Archive for July, 2009
It was planned as a seven day trek through the Scottish Cairngorms to bag all 18 of their Munros. This was going to be my second attempt, but where my last attampt had been in a team of three and in full winter conditions, this time I was doing it solo in July.
The plan was to arrive in Aviemore on Thursday 9th July and begin my ascent from the Base Station of the Cairngorm ski resort. I’d then trek for seven days in which time I’d summit all 18 Munros and walk out on the following Thursday. However as I wasn’t being picked up until the Friday I’d have an additional day on the end just incase I needed it. I’d figure that I’d rather take an extra day and get all 18 than walk away having only got 15 or 16. Therefore that was me set, my route was planned, my bags were packed and my contingency plan was in place.
What I’m going to try and do next is write a collection of posts that walk you through my trip to the Cairngorms, my thoughts at the time, what happened, how it affected me and my state of mind, etc. You’ll be able to find it under the seperate category of ‘The Cairngorms’.