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Beinn na Lap ✅

I can now tick off Beinn na Lap. Making it, my fourth Munro. So only got, another 278 left to go…

Really, can’t belive, how lucky, we were with the weather! Could not, have picked a better day for it! Was so hot, Nick and myself got sunburnt. Neil was OK, since he put suntan lotion on.

Oh and yes, I did film a vlog during the walk… Will try to edit it and get it on-line in the next number of days…

You can check out the map, showing all the ones, I’ve done over at www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewmap&u=50976

More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/beinn-na-lap-10-06-2019/

Photo gallery now with map!

I’ve just given my photo gallery, yet another update! This time, below most^ of the photo galleries, you will get a nice map, showing the location, of each photo.

Of course, I had to pick the Ben Nevis gallery, to show how this works!!

^ Only works, with photos taken with a GPS camera!

I’ve now climbed 3 Munros out of 282 (1.06% complete)

That’s me now climbed 3 Munros out of 282 so only 1.06% complete! Hoping if the weather let’s me, I’ve do one more in September. Doubt, I will ever make it up all of them! But would be nice to do at least 5% to 10% of them!

Vlog: We’re done Snowdon

That’s me just climbed Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea. Even the bad weather did not stop us from having great fun! Oh and say hello my vlog guests James and Shaun!

Check out the route we took at www.strava.com/activities/944940040.

I’ve now climbed Snowdon!!

First of all got to say a big thanks to Shaun for doing all the driving today!! And of course to his Dad, for letting him use his car! Got to say that he’s a great driver! Felt safe 100% of the time!

We all had amazing time! Even the crap weather did not stop us, from making it all the way to the top! Extra well done to Shaun for climbing his first mountain. Let’s hope, he’s now got the bug and that, I talk him into doing Scafell Pike. Which is the highest mountain in England.

And of course, also well done to James! Who was, feeling it from the off! Then like me, he’s more into cycling than walking! We all made it, to the top and back down safe. Which is the main thing!

Just wish the weather had been better! But that just makes me really, want to do it again! Hoping we get better views the next time!!

You can check out the route we took at connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1680979597 and also www.strava.com/activities/944940040.

Snowdon Summit with Shaun
Snowdon Summit with James and Shaun

Vlog: Nick and myself climb Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)

Sorry just playing around with some new editing software. Been using Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0 for a long time! So about time, I moved to something new! So just paid for CyberLink PowerDirector 15 after reading some great reviews about it! So just wanting to see, what fun things I can do with it!

Nick and myself climbed Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)

Well the first tour of our Scotland tour, could not have got off to a better start! Today Nick and myself climbed Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)! Making it the first ever Munro that Nick has climbed! My second one, the first being Ben Lomond, which I’ve done twice!

We could not have picked a better day for it! The weather was sunny and for most of the climb, nice and warm! Till we got to the very top of Ben Vorlich that is! When it was windy, which made it a bit on the cold side!

Ben Vorlich is 943 metres, making it the 229 highest Munro in Scotland out of 282! So maybe not the tallest! But it was still a great climb! And some great views from the top!

I will now leave you with some photos…

Climbed up Ben Lomond!

Today I had great fun walking up Ben Lomond, which has an elevation of 974 metres (3,196 ft). This is the second time, I climbed it, the first time was back in August 2002. Back then it sunny day, so could see more miles from the top! This time, I was above the clouds. Which made it feel like, I was on a plane looking out one of the windows.

Here are some photos from an amazing day! And big thanks to my friend Neil for doing the walk with me!

And here are some photos from when I did it back in August 2002!

Top of Ben Lomond
Top of Ben Lomond

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