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Climbing Munros 'a perfect weekend'

Posted 6 April 2010
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Climbing Munros 'a perfect weekend'
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Putting on the walking boots and stocking up on backpacking food is clearly the best way to spend a good weekend for author Dan Snow.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Mr Snow listed "walking in the Welsh borders or Highlands of Scotland" among his favourite things.

Noting that he often spends Friday nights on a sleeper train to Scotland from London, he remarked: "I wake up in Inverness at 8 am and spend two days climbing Munros, going to pubs and generally getting lost in the Highlands," before getting another overnight train back.

He added that there is no better "wilderness" in Europe than the region.

Those who like to climb the Munros may wish to undertake a similar approach by heading up to the Highlands on some weekends to climb some.

In contrast, a retired doctor from the Highlands is planning an attempt to climb all 283 of the 3,000 ft plus peaks in 100 days for charity.

Dr Gerry McPartlin, a member of the Torridon Mountain Rescue team, will begin his quest on Ben Lomond on April 10th.

Posted by Dan Mirza