I'm Now a Munro Bagger! My First Two Munros
Oh. Hello. In Scotland, today. Here. With Nick a youtuber. Plumb off. And. Today, I'm going to bank my first one role and do my first while camp on top of it, so, that's going to be good for, so. We've just stopped. To have a look at this block behind me. Brock's. Called done, Donegal. It. Was dry stone walling it's. Really impressive so. That's the hill were headed up then. Hope for the most normally, one row in, Britain. What. Better mountains, to back for my first one row and. Have a first world cup water and. The most more relief welding, in Britain a northern. Wave. Welcome. To Scotland. So. That's the way up. On. The top are there. Nice, cascade the. Midges of God. Takes. A hell of a difference from the full puck. Completely. Different to well, being walking up to now a lot. More hard work. This. Is physically, exhausting. It's. As hard as the Newlands watershed. Walk I did not. Actually, find. That far to be honest to. Go wit they call just. Doing it in full packet and. It's quite warm and humid as well. Making. A really tough. Then. I'll give you an idea how far was cool, not. Far at all. Good. Morning, and. The. Wind has died in the night and, we've got mid jeez ha ha. I'll. Do the Bill of vidhura didn't do any last night. All. Right so. Let. Me tell you what happened yesterday. As. Well be walking up with our big facts and, the. Weather came in really, hard, and. Was very windy and. Were, battered, with the red. We. Were really struggling. Especially me and Mick with our big, heavy packs. Of. Our babe was actually quite light compared. To everybody else's. But. It was still quite heavy for what. Ours used to. So. I had a base weight of about eight point five kilos, and then, about. Four. Cables and liquid, I'll. Say liquid not water. So. You'll know what I mean and, then. On. Top of that we had food. Brought. Too much food they. Need anywhere, near as much as I thought I would, and. So. Any case I was carrying out up so, I. Wants. To be in about. 13. Comma, 14 kilos. And. Then we, got to second. Fall, summit or the false summit before the, end so. Like the, fall summit then as I never, bit before, the you. Back the the mountain. So. Me and Mick decided, to ditch our packs and. Make. A bid, for the summit. And. Was absolutely wild and, I. Made, quite a few mistakes and. Basically. I was quite foolish and got myself in trouble. Well sure done was such a took, a base layer out of my oh, my. Pack I took. My wind. Jacket at least my pack and headed, up but, instead I headed up with just my poncho. Nifa, long-sleeve. T-shirt and, then when the weather came, in on the top, came. In really hard and, I. Was in. Trouble basically. So. I made, a quick. Head. Down to get my pack. Initially. We took the wrong way and, we. Ought to use mix. Sat-nav. Faith to. Get down to the back, to our packs I mean, as soon as I got to the packs obviously, I was fine, because then I had some extra layers to put on hot, gloves etc. But. It. Was a lesson learned when, you leave your pack make sure you take some. Bits with you don't, just leave your pack. And. We. Dropped, down a couple, of levels and. Was. A little bit of a plateau, we. Had initially, plant the camp, but. I, was. Still really, in trouble like house shivering. Cold. Mick. Was starting to shiver for cold. So. Me. Mick and Mick, son decided, to head. Down to the bottom of the mountain and we. Camped. Where. More. Or less on the edge of the carpark. Paul. Who's the other lout who were with and his daughter they camped up on the top because. They didn't want the meat cheese and we've. Had a winter all night but, the winds just died in the last half hour or so and the, midges of Korean force. So. Mixture. Sedna not as bad outside the. Bar inside my ear between. My layers, of my tent feel like. That's. Where the most I'll be trapped. Between. My inner and outer. But. This, is my first welcome I'm first one robbed, a. Lot. Of lessons learned a hell. Of a lot of lessons learned. Definitely. And future need to bring a spare pair of trousers that's, what most. Because. My trousers what happened basically. Scottish. Red gets, everywhere, I, like. The midges. There. Was a bit, of me but wasn't wet when. I got down the bottom. So. Look around a towel in the car, so I dragged myself off, but. I. Would have been in trouble on the top if I camped on the top couldn't, have done it. Hi. So. Lessons. Learned lots, of lessons learned so. First. Monroe first, while camp and. Very. Steep. Learning curve, but. On. What's an upwards as they say where, I still end up on the hill there. I'm. Glad I'm not coming up there at the moment, despite the midis here. Got. All our gear drying, out while. Camping. You know it doesn't make sense. Okay. So that's where I was set up last, night just, a bit flat and grass no, trace as they say.
My. Cousin took his tent down yet I. Thought. Our tape went down when what a bit of a breeze and the midges were gone. Still. Waiting on Paul coming down. He's. Up there and, all that Clarke. What. And, there's a couple of whales Cottman spots yeah like. That's. One over there one. Down here. On. The beach itself. What. A peach. After, my wild adventure. We're. Now in other, pool at a campsite. So. We're. Going to wait out the weather a bit and, see. If we can get another Monro. Or two done. We'll, see what happens with the weather though so, this year's the campsite. Good, morning and this is what we've woken up to last. Night was a lot better than the. Wild come tonight but. Rained. All night, that, wasn't a bother. Biggest. Problem was, seagulls early in the morning I will. Free clock the started, right outside the tent it's. A nightmare. But. Still. Showers. And toilets and stuff yeah you know makes it a bit more, comfortable. So. I'm gonna see if the sauna lifts this fog and then. Decide. On what kind of Hill we're going to do depending on how far it lifts, so. See. What happens we're, parked up we're. Going to check to see what the conditions are like for, an chalak as. We're driving in the tops were covered in cloud, but. We're not sure if we, can get above for cloud or not. So, we're going to climb. Up sail. Whatever, I have. All the Gaelic names written on a bit of paper and how to pronounce them but. That. Went in. The rain I'm Ben hope I got. Disintegrated. So. We're gonna go up the sail. Whatever and. Have. A look to see what the conditions are like, and. Then. Possibly. Tackle. The ridge I'll, take the bypass hopefully. And. Or. If, the conditions, are too bad we'll just come straight back down. Still. On and off red so. They still have to keep the camera in its box, but. I'm. Really struggling on this I'm holding the others back. It's, not a car do this walk of doing much harder, but. It's. Then. Hope just killed us my legs are just jelly, in the hurting so. I'm really struggling hey. Guys I have to put the camera here cuz dr. Viet again. I'll. Fill you in about what happened today. We. Went to, angelic. And. We, were hoping but we could get above the rain and the clouds. We. Got the base of the hill and I. Slipped on a bit of red quartz, and, I. Don't know what happened but by, 10:00 we got to the base of the hill, my. Knee was. In absolute agony. So. I, soldiered. On up the hill kept. On to having to stop so, I was, causing. Everybody delay, and. I wasn't really happy about that. We're, getting close to the the. Top of the false summit. And. We sat down for another arrest on. My behalf, and. I. Made, the decision but, I was gonna turn around and head back because. I, was, holding them back you know that they could have been at the top and. Then checking out the weather and hopefully above, the clouds and, I. Was older than back with my gummy knee, and. I needed the way back so, they. Time I got back to the car they would have been. Halfway along the ridge or something you know, so. I. Made, that decision and.
I. Would, have stuck by it, however. The, weather came in really, hard while were busy waiting and. It's. The wind picked up and it was really was. Just really miserable in the house. Company. Was nice good, company but the. Weather was just so miserable levy, still time the wind stopped or the rain stopped, the mideast cave it. Was a typical. Scotland, yeah, so. Yeah. I wouldn't, have made it I wouldn't, have made it to the top not with my bad knee I mean I might have been not to push myself right to the top of that hill but I would have struggle to get back down and, I would have definitely would have had to have ruled out the ridge and stuff, so. Yes. That's where we are at the moment so. At the moment sitting on the beach giving this vlog, and. Hurting. Really, really really, hurting. I'm, trying to put on a brave face I'll put a knee brace on some painkillers, but it's I'm. In pain, but. We'll, see what happens tomorrow, good luck my name might be alright but, I'll. Make a decision in the morning I'll see how many years. But. At the moment the plan is to go and try and do another one row weather-dependent. Not. Angelic for. So. I'll, decide, that in the morning so. Catchy in the morning. That's. What the view should look like. And. That's the view we got today all, the clouds. No. Carnival, today all. These we're going to go and have a look to see if it's possible that's. What the weather is again but. This, time if, the weather's bad we're going drop down and see the caves instead. My. Knee still hurts, I've, taken some painkillers, and I've. Got some more for, later on so. Hopefully that'll do the trick and I've started, off with a knee. Brace on as well so. Onwards. And upwards they're. The. Caves over there I'm. Gonna try and hit them on the way back this. Area is a geology, hotspot. It's. Where they worked out how. The different. Plates overlapped. Each other. Vintage. Geology, was, a place to come history. Was made here. The, tops still covered. But. We need to go. Up. Along there, it's. Like a little bit of a cliff up got clay and, a, bit of a scramble and. Up the top. The. Puffs swollen this little waterfall, keeps. Going into the path. There's. A place. All right core, of the way up we're going to views. It's. Done it, these. Waterfalls. Beautiful. Just, waterfall, after waterfall, and let's walk. Really. Nice. So, I've got a bit of a scramble to do now and then on to a ridge, so.
I Have to put the camera away until, just to the very top. Well, having it is slightly eat or a Scrabble. Up here and. Up the top. Okay. We're just about to pack up and leave on a pool and it's. Time, to say, you to Mick alright hello bar anytime Nick pleased you enjoyed it sorry but. I can't do nothing about that alright thanks. For bringing us all off and thank you good - yeah. Jeez. When. Paul's. Away. You.