Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Some vital statistics

A little more poring over maps today building up an overall picture of the walk. Some of those vital statistics are as follows:

Length: Approx. 282 miles/454km. Perhaps a few miles longer on the ground - I used Mapometer to work it out.  I reckon it will take me around 3 to 4 weeks. Overall I think this is about the right size of challenge - not on the scale of a Brown or Hewitt, but a bit more than say the average TGO Challenge route with a few more hills on the way.

Munros en route: 31.

Corbetts en route: 14

A lot of heathery peathagged lumps up to Dalwhinnie, then some characterful classics thereafter. Here they are in the order they'd be climbed on an anti-clockwise walk (Corbetts in italics; an asterisk means they're a short detour from the watershed, usually c.1km, and can be easily included in the route):

Beinn Chaorach, June 2012
Mayar*
Tom Buidhe
Cairn of Claise
Glas Maol
The Cairnwell
Carn a'Gheoidh
Beinn Iutharn Mhor
Carn Bhac*
An Sgarsoch
Carn Ealar
Beinn Bhreac*
Leathad an Taobhain
A'Chaoirnich*
An Dun
Carn na Caim
Carn Dearg, March 2012
A'Bhuidheanach Bheag
A'Mharconaich*
Geal-charn
The Fara
Beinn Bheoil
Ben Alder
Sgor Gaibhre
Carn Dearg
Meall a'Bhuiridh
Creise
Stob Ghabhar
Stob a'Choire Odhair
Meall Buidhe
Beinn a'Chreachain
Ben More, Stob Binnein and Cruach Ardrain from Beinn Chaluim, June 2012
Beinn Achaladair
Beinn Mhanach*
Beinn nam Fuaran
Beinn a'Chaisteal
Cam Chreag
Beinn Chaorach
Beinn Odhar
Beinn Chuirn
Ben Lui
Ben Oss
Beinn Dubhchraig
Cruach Ardrain
Stob Binnein
Meall an t-Seallaidh
Beinn Each
Stuc a'  Chroin

Highest point: Stob Binnein (1165m)

Calories expended: 20,624 according to Mapometer. That's apparently around 73 Mars bars.

Stuc a'Chroin and Ben Vorlich from Meall na Fearna, May 2012


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