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The half-way point: Beauties and the Bog

By Alpkit
12, Aug, 2017

Catching up with Libby and Lisa as they reach the half way point.

As we type, Lisa Trollope and Libby Kerr are attempting a continuous self-propelled round of the 282 Munros. We’ve been keeping an eye on their progress as they make their way round, here’s how they’re doing 5 weeks in…

Another big week!

This week we have been ticking off the Munros in the Cairngorms and have had plenty of visitors which has helped to keep our spirits high as we approach the halfway point.

After resting most of the day, we had a relaxed walk into the base of Carn Bhac on Sunday evening and wildcamped to trim some distance off Mondays walk. The cloud of midges outside our tent Monday morning helped us get swiftly up and out and we bagged our first Munro before 8.30am!

An approaching shower, view from the Cairnwell

We motored around the route of 8 Munros with great views between the showers. We fortuitously made it down to Glen Shee ski centre 2 minutes before they stopped serving and got free creme brulé! We also met Duncan - Libby’s dad and our support for August. Welcome to the team Duncan!

On Tuesday and Wednesday we bagged the 13 Munros between Glen Shee and Glenmuick with an overnight stop at Glen Doll. The high valleys and abundance of paths made these days a real treat and we were happy to be joined by our next batch of visitors on Wednesay night. Amy (Lisa’s friend) has come up from London to join us, and Matt and Sarah (friends from Sheffield uni) met up with us after climbing in the area. On Thursday, we made a fun team ascent of Mount Keen – the most easterly Munro. It was great to see everyone.

Friday to Sunday we did a great but challenging three-day trip to bag 16 of the 18 Munros in the Northern Cairngorms. In true Scottish fashion, we had a great mix of beautiful sunny skies, bitter wind, fog, and heavy showers. We stayed at the Hutchinson memorial bothy and Corrour bothy (which luxuriously has a toilet!) and had great company at both. On Saturday evening and Sunday, we were joined by Matt Dickinson, a fellow adventurer and contributor to the Next Challenge grant. It was great to talk all things adventure as we climbed Munros together. Thanks for the cake, custard and whisky Matt! To top off a hard week, we cycled the long slog up to Cairngorm ski centre in preparation to climb the final 2 Munros in the Cairngorms and reach the halfway point on Monday – Lisa’s birthday.

You can follow Libby and Lisa’s progress on their blog, Big Shakeout 2017 will be able to hear more about their adventure in the Daring Deeds yurt!

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