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Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

52: Carn Dearg (Monadhliath)

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Carn Dearg (Monadhliath): is the highest of the Monadhliath, situated on a fairly slender ridge leading south from the main plateau and quite uncharacteristic of the range. It is usually combined with its neighbours further east.

Total Climb today: 945m
Total Climbed so far: 52124m

Total raised so far: £11052.00 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

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Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

50: A'Chailleach (Monadhliath) 930M
51: Carn Sgulain 920M

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

A'Chailleach : is a familiar sight from the area around Newtonmore. Topped by a big cairn, it is the most ascended and perhaps the finest of the Monadhliath.

Carn Sgulain:  is one of the least interesting Munros, a featureless pudding in the Monadhliath and much inferior to neighbouring A' Chailleach. The intervening ground is riven by a steep little grassy gully so even the short walk across to Carn Sgulain is a little irritating!
Total Climb today: 1850m
Total Climbed so far: 51199m

Total raised so far: £10987.00 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Social Media Pages : Facebook page, Twitter @nicksmunros, Instagram: nicks.munro.challenge

Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

49: Geal Charn (Alder)

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Geal Charn (Alder) : This is the highest of several Munros by the name of Geal Charn. A very remote peak, it is in the centre of a great ridge between Ben Alder and the Loch Laggan area; its finest feature is the Lancet Edge, a dramatic ridge pluging down to Culra.

Total Climb today: 1132m
Total Climbed so far: 49329m

Total raised so far: £10857.00 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Social Media Pages : Facebook page, Twitter @nicksmunros, Instagram: nicks.munro.challenge

Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

48: Bynack More

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Bynack More: is the cornerstone of the High Cairngorms to the northeast, its pyramidal summit appearing to be the greatest mountain in the range when seen from much of Moray. From the summit the views are correspondingly extensive. Interest is added by the great tors of the Barns of Bynack down the east side of the ridge.

Total Climb today: 1090m
Total Climbed so far: 48197m

Total raised so far: £10733.00 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Social Media Pages : Facebook page, Twitter @nicksmunros, Instagram: nicks.munro.challenge

Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

47: Meall Chuaich 951m

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Meall Chuaich : This undistinguished hill hidden up a glen near Dalwhinnie offers one of the shorter and more straightforward ascents amongst the Munros. The usual approach follows some hydro-electric scheme works before an ascent up a broad dome. The position gives it great views over Badenoch, however.

Total Climb today: 951m
Total Climbed so far: 47107m

Total raised so far: £10682.00 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Facebook page

Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

43: Ben Nevis

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Ben Nevis: The highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis certainly attracts the crowds, with hordes of trippers toiling up the long and punishing stony ascent to the summit in the summer months. The North Face, on the other hand, presents a very different prospect, its towering precipices and narrow gullies making up one of the most celebrated rock and ice climbing arenas in the country.

Total Climb today: 1345m
Total Climbed so far: 46156m

The walk up Ben Nevis today was a real highlight of my challenge thus far. Firstly because I met my initial fundraising target of £10 000. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. And secondly it was a pleasure to join Fergus Crawley, Jonathan Pain and their team who are undertaking the Vertical Challenge. 32 ascents of Ben Nevis ( a vertical mile) in order to raise funds for Movember (Testicular cancer and mental health charities). You can find out more information here: Project Vertical

Total raised so far: £10285.00 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Facebook page

Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

44: Beinn a Chaorainn 1050m
45: Beinn Tealloch 915m

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Beinn a Chaorainn: is a straightforward north-south ridge of three summits, rising above the forestry to the north of Loch Laggan. Its eastern flanks are carved into steep corries but the slopes to the west are more featureless.

Beinn Tealloch:  was once the highest of the Corbetts before being promoted be one of the smallest Munros. It has steep ground on its eastern side but lacks any real distinction.


Total Climb today: 1965m
Total Climbed so far: 44811m

Many thanks to all who have made donations.
As a result of meeting these people on the hills and my family successfully putting me on Instagram the total raised so far is going up nicely. Donations have taken a big leap since featuring in The Sunday Post & LadBible.

My grandchildren have coined the phrase #bemorenick which is bringing some amusement.

Total raised so far: £9859 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Facebook page

Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

43: Mount Keen 939m

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Mount Keen: is the most easterly of the Munros, a cone-shaped summit rearing above the great sea of the Mounth plateau. It can be climbed quickly from Glen Esk, or more scenically via Glen Tanar.

Total Climb today: 939m
Total Climbed so far: 42846m

We have met lots of generous walkers on the hills recently who have helped boost the total. Heartfelt thanks to all who have made donations

Total raised so far: £9250.00 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Facebook page

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Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

41: Mayar 928m
42: Driesh 947m
Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Mayar: Mayar is a bump-like summit on the southern part of the Angus / Mounth plateau. It is usually ascended with its near neighbour, Driesh.

Driesh:  To residents of Dundee, Driesh is one of the best-known and most climbed Munros. It rises steeply above Glen Doll in the upper part of Glen Clova but the summit area is much more rounded and less dramatic.


Total Climb today: 1875m
Total Climbed so far: 41907m

Many thanks to all who have made donations.
As a result of meeting these people on the hills and my family successfully putting me on Instagram the total raised so far is going up nicely. Donations have taken a big leap since featuring in The Sunday Post & LadBible.

My grandchildren have coined the phrase #bemorenick which is bringing some amusement.

Total raised so far: £8895 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Facebook page

Nicks Munro Challenge: 282 Munros in 1200 days at age 80

38: Carn Ghluasaid 957m
39: Sgurr nan Conbhairean 1109m
40: Sail Chaorainn 1002m

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Carn Ghluasaid 957m:   is reached by a fine stalkers path from the north side of Loch Cluanie. The other side of the mountain collapses in broken crags down to Coire Sgreumh. The mountain is really quite a minor subsidiary summit of Sgurr nan Conbhairean - with less than 60m of ascent if coming up from the direction of its parent peak.

Sgurr nan Conbhairean 1109m: is a shy, dome shaped mountain above Loch Cluanie but set back too far to be seen from the road. It is the highest of a group of three Munros that make an enjoyable round.

Sail Chaorainn 1002m: is a rather forgotten peak amongst the Kintail Munros, being situated out of sight behind Sgurr nan Conbhairean. It's position on the ridge extending north from that peak makes it fairly remote.

Thanks to Fiona Nairn, Ross and Lewis.

Ross runs Scoutandabout - please check out his Facebook and Instragram pages @scoutandabout

We parked at Lundie about 4m east of Cluanie Inn and followed the stalkers path to the first summit.Then NW and N over the next 2 summits. The descent was via the S ridge of the second summit


Total Climb today: 3068m
Total Climbed so far: 40032m

Many thanks to all who have made donations.
As a result of meeting these people on the hills and my family successfully putting me on Instagram the total raised so far is going up nicely. Donations have taken a big leap since featuring in The Sunday Post & LadBible.

My grandchildren have coined the phrase #bemorenick which is bringing some amusement.

Total raised so far: £8570 (not including Gift Aid)

You can donate here: Nicks Munro Challenge

If your interested in Munros Walkhighlands have a comprehensive list here: Walkhighlands: The Munros

Read the rest of my Journey here: Nicks Munro Challenge Blog or check out my new Facebook page

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