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Phil’s Last Two Munros – September 2010

Am Basteir

Am Basteir

After around ten years of patiently bagging Munros (predominantly in the Winter season), i finally had just Sgurr Nan Gillian and Ben More left, and i didn’t want to do Gillian in winter!

So we went up at August Bank Holiday and gave ourselves a whole week (in case of bad weather) before we’d arranged to meet some friends on Mull to do Ben More.

The weather couldn’t have been better, allowing us to do the following ridge fest;

  • Sgurr Alasdair (992m) NG450207 Sgurr Alasdair (as it was a bit too windy to risk anything harder)
  • Sgurr nan Gillean (964m) NG471252 Sgurr nan Gillean (my penultimate Munro)
  • Am Basteir (934m) NG465253 Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe (958m) NG460251 Bruach na Frithe
  • Carn Mor Dearg Arete (1220m) NN177721 Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis (1344m) NN166712 Ben Nevis
  • The Ring of Steall: Sgurr a’Mhaim (1099m) NN164667 Sgurr a'Mhaim, Am Bodach (1032m) NN176650 Am Bodach, Stob Coire a’Chairn (981m) NN185660 Stob Coire a'Chairn and An Gearanach (982m) NN187669 An Gearanach
  • A day off looking around Cruachan Power Station cos we we had caught Cath’s Cold, and didn’t have enough time to do the Aonach Eagach before the ferry to Mull left.
Ring of Steall: Devil's Ridge

Ring of Steall: Devil’s Ridge

Then finally…

  • Ben More (966m) NM525330 Ben More (my last Munro – in 50mph gale force winds)

So now i’m looking forward to revisiting some of the better Munros as i join Heather, Helen, Roger & Harvey in finishing theirs off. Hopefully also getting up a few more Grade 1 winter gullies, and maybe… just maybe doing the odd Corbet too. i’m sure just the odd one, once in a while, won’t lead to any serious addiction problems – will it?

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