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Loch Lochy Munros

Loch Lochy Munros


Postby Magoo82 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:00 pm

Route description: Loch Lochy Munros from Kilfinnan

Munros included on this walk: Meall na Teanga, Sron a'Choire Ghairbh

Date walked: 16/04/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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We left Dundee at 7am and arrived at Laggan Locks in time to set off just after 10am. After hot-tailing it through the forest we started our climb up to the bealach.

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It was pretty straight forward up to the bealach but it became pretty steep when we began to ascend Sron a Choire Ghairbh. I was too busy breathing out my backside to take any snaps on the way up so here's me at the top along with the view down the cliff.

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After some much needed respite during the descent to the bealach we surveyed what lay ahead in Meall na Teanga.

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Any illusions i had about my fitness were blown away during the ascent of Meall n Teanga. My legs were burning on the way up this steep wee hill.

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We eventually reached the top although the cloud restricted our views somewhat.

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On the way back down we were treated to a good view of the zig-zag stalkers path that we'd earlier taken on the way up Sron a Choire Ghairbh.

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After a hasty descent we arrived back at the car at the back of 4 in the afternoon and made good time back to Dundee for a chippy washed down with a cold beer or five. All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable day out and it puts a much needed couple of munros in my legs for the trip to Glencoe in a couple of weeks :D
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Re: Loch Lochy Munros

Postby ChrisW » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Great report magoo82, shame about the clag but you can see enough to get me tempted to take a look at these two, great hat by the way :D
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Re: Loch Lochy Munros

Postby Magoo82 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:31 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great report magoo82, shame about the clag but you can see enough to get me tempted to take a look at these two, great hat by the way :D


Cheers Chris - gotta keep the lugs warm!
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Re: Loch Lochy Munros

Postby Braehead-Bagger » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:29 pm

Guys, great report. Lesley and I were the couple with the chocolate lab that met up with you several times doing the same Munros. Great report and brilliant hat! :)
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Re: Loch Lochy Munros

Postby doogz » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:39 am

Good to see you enjoyed it 8)

Question :why did you travel all the way over to do those two when you could have picked ANY hill Closer to your start point :lol: :lol:

And believe me these ain't steep.........

I'm still wondering why you travelled so far and u could have done Beinn a Ghlo 3 or 6 at Glenshee :shock:

But you gotta start somewhere

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Re: Loch Lochy Munros

Postby Magoo82 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:08 pm

Braehead-Bagger wrote:Guys, great report. Lesley and I were the couple with the chocolate lab that met up with you several times doing the same Munros. Great report and brilliant hat! :)


Ah, hello again! It's amazing that for the first two walk reports i've put up on this site it's later turned out that i bumped into people who post on here. Either a very small world or a very popular website!

doogz wrote:Good to see you enjoyed it 8)

Question :why did you travel all the way over to do those two when you could have picked ANY hill Closer to your start point :lol: :lol:

And believe me these ain't steep.........

I'm still wondering why you travelled so far and u could have done Beinn a Ghlo 3 or 6 at Glenshee :shock:

But you gotta start somewhere

Cheers

Doogz


We just chose it for the banter, Doogz. A day out in the car and up the hills. This one was decided more or less on a whim two days previously.

I don't just want to do all the local ones then end up having no choice but to go further afield in a few years. Best to mix things up a bit and see different parts of the country.
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