Two-day trip: need help.

Two-day trip: need help.

Keith

Hi there,

Have climbed three munros now and ready to take a venture into the deep, dark highlands! We have two days off work, so fancy going a bit further away than usual. So far we have climbed Ben Chonzie, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin.

We were thinking about leaving Edinburgh at 5 in the morning on the first day, so that we can get as far away as possible and still have time to climb. I reckon the furthest we can get with a full days climb still available is the northern reaches of the Cairngorm range. We will climb all day, camp/stay in a hotel and then climb the whole day the next day, aiming to leave at about 7pm at the latest.

With this in mind, do you think it is possible to do something like this route: http://www.munromap.co.uk/routes/show/27 or should we set our sights a bit lower? It would be nice to climb as many munros as possible in the two days that we have. Although we have only climbed three munros, we are both fit and healthy, and not scared of a challenge: we just like to know what's ahead of us, so we don't get a shock!

Keith

Would also consider driving to Glencoe and doing something like this:

http://www.munromap.co.uk/routes/show/97

Keith

Would also consider driving to Glencoe and doing something like this:

http://www.munromap.co.uk/routes/show/97

Jonathan

I'd always to stick to a basic theory - if the weather is wet - go east, if it's good weather, go west.

If going west, the South Glen Sheil ridge is a great way of clocking up a good number of munros. They are close together, and relativly easy once you've climbed up from the road.

[url]http://www.munromap.co.uk/munros/info/Sgurr_an_Doire_Leathain[/url]

If the weather is not great, head up Glen Shee and do a few of the easy peaks around the Ski area - not the most impressive but easy enough.

Another option if you don't want to drive as far north is the Lawers range

[url]http://www.munromap.co.uk/routes/show/20[/url]

peter

Hi Keef,
I have only recently joined the forum and guess that you have quite a few Munros under your belt by now. However for a two day trip I'd suggest staying at the Spittal of Glen Shee, hotel or camp. You can then drive to the top of the pass and on day one head east for as many Munros as you can cram into a day walk and then day two head west from the car park to grab a few more.

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