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Two Munros for the price of three!

Written by Fiona

May 25 2016

It happens like that sometimes. You tick off two Munro summits but because it is an out-and-back route you end up walking back over Munro one to return to the start. Last weekend, the G-Force and I headed to Fort William and then on to Fersit for a van-camp overnight.

We walked Stob a’Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain. See WalkHighlands for a suggested route. After posting my adventure on Facebook a friend mentioned there is a lower level route back to the start from the second Munro. This would cut out the “third” Munro summit of the day.

However, we were lucky with the weather and didn’t mind the “two Munros for the price of three” outing.

Here is my Munro bagging adventure in photos.

Wild campervan night near Fersit

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The drive through stunning Glencoe.

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Minor road to Fersit at sunset.

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First a G&T…

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…Then a whisky.

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Whisky lit by solar charged lantern.

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Up early and to first Munro summit

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The G-Force said to be ready to leave at 8am. I was ready but he wasn’t! He told me he was enjoying his coffee in the morning sunshine too much to get his act together!

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Fearful of the forecast heavy showers and storms we moved as quickly as we could uphill.

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The first craggy ascent.

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Looking toward the top of Stob a’Choire Mheadhoin.

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Lucky with the weather: The clouds were around us but rarely on us all day.

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On summit one.

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The walk to Munro two – and back again

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Looking over the edge into thick cloud.

Munro Stob Coire Easain.

Munro Stob Coire Easain.

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We climbed this steep craggy slope on the walk out – and needed to descend it on the way back.

 

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A small detour to checkout just how tall this trig is. It is the tallest I have ever seen in the UK.

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How for a family BBQ

A great end to a fab weekend.

A great end to a fab weekend.

I have walked 204 Munros in my first round. There are 282 Munros in total in Scotland.

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