndrum and finally 2 nights at Maragowan Caravan Club Site, Killin.
As already mentioned no plans for this trip as being planned by John Parkin, but links to actual routes walked are shown below.
14th The Glen Lyon Horseshoe
13th Tarmachen Ridge
12th Meall Ghaordaidh
7th Ben Chonzie
6th Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chroin
16 January 2013 - 29 January 2013
Staying in 3 seperate locations over a two week period. The Cluanie Inn, Kinlochleven, and finally at Laural Bank Lodge
Details of the 13 walks planned for the 6 or 7 walking days can be seen on January 2013 - Cluanie Inn, Kinlochleven & Fort William
Staying at Laurel Bank Lodge Bed & Breakfast on Achintore Road
Details of the 7 walks planned for the 4 or 5 walking days can be seen on November 2012 - Fort William
01 - Firth of Clyde to Strath Tay
01A - Loch Tay to Perth
01B - Strathyre to Strathallan
01C - Loch Lomond to Strathyre
01D - Inveraray to Crianlarich
02 - Loch Rannoch to Loch Tay
02A - Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
02B - Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
03 - Loch Leven to Connel Bridge and Glen Lochy
03A - Loch Leven to Rannoch Station
03B - Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive
03C - Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
04 - Fort William to Loch Ericht
04A - Fort William to Loch Treig and Loch Leven
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