Jeremy’s Munro Bagging, despite being badly disrupted by weather conditions, was spread over four days after being re-located from the Newtonmore area.
On Sunday 27th August it was planned to do Meal a’Bhuiridh and Creise. The former was climbed but weather conditions precluded taking in the latter. The climb from the car park was 2300ft.
On Monday 28th August it was planned to do two munros (part of the five sisters of Kintail) however the weather conditions precluded either being achieved with heavy rain, waterlogged path, boggy ground and a stream with no obvious crossing point. The climb was abandoned after circa 800 ft.
On Tuesday 29th August the weather improved and the plan had been to do Creag a’Mhaim and Druim Shionnach (part of the South Glen Shiel ridge). The weather meant that the initially planned route wasn’t viable and the long route via the south-eastern ridge was used adding some 10k to the hike. The first Munro was achieved after some 3h 20m. The high winds precluded adding the second Munro as it would have been necessary to cross a ridge which was narrow and exposed in places. The climb was 2400ft.
Finally, on Wednesday 30th August Jeremy planned to do Stob Coire Raineach when returning via Glencoe. This was achieved in 2h 15m. The climb was 2300ft.
Overall, not as successful as hoped – but we did bag three despite adverse conditions!
As you know, the bagging was in order to raise funds for St Matthew’s Church, Leyburn which is celebrating its 150th anniversary next year. It’s embarked on a programme to convert its traditional interior into a flexible multi-functional space enabling it to host a wide range of community events and activities serving the needs not only of the market town of Leyburn but also of mid-Wensleydale.
Your donation would be greatly appreciated!