Munros for Year 2004

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10 April 2004

Long day from Glasgow. Weather forecast was sunshine, but was misty on tops all day.. then cleared half an hour after we came down. Mark had to be given a severe talking to, and told to snap out of it, when he was whinging on the final climb up Sgurr na Ciche and doubting the whole Munro bagging thing. He sorted himself out later, and is back to normal.

Munros: Garbh Chioch Mhor (1013m), Sgurr nan Coireachan (953m), Sgurr na Ciche (1040m) (SMC Region 10 - Loch Eil to Glen Shiel)

With: Mark Jaffray

At top of Sgurr nan Coireachan. Where is the sunshine?

At top of Sgurr nan Coireachan.  Where is the sunshine?

Me on top of Sgurr nan Coireachan. Loch Nevis in the background

Me on top of Sgurr nan Coireachan.  Loch Nevis in the background

Again.. Loch Nevis in background

Again.. Loch Nevis in background

Loch Nevis, from the ridge

Loch Nevis, from the ridge

Me on top of Garbh Chioch Mhor. The mist has came down, the ridge is tortuous.. and very slow going with a bit of snow

Me on top of Garbh Chioch Mhor.  The mist has came down, the ridge is tortuous.. and very slow going with a bit of snow

Mark on Garbh Chioch Mor. He is having motivational issues... not enjoying it at all

Mark on Garbh Chioch Mor.   He is having motivational issues... not enjoying it at all

Me on top of Sgurr na Ciche. Final 500 pull up to the summit quite tricky on the snow covered boulders

Me on top of Sgurr na Ciche.  Final 500 pull up to the summit quite tricky on the snow covered boulders

Mark on Sgurr na Ciche - sitting glumly eating his horrible sandwiches

Mark on Sgurr na Ciche - sitting glumly eating his horrible sandwiches

Mark finally breaks into tears. A long walk out ahead of us.. through the lifting mist.. where we could see for miles. Oh well..

Mark finally breaks into tears.  A long walk out ahead of us.. through the lifting mist.. where we could see for miles.  Oh well..

25 April 2004

Good day out in Knoydart. Mary didnt get to the top - nervous about the ridge, so rested for hour. She liked the happy path though, but feared the crags on the West would jump out and get her.

Munros: Gulvain (987m) (SMC Region 10 - Loch Eil to Glen Shiel)

With: Mary Murchison

Mary, minus any rucksack, food, water managing to keep up with me... with rucksack, food * 2, water * 2, etc.

Mary, minus any rucksack, food, water managing to keep up with me... with rucksack, food * 2, water * 2, etc.

Me on top of Gulvain.. where I met up with the guys who cycled in the same route as us. The took the photo as Mary was doing a crossword.

Me on top of Gulvain.. where I met up with the guys who cycled in the same route as us. The took the photo as Mary was doing a crossword.

The guys from Carlisle who took my photo. Must have been hungover... by the look of them.

The guys from Carlisle who took my photo.  Must have been hungover... by the look of them.

18 July 2004

Big day out with Virpi, over on her holidays. 7 hours walking, 3 hours cycling... a bit tired at the end

Munros: Geal-Charn (1132m), Aonach Beag (1114m), Beinn Eibhinn (1100m), Carn Dearg (1034m) (SMC Region 4 - Loch Linnhe to Loch Ericht)

With: Virpi Lintunen

Looking over to Ben Alder

Looking over to Ben Alder

Virpi on top of Carn Dearg. First summit of 4 that day. 1 1/2 hour cycle in... then 1 1/2 hour climb to the ridge is a killer

Virpi on top of Carn Dearg. First summit of 4 that day.  1 1/2 hour cycle in... then 1 1/2 hour climb to the ridge is a killer

It's raining!! Looking across to Bel Alder from Carn Dearg.

It's raining!! Looking across to Bel Alder from Carn Dearg.

It's sunny! Virpi on top of Aonach Beag. No photos on Geal-Charn... not much to see

It's sunny!  Virpi on top of Aonach Beag.  No photos on Geal-Charn... not much to see

From top of Aonach Beag, looking SW ish

From top of Aonach Beag, looking SW  ish

From top of Aonach Beag

From top of Aonach Beag

Top of Eibhinn, looking along the ridge just near the top

Top of Eibhinn, looking along the ridge just near the top

Virpi on top of Beinn Eibhinn. Long walk back ahead through the Bealach Dubh :-(

Virpi on top of Beinn Eibhinn.  Long walk back ahead through the Bealach Dubh :-(

Yes, she is tired!

Yes, she is tired!

From top of Beinn Eibhinn, looking along the main ridge

From top of Beinn Eibhinn, looking along the main ridge

Barely visible rainbow in distance, on the walk back to Culra bothy... then cycle out, then drive to Glasgow

Barely visible rainbow in distance, on the walk back to Culra bothy... then cycle out, then drive to Glasgow

26 July 2004

Trip with Mary & Robbie & Callum * 2 during Mary's 2 month holidays. Stayed in Torridon SYHA.. had a few beers

Munros: Slioch (980m) (SMC Region 14 - Loch Maree to Loch Broom)

With: Callum Stewart, Callum Stewart , Mary Murchison, Robbie Murchison

Half way along the walk in from Incheril along Kinlochewe river to Loch Maree.

Half way along the walk in from Incheril along Kinlochewe river to Loch Maree.

Start of the uphill bit. Mary and Robbie just catching up... was very hot with midges and clegs

Start of the uphill bit.  Mary and Robbie just catching up... was very hot with midges and clegs

Mary catching up. Loch Maree in the background

Mary catching up.  Loch Maree in the background

Looking back towards Loch Maree; Beinn Eighe is the big mountain the background

Looking back towards Loch Maree; Beinn Eighe is the big mountain the background

View from top of Slioch looking West along Loch Maree.

View from top of Slioch looking West along Loch Maree.

Callum senior just making the final few feet to the summit of Slioch. He went on to do the other tops but we all headed down

Callum senior just making the final few feet to the summit of Slioch. He went on to do the other tops but we all headed down

View East from Slioch along the Sgurr an Tuill Bhain ridge

View East from Slioch along the Sgurr an Tuill Bhain ridge

View North from Slioch into Letterewe wilderness

View North from Slioch into Letterewe wilderness

Me, Callum and Robbie at the top of Slioch.

Me, Callum and Robbie at the top of Slioch.

The 2 Callums and Robbie at top of Slioch, looking NW along Loch Maree

The 2 Callums and Robbie at top of Slioch, looking NW along Loch Maree

Callum and Robbie near the edge! Not really... looking NW along Loch Maree

Callum and Robbie near the edge!  Not really... looking NW along Loch Maree

28 July 2004

Big trip on Mary's holidays. Surprised she managed all four of these mountains! Some unncessary expletives at the top of the first one to her embarrasment :-)

Munros: Sgurr Mor (1110m), Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich (954m), Meall Gorm (949m), An Coileachan (923m) (SMC Region 14 - Loch Maree to Loch Broom)

With: Mary Murchison

On top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, looking NW to the lochan beneath our 2nd target for the day.

On top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich, looking NW to the lochan beneath our 2nd target for the day.

Mary struggling and cursing her way to the top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich.. was surprised there were others there to hear her curses... alliteration all the way

Mary struggling and cursing her way to the top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich..  was surprised there were others there to hear her curses... alliteration all the way

Mary, having calmed down on top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich. Couldnt stay long.... more Munros to do..

Mary, having calmed down on top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich.  Couldnt stay long.... more Munros to do..

Me on top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich.

Me on top of Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich.

Mary approaching summit of Sgurr Mor, the highest mountain of the day. Easy, but long ridges ahead of us, so Mary wasnt too scared by then

Mary approaching summit of Sgurr Mor, the highest mountain of the day.  Easy, but long ridges ahead of us, so Mary wasnt too scared by then

Same, but slightly higher up...

Same, but slightly higher up...

Me on top of Sgurr Mor... looking cool

Me on top of Sgurr Mor... looking cool

Mary on top of Sgurr Mor.. looking a bit tired

Mary on top of Sgurr Mor.. looking a bit tired

Me on top fo Meall Gorm Only one left to go, then long walk out

Me on top fo Meall Gorm  Only one left to go, then long walk out

Me on top of An Colieachan. 3 hours to get back to the car.. about 8 1/4 hours in total, which isnt too bad

Me on top of An Colieachan.  3 hours to get back to the car.. about 8 1/4 hours in total, which isnt too bad

Mary.. proud of her achievement! Biggest walk in her life she says..

Mary.. proud of her achievement!  Biggest walk in her life she says..

10 October 2004

Cycle up Glen Tilt, then Carn a' Chlamain. Weather was supposed to be good but a bit overcast... so views not too good. Mary had a good hat.

Munros: Carn a' Chlamain (963m) (SMC Region 6 - Glen Garry to Braemar)

With: Mary Murchison

Mary just finished the jig jags above Forest Lodge in Glen Tilt, on way to summit plateau of Carn a' Chlamain

Mary just finished the jig jags above Forest Lodge in Glen Tilt, on way to summit plateau of Carn a' Chlamain

One small step for man... Beinn a Ghlo in the background. Mary reaching the summit plateau.

One small step for man...  Beinn a Ghlo in the background.  Mary reaching the summit plateau.

Mary on top of Carn a Chlamain.

Mary on top of Carn a Chlamain.

Where did she get that hat? Surprise photo...

Where did she get that hat?  Surprise photo...

Me on top of Carn a' Chlamain.

Me on top of Carn a' Chlamain.

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