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Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Mountain Marathon Training. Creach Bheinn 810m.
I am just in from a fantastic run with my Mountain Marathon partner Mikey Clifford. We are now in the thick of trying to get fit for the 'Highlander' and it is beginning to hurt. We opted for Creach Bheinn today a fabulous hill above Loch Creran. We manged 14 k 1014 m ascent in 2 hrs 32 mins. The weather was kind for a while then the ferocious winds hit again, the combination of hail and storm strength winds was interesting on exposed skin and slowed us down to a crawl at times. The views were spectacular across Argyll and up into Glencoe, the dramatic skies and seascapes certainly made the ascent worth it. It certainly looks as though a fair bit of snow has been stripped or perhaps redeposited!
Back to rock climbing tomorrow with day 2 of running a CWA course, inside though!