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Sgiath Chuil & Meall Glas from Glen Dochart.

Sgiath Chuil & Meall Glas from Glen Dochart.

Postby mamoset » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:50 pm

Route description: Sgiath Chùil and Meall Glas from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chùil

Date walked: 02/10/2020

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1150m

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Having gotten properly warmed up on Meall Ghaordaidh, I was parked at Auchessan & ready to roll again by 11:00. Having had a good laugh to myself over the welcome sign
If you insist!!!
I headed off in lovely warm conditions.
Sgiath Chuil looming over Auchessan.
The track alongside Allt Riobain wasn't in the best condition, but it's easy enough to follow up to the dam, before heading up the body of Sgiath Chuil.
Meall Glas from Allt Riobain.
Sgiath Chuil ascent route.
Nice clouds over Meall Glas.
I started to feel quite hot and heavy legged on the ascent, but fortunately, there was plenty of cool streams to refresh in and after 2 hours, I made it to the summit of Sgiath Chuil.
Ben More & Crianlarich Munro's.
Ben Lawers group.
Sgiath Chuil summit.
After a short rest, headed over to the Munro Top of Meall a'Churain, before tackling the steep descent to Lairig a'Churain and then the ascent of Beinn Cheathaich, the Munro Top of Meall Glas.
Sgiath Chuil from Lairig a'Churain.
Here's one I did earlier, Meall Ghaordaidh.
There was great views all around once on the top, and it was still really warm, which after the steep ascent, certainly got the blood flowing. :shock:
Looking to Meall Glas.
Ben Challum.
Creag Mhor.
Beinn (S)Heasgarnaich.
The Ben.
Ben Lui.
It was a nice walk across the top to the summit of Meall Glas where I encountered the first walkers I'd seen here.
Meall Glas summit.
Back towards Sgiath Chuil.
Distant Ben Alder & Beinn Bheoil.
Crianlarich hills.
As they seemed settled on the summit, I didn't stay long, and set off on the unmarked route back down, going over Meall Glas Beag and then a SW heading back to the out path.
Descent route.
A great day out, unfortunately my last of 2020. :(
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