Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scotland May 2010 - Day 9

This blog is written from Dalwhinnie, the only place above Stirling where you can drink a good cup of coffee!
But about yesterday here some facts:
  • Walked distance = 32,50 km
  • Time started = 6.50
  • Time finished = 22.30
  • Total time = 15h40m
  • Meters ascent = 6896m
  • Total number of Munros = 10
It started with a good night on beautifull spot. After an eggs and bacon breakfast we started the walk during a cold morning but with a blue sky! The approching walk of 4 km was wonderfull. Along glens where parts of the Braveheart movie are filmed.

The Mamores are well know as a great range of mountains. Normally you can climb all Munros with three different routes in three days. To walk all Munros is an outrageous performance...and that's what we like!
Everything went well but after 5 Munros, Henry has to quit because of feet problems. So bye bye Henry, I will see you at the car later!

The weather was outstanding for a walk like this; sometimes cloudy and then sunny with a fresh wind!
The legs where working hard but has never been tired just up to Stob Ban the 9th Munro. After Stob Ban I had to walk a very long way to the last one and I had to vomite my stomach empty. I think because of a combination of cold wind, fatigue, and melting water! So the legs where empty! But still going strong!
The sun gave me a lot of satisfaction and nice shots!

The descent was very hard because I don't like walking down. But the music of Wolfstone on my iPhone gave me a lot of strenght!
Just before dark I reached the end of the journey and there was Henry waiting for me.

Now we are heading for Crieff. Today we will enjoy the good weather and some Geocaching.

    1 comment:

    1. Wow, je hebt wel een goede conditie hoor, om jaloers op te worden. Jammer dat Henry het niet vol kon houden! Wat een mooie foto's, het is een prachtig gebied!
      We wensen je nog mooie dagen toe R&R