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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

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

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

36: Stob Coire Sgriodain 979m
37: Chno Dearg 1046m

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Stob Coire Sgriodain:  is a steep sided ridge high above the glacial trench of Loch Treig. It is usually climbed in combination with neighbouring Chno Dearg.

Chno Dearg :  is one of the less distinguished mountains on the south side of Glen Spean, its rounded dome lacking any distinctive features.


Total Climb today: 2025m
Total Climbed so far: 36964m

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: £8058 (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

34: Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin 1106m
35: Stob Coire Easain 1115m

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin: A twin to neighbouring Stob Coire Easain, Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin is part of a huge north-south ridge. It looks a fine pyramid when seen from around Moy its central position and height makes it a good viewpoint.

Stob Coire Easain: A twin to neighbouring Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin, Stob Coire Easain shows a steep face to the northeast. This lengthy ridge lies between the deep trench of Loch Treig - traversed by the West Highland railway line - and the Lairig Leacach pass.

Today was the 1st time I have walked with people I found through Instagram and I would like to say what a wonderful group of people. Today was one of the best days ever on the hills. Special thanks to 8yr old Juno who demonstrated both young and old an enjoy the hills equally.
Thanks also to Sandy, Hollie, Robert, Cara, Joe, Fraser, Jay and lastly, Chinook for making my day so enjoyable.

Total Climb today: 2223m
Total Climbed so far: 34939m

Heartfelt 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: £7633 (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

Many thanks to Hollie from Hollsandvalleys.co.uk for todays photos & videos.

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

32: A'Chralaig 1120m
33: Mullach Fraoch-choire 1103m

Walkhighlands has good information here about these hills:

A'Chralaig is a massive mountain and, despite being lesser known than many of its neighbours, is actually the highest summit in Kintail. The ascent from the Cluanie Inn is an unrelenting slog but it leads up to a very fine ridge and superb views.

Mullach Fraoch-Choire may be hidden from Cluanie but it is one of the finest mountains of the region. Approached from A'Chralaig, the final ridge is riven into a series of exposed pinnacles , and the summit views over Glen Affric are superb.

For the traverse between the 2 Munros Walkhighlands has a good description: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/kintail/Achralaig.shtml

Many thanks to Duncan for walking with me for the day.
Duncan & l met at the Cluanie lnn and followed the standard route over these 2 mountains,descending to the An Caorann Mor path for the return.

I handed out numerous cards to prospective donors about my challenge.

"You are giving me hope that I will still be able to climb the hills when I’m 80", one chap said.


Total Climb today: 2223m
Total Climbed so far: 32718m

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.
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.

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

Total raised so far: £4843.40 (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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