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Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith

Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith


Postby SCOTRAIL DRIVER » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:57 pm

Date walked: 11/06/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

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It was an early start for me an Rab as he was working later on that day, So 5am start from Clydebank .
Robbie and I left to pick up Rab at his house all set for and an other drive up the A82 to the Lawers group to climb
the last two hill for me to bag in the group Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith.
The drive up was great not very busy and the sun was out and very little cloud hang around the Ben ( lomond).
Parked the car at the cairn just after seven with no other car to be seen at the old vistor centre , think we would
be the only two up the hills to-day....
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Me under the cairn at the start of the walk up Meall Corranaich .

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Happy Rab at the same point......


With the walkhighlands route printed in hand we set of about 07:30, First walking in the peat bogs was not very hard
going but we found the wooden post and then the steel one's that was like our hand rail up to the top of Meall Corranaich
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Meall Corranaich

We topped out and the view;s were great with Lawers under cloud the rest of the hills were showing up well in the early
morning sun.
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Robbie an me at the top of Meall Corranaich with Meall nan Tarmachan
behind

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Rab on the Meall Corranaich cairn with Ben Lawers in the background


After drink stop for the 3 of us we set of allong the ridge down to Meall a' Choire Leith.
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nice wide ridge for robbie to run around and a path down
to Meall a' Choire Leith.


It was not long until we were at the cairn of Meall a' Choire Leith
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Rab on the cairn of Meall a' Choire Leith.

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Me and robbie at the carin of Meall a' Choire Leith.

Wot time is it Planking time
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Munro planking .....
you know you want to....


A drop down from Meall a' Choire Leith was not so hard , a jump over the burn and a small climb over back to the peat
hags and back on to the path back to the car..
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Me on the path back to the car with Lochan na Laairige
behind me

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Rab at the end of the walk with
Lochan na Laairige in the background


At the car i checked the time for this walk we done it car to car in 3hrs 15min..A great time for a great wee early morning climb. Time to feed robbie and ourselfs before heading home intime for Rab to get to work,
That was all the 8 munro's in Lawers climbed and my total up to 49 my next climb would be the big 50...
Great climbing great hills and climbing mate's .. now on to the Cruachan hills for no 50 and 51 ... and bye to Lawers
for now.
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Robbie and me at the end of our day on
Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith.
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Re: Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith

Postby monty » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:35 pm

Nice one Scotrail Driver. Nice couple of hills these. Unfortunately I done them in the monsoon season and the bogs were a nightmare. :lol:

P.S. If your gonna plank get your legs straight :lol:
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Re: Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:58 pm

:lol: good stuff Scotraildriver but do those legs actually go straight :lol:
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Re: Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:26 am

Get back up there SCOTRAILDRIVER and get a plank on the Ben Lawers sign :D
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Re: Meall Corranaich and Meall a' Choire Leith

Postby morag1 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:43 am

A great day out and well done on achieving 50 munros :clap:

Looks like you might compleat them all 8)
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