woensdag 21 november 2012

TGO Challenge 2013 : my route

For my first Challenge, in 2007, I had planned a high level route with lots of Munros. On day 1 I took an almost leathal fall while approaching The Saddle and ended up with a total of just 2 Munros, all bagged on day 1.
For 2013 I've again planned a high level route containing 45 Munros this time. Don't say it, I know I'm mad.  I'm aware of all difficulties that one can encounter during the Challenge : injurie, bad weather (like in 2011 and 2012), snow covering the summits, even meeting old (and new) Challenge friends can change ones plans.
Not to mention the vetter's comments ! I'm sure there'll be plenty of that.
"Rising the 45"
Day 1 : Inverie to River Carnach (camp)
Day 2 : River Carnach to Lochan Dubh-Glen Pean (camp)
Day 3 : Lochan Dubh to Glen Suileag (camp)
Day 4 : Glen Suileag to Glen Nevis (Youth Hostel)
Day 5 Glen Nevis - Mamores - near Sgurr Eilde Mor (camp)
Day 6 : near S.E.M. to near Chno Dearg (camp)
Day 7 : near Chno Dearg to near Coire Pitridh (camp)
Day 8 : near Coire Piridh to Dalwhinnie (bunkhouse)
Day 9 : Dalwhinnie to near Beinn Bhreac (camp)
Day 10 : near Beinn Bhreac to Loch nan Eun (camp)
Day 11 : Loch nan Eun to near Tolmount (camp) 
Day 12 : Tolmount - Lochnagar - Glen Mark (camp)
Day 13 : Glen Mark to Glen Esk (camp)
Day 14 : Glen Esk to St.Cyrus (campsite) 
Are you still there ? Did someone faint ? No worries, mate ! The weather will be superb so I won't be needing all those Foul Weather Alternatives I made in advance.
I'll have one spare day that I'll probably need. Not for resting but for being behind schedule so I've booked my Challenge dinner for the friday. I'll will try to finish on Thursday though.
I'll be the bearded, fit looking, tanned guy at the bar. 

2 opmerkingen:

Alan Sloman zei


What can I say? Let's hope we have good weather, Theo. That's a belter of a route...

Theo zei

I know, Alan. I've set my goal and it's a tough one. I won't be dissappointed if it's going to be less however. Scotland is beautifull from above as well as from below.
Ladhar Bheinn and The Mamores (bagged two of them already) are on the top of my list
Trickiest point will be coming down from Carn Mor to Lochan Dubh in Glen Pean. It's quite unusual to cross the glen from north to south instead of west to east.