Lisa and Libby have started their Big Munro round at 12am on Monday 3rd of July, 2017. Corin and I came up on the weekend to join them, running three Munro days with them!
The week started off on the Isle of Mull, with one Munro and a kayak onto the mainland. Lisa had been nervous about the kayak – choppy waters could mess up their plans on the very first day already!
“The kayak across the Sound of Mull, guided by Nick from clear water paddling was really fun. After a long cycle and picking off the 3 munros north of Glenfinnan we did the 18 Munros of the Tranter’s round (Glen Nevis) over two days, stopping in Meannach bothy where Mike had kindly set up camp for us. This was a rewarding two days out with lots of scrambling, although the views were fleeting as we were mostly inside the cloud.”
We were going to meet them Friday on their way to Ben Nevis – but slow going ground and tired legs made for a late evening for Lisa and Libby so Corin and I ended up doing our lovely ridge run / alternative route up Ben Nevis by ourselves. The first week has been a successful week (24 out of 282 Munro’s ticked off, 8.5%). The lack of rest was catching up with the girls when we met them in Glen Nevis. Over the next couple of days we were having some great days out as the Bog Beauty team reunited! For me, the best thing was doing the Anoach Eagach ridge together, the weather was perfect for it.
The next couple of weeks will be very challenging. The days Lisa and Libby are doing are very long – often 10-13 hours of combined running and cycling! We hope to keep the website updated every week, but Scotland is not famous for it’s reception so bear with us for the latest Munro Round 2017 news!