WEST HIGHLAND WAY WALK
152km for Restmount
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The journey begins!
After months of planning and preparation here we are at Durban’s King Shaka Airport finally ready to embark on our 52km Walk for Restmount Children’s Home.
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Let the walk begin!
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DAY 1 – MILNGAVIE TO DRYMEN – 19.2km
And 6 and a half hours later – feeling good
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DAY 2 – DRYMEN TO ROWARDENNAN 23km
Started off getting lost and doing an extra 6km plus the route of 23km! So took us 9 and a half hours due to howling winds and lots of rain and mud and a lot of climbing up Conic Hill.
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DAY 3 – ROWARDENNAN TO INVERARNAN – 20.8km
20.8km today to Inverarnan with some clean clothes at least.
We were able to do some laundry overnight but those shoes still didn’t dry!
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DAY 4 – INVERARNAN TO TYNDRUM – 19.2km
Had to do 19.2km today which took 8 hours of more mud and more rain but we reached the halfway mark (on the bridge) and it’s a great day to be alive!
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DAY 5 – TYNDRUM TO KINGSHOUSE – 32km
The sun is shining for our longest day of 32km. Only 5 and a half hours today and not too much climbing. My ankle gave some trouble but Chris massaged it and we rested and off we went.
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DAY 6 – KINGSHOUSE TO KINLOCHLEVEN – 14.4km
We are at the top of the world and what a feeling! The highest point on the walk after climbing Devil’s Staircase and taking 5 hours to do 14.4kms!
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DAY 7 – KINLOCHLEVEN TO FORT WILLIAM – 22.4km
Last day and onto Fort William. 22.4km and the offer of a shortcut through the town. No ways! This was for Restmount so we followed the route again up another mountain and took 8 hours to complete.
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A picnic lunch on a hot day – we had to look for some shade!
THE END!!
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And all too soon it is over!
You never know when you are creating a memory and this will live in the memory bank forever!
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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to begin – so start something today!