Scotland Easter + May Bank Holiday 2011
We took the advantage of the long Easter to May Bank Holiday period to whittle Heather’s remaining Munros down to just 2 left. We had booked a cottage in Ullapool but on the drive up we bagged Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m) pronounced “Ben Vane” in the Cairngorms, and also Ben Wyvis Glas Leathad Mor (1046m) after stopping over in Inverness.
And we followed this with a long day bagging 7 Fannichs; A’Chailleach (997m), Sgurr Breac (999m), Sgurr nan Each (923m), Sgurr nan Clach Geala (1093m), Meall a’Chrasgaidh (934m), Sgurr Mor (1108m) and Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich (954m).
We took a day off to look at Stac Pollaidh and Suilven and some of the smaller but impressive Sutherland hills, before taking on the mighty An Teallach; Sgurr Fiona (1060m) & Bidein a’Ghlas Thuill (1062m) and its gnarly ridge of sandstone towers.
All in all a fantastic 17 Munro count and a brilliant week away.
Author: Phil Newby