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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 Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m) pronounced “Ben Vane” in the Cairngorms, and also Ben Wyvis-Glas Leathad Mor Ben Wyvis Glas Leathad Mor (1046m) after stopping over in Inverness.

View from Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m)

View from Beinn Mheadhoin (1182m)

Fannichs

Fannichs

The fantastically dry weather also allowed for an easy ascent of Am Faochagach Am Faochagach(953m).

And we followed this with a long day bagging 7 Fannichs; A'Chailleach A’Chailleach (997m), Sgurr Breac Sgurr Breac (999m), Sgurr nan Each Sgurr nan Each (923m), Sgurr nan Clach Geala Sgurr nan Clach Geala (1093m), Meall a'Chrasgaidh Meall a’Chrasgaidh (934m), Sgurr Mor Sgurr Mor (1108m) and Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich 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 TeallachAn Teallach-Sgurr Fiona Sgurr Fiona (1060m) & An Teallach-Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill Bidein a’Ghlas Thuill (1062m) and its gnarly ridge of sandstone towers.

An Teallach

An Teallach; Sgurr Fiona (1060m) from Bidein a’Ghlas Thuill (1062m)

Then we headed north to bag Conival Conival (987m) and Ben More Assynt Ben More Assynt (998m). Followed by  a stop over in Durness (and a look into Smoo Cave) before bagging the most northerly Munro Ben Hope Ben Hope (927m).

Ben Hope

Ben Hope

On the long drive back south we broke our journey up to bag Sgurr na Banachdich Sgurr na Banachdich (965m) on Skye and Beinn Sgritheall Beinn Sgritheall (974m)

Beinn Sgritheall (974m)

Beinn Sgritheall (974m)

All in all a fantastic 17 Munro count and a brilliant week away.


Author: Phil Newby

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Author: Phil Newby