If you are in the area it would be great to meet again.
I'm much fitter now. But sadly 10 years older. Craignaw introduced me to "Galloway Ground" which is why I have no intention of attempting more than two of these pimples a day. Once bitten etc.
I think Merrick to Mullwharcher is a bit of a hike. The tourist route up Merrick is easy, a few steep bits and the long climb to Benyellary then it's trivial. The descent down to Loch Enoch is OK but the ground around the loch and the start of Mulwharcher are bit hellish from descriptions online. Then when you get to Mulwharcher's summit you are a long way from anywhere especially your car! They wanted to hollow out Mulwharcher and use it to store nuclear waste as it is so far from towns/villages etc. and is made of good rock.
Now what started out as a plan to tick of a list of so-so summits has turned into something that suggests it's going to be rather a lot of fun. Maybe a 1st S2S/activation for someone new(ish) to SOTA, a possible joint activation plus further S2S/completion offers for long time activater/chasers.
The WX is guranteed to be awful now!