Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Ullapool 2007 - 30 March - Ben More Assynt

This is the final 'Ullapool 2007 posting. If you wish to read from the start, click on 'Next Day' at the foot of each posting, starting here.

Setting off from Inchnadamph

Friday 30 March

Julie left for home on a day when the weather forecast wasn't really matched by the actual weather.

The rest of us, me, Andrew, Dave, Barry, Pam and Paul elected to climb Conival and Ben More Assynt. We enjoyed a good day despite cloud above around 600 metres. No rain, and not too windy.

My Munro book tells me it's the fifth time I've been up here. We met a Bulgarian couple who followed us until they got fed up with our slow pace, but then they mistook Conival for being Ben More Assynt's summit and without realising failed to bag that.

Otherwise just a couple of people seen today. In the claggy conditions Andrew proved that he has mastered using his GPS; I must get more practice.

Paul has learnt some bird sounds and identified greenfinches in the woods. A stonechat chatted nearby. Barry just about kept up - he is amazing at 75.

Start - 9:10; Conival - 12:25; lunch break 20 mins; Ben More Assynt - 13:45 - 14:00; Conival - 14:55; Finish - 17:40.

Our route - 18 km with 1600 metres ascent, taking 8½ hours

Then a fish and chip supper, followed by queasy feelings overnight. 

Saturday 31 March

Dave, Barry, Andrew and I had a good journey back home in bright sunshine all the way - 8:40 to 17:30 ~ 9 hours.

Loch Broom on 31 March

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