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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Planning and training underway

Planning has begun and we think we have the bare bones of a route sorted out. Taking the old railway line from Aberdeen into the hills will take us to Mount Keen. From their we will negotiate our way over Lochnagar, Ben Avon, Ben MacDui, Breariach, Cairn Toul, Carn Dearg and Ben Nevis. All in all, the height climbed (using the difference between the lowest and highest point in each section) will be about 17,500ft. Thats a gnat’s whisker below the height of Everest Base Camp so we’ll be adding an extra climb into the trek nearer to the time.
In the meantime, we’ve started our training in the form of exhausting 5-a-side football last Friday evening and a healthy trek over Bennachie from Rowentree car park, over Mither Tap, across to Little Oxen Craig and back down to Back o’ Bennachie. Not the most strenuous but everyone needs to start somewhere!

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