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Even smaller hills have inversions

Even smaller hills have inversions


Postby rockhopper » Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:26 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Meall Buidhe, Sgiath a' Chaise

Date walked: 22/12/2021

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1000m

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The weather forecast sounded too good to miss. Quick plan hatched for a couple of Grahams near Lochearnhead the advantage being that travel distance was relatively short.

First up was Sgiath a’Chàise from the layby near Archullarie More, frequently used for access to Beinn Each. Set off pre dawn with a head torch up into Glen Ample in the fog – out of the fog at around 500m. On the way down I met kaye.cantlay from this site – we stopped for a chat but didn’t realise who each other was until later when piecing together bits of information – it was very nice to meet you.

Back at the car late morning, I then drove up past Lochearnhead and parked in the forestry car park at Glenogle Cottages. Followed the track up to the radio mast then south east across trackless heather to Meall Buidhe.

This is more a collection of a few photos than a walk report.

Sgiath a’Chàise


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Meall Buidhe


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Re: Even smaller hills have inversions

Postby litljortindan » Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:58 pm

Weather that demands a walk or two. Were you confident about getting above the cloud I wonder.
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Re: Even smaller hills have inversions

Postby kaye.cantlay » Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:49 pm

Nice to meet you too Rockhopper!

Your pictures are fantastic and definitely do the talking :)

Here is the Brocken Spectre I was lucky enough to see:

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Re: Even smaller hills have inversions

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:10 pm

Some good pics there a 'bhalaich ..can't beat an inversion :clap:
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Re: Even smaller hills have inversions

Postby rockhopper » Thu Dec 23, 2021 6:27 pm

litljortindan wrote:Were you confident about getting above the cloud I wonder.
Yes, fairly confident as I'd seen some photos over the previous day or so :)
kaye.cantlay wrote:Here is the Brocken Spectre I was lucky enough to see:
Well done - think I was just a wee bit too early as the sun wasn't quite high enough for me :)
Collaciotach wrote:..can't beat an inversion :clap:
Yes, can't really recall having such good conditions for so many days :)
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Re: Even smaller hills have inversions

Postby weaselmaster » Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:02 am

Sgiath a’Chaise had no trip reports since 2017 then gets 3 in a week :shock:
Nice pics btw
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Re: Even smaller hills have inversions

Postby Graeme D » Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:57 am

weaselmaster wrote:Sgiath a’Chaise had no trip reports since 2017 then gets 3 in a week :shock:
Nice pics btw


I was just thinking that! :shock:
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Re: Even smaller hills have inversions

Postby past my sell by date » Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:56 pm

weaselmaster wrote:Sgiath a’Chaise had no trip reports since 2017 then gets 3 in a week :shock:
Nice pics btw


It's a shame that the SMC guide says that "there's no easy way down through the forestry" :(
I found no serious problems and coming back a different way makes a walk so much more satisfying

Agree aboiut the nice pics
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