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Meall Buidhe

Meall Buidhe


Postby Stretch » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:28 pm

Route description: Meall Buidhe

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 03/04/2011

Time taken: 2.15 hours

Distance: 8.5 km

Ascent: 650m

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After yesterday's long walk with Alan and Gammy I wanted to take it easy today and with the forecast looking pretty bleak I landed on Meall Buidhe, a hill I'd been saving for a 'quickie'. After snapping a few long exposure shots at the Falls of Dochart I arrived at the start of the walk just after 10 and quickly got under way. I had passed through a big rain shower near Ben Lawers but when I set off I could see bits of blue sky. The wind was strong all morning, but the plod through the bogs kept me warm enough. Just as I reached the main ridge a shower came blowing in and I had to throw on the waterproofs. It was a tough final 10 mins to the summit with the sleat and rain in my face. There was a bit of a lul at the summit though and I was able to down my sandwich. I peeked over the summit cairn and could see another band coming in, so I bailed. I was still chewing the last bite of my sandwich when I set off from the top. Seconds later snow was blowing horizontally across me and the wind speed had doubled. Fifteen minutes later I was low enough to escape the wind and then the shower passed. It was a quick descent and I reached the car just over 2 hours after setting off - glad to be dry! Not much of a hill, but a good one to hold on to for a rainy day.

Just took a few pics today.

Falls of Dochart .jpg


Falls of Dochart 2.jpg


Falls of Dochart 4.jpg


Falls of Dochart 5.jpg


Looking across to Stuchd an Lochain.jpg


Meall Bhuidhe Summit.jpg
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:48 pm

Looks like you had a nice wee stretch of the legs on this one after our long day yesterday mate, your first 3/4 pictures are cracking(wee bit hdr)furthes I got today was round Tescos
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby Stretch » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:59 pm

Nothing HDR there my man, just used a new lens filter to make the water effect. I'll be putting your video together later, gotta find that 'Riverdance' music :lol:
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:04 pm

Stretch wrote:Nothing HDR there my man, just used a new lens filter to make the water effect. I'll be putting your video together later, gotta find that 'Riverdance' music :lol:





May your search be fruitful
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby ChrisW » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Some nice pics there Stretch, keep meaning to have a thrash at some long exposures but to lazy to carry filters :lol:
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby jimandandrea » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:40 pm

Loved the Falls of Dochart photos - the new lens worked a treat :D . Must be something about that hill & the wind. We had to lie down behind the cairn to eat our lunch the wind was so strong.
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby JB likes a beer » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:45 pm

Hi bigman,those photos are something else,good to see you keepin the fitness up i would have been struggling after what you guys done yesterday,whats this riverdance about? :D
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby Stretch » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:48 pm

jimandandrea wrote:Loved the Falls of Dochart photos - the new lens worked a treat :D . Must be something about that hill & the wind. We had to lie down behind the cairn to eat our lunch the wind was so strong.


I passed 2 couples up there today as I was descending, was one you guys? If so hello! I stayed behind the cairn myself, but as soon as I headed off I got thrashed!
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby CheeseHat » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:24 pm

Stretch wrote:Not much of a hill, but a good one to hold on to for a rainy day.


But the views from the summit, on a clear day with good air clarity, are simply fantastic. I climbed this (and Stuchd an Lochain) on a sunny day in May '09 and the panorama was fantastic. One of my walking group bought a new camera immediately after climbing these two hills as he felt that his old camera just wasn't doing justice to the views we had witnessed.

Oh, yes, that was a good day out.
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby kinley » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:43 pm

Cracking shots of the Falls - presumably your soldering visor level filter?

Shame about the view from Meall Buidhe - it can be a cracker. :)
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby Alan S » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:11 pm

Fine report and pics mate 8)
I couldnt have managed a walk today, Even the stairs were hard work, Well done
You left the good weather behind mate, I had a day of glorious weather in St Andrews today 8)
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby skuk007 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:46 am

kinley wrote: presumably your soldering visor level filter?

Great long-exposure pics, would also be interested in what grade ND filter you had on. :)
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby Stretch » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:16 pm

The filter is a B&W 110ND, 10 stop. These exposures were only 6-10 seconds long, but I'm looking to get conditions in which I can do something past 30 seconds.

There are some great examples of what you can do with a 10 stop filter here http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?s=f8ce2a7e29957a6b476a5a0361585c8e&t=784867
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby blueyed » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:39 pm

uuu looks like somebody decided to carry a tripod..? :)) great pics stretch
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Re: Meall Buidhe

Postby Jockstar » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:37 pm

Well done on getting out on the Sunday after Saturday's wee jaunt. Like the filter effect...reminds me of the 50's... :lol:
Falls of Dochart are great... :D
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