13:00 – Carn a Chlamain (M192), 3159ft, 963m
There is no better way of preparing for an oncology appointment than climbing a mountain. Continue reading “Munro since diagnosis #138”
13:00 – An Socach (M227), 3097ft, 944m
I have now climbed both Carn Liaths, both Beinn a Chaorainns, both Meall Garbhs, two of the three Ben Mores, two of the three Carn Deargs, three of the four Geal Charns, all three Carn nan Gabhar/Gobhars and from today all three three An Socachs.
13:30 – Mount Keen (M235), 3081ft, 939m
Regular readers will notice a change in tone and style.
Increasingly I am coming simply not to believe I have cancer.
11:45 – Ben Challum (M106), 3363ft, 1025m
New snow and morning frost mean otherwise boggy approaches become frozen over and less challenging while the views from the summits more spectacular. What better conditions than these to climb Ben Challum with its reputation for very boggy approaches and spectacular views. Continue reading “Munro with cancer #133”
Braeriach (M003), 4252ft, 1296m
13:15 – Spidean Mialach (M146), 3268ft, 996m
14:45 – Gleouraich (M097), 3396ft, 1037m
The meanings of the names of these mountains refer respectively to wild animals and the noises they make. Continue reading “Munro with cancer #128 and #129”
10:00 – Carn Dearg (M098), 3392ft, 1034m
11:40 – Geal-Charn (M026), 3714ft, 1132m
12:15 – Aonach Beag (M037), 3661ft, 1116m
13:15 – Beinn Eibhinn (M048), 3615ft, 1102m
There is vigorous discussion among mountain people about which peaks are the most remote. There are many fine candidates, and I have visited a good few of them. Always in combination with an expedition of one or several nights out. Continue reading “Munro with cancer #124 to #127 – the high Laggans”
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