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Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh


Postby Del246 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:32 pm

Route description: Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh and An Stuc

Munros included on this walk: An Stuc, Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh

Date walked: 29/07/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1230m

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After our recent accident my confidence had taken a hit so I thought I would jump back in at the deep end ! We picked the trio at the Lawers range that my pal had left to complete including the North East accent of An Stuc !!

So we parked at The Lawers Hotel at 9am and walked along the road and turned left onto the track at the Horn Carvers shop. You follow the track and as you clear the trees the first Munro of the day came into sight, Meall Greigh.

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Meall Greigh in the distance


After around 2 hours we were on the summit. It is a straight forward Munro which doesnt pose any real difficulty unlike what was lying ahead !

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Summit of Meall Greigh with the Lawers group in the background.


There is also great views of Loch Tay from the summit

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Loch Tay


It was now onto our second target of the day Meall Garbh. There is a good well formed path from the 1st onto the 2nd and after a good walk we were on summit number 2, Meall Garbh.

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Summit of Meall Garbh with An Stuc ominously in the background waiting.


So it was onto the main target of the day, An Stuc from the North East ridge.I would be lying if I said it had not been on my mind all day having never really done a full on scramble before.

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An Stuc


Getting closer ! and more worried !!

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An Stuc


So I took a brave pill and went up !

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Start of the accent of An Stuc


After what seemed a lifetime I got to the summit. Could not believe I done it !!

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Summit of An Stuc


After a short rest we started back down and got some fine views of Locah nan Cat

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Lochan nan Cat


We went down past the Lochan on our route down and enjoyed the fine views

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An Stuc from Locahn nan Cat


On my way down I felt so pleased with myself, for me anyway that scramble was a major hurdle.

I could not resist one last look back at An Stuc.

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An Stuc
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Re: Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:18 pm

Great stuff Derek!!!
Was An Stuc as scary up close as it is in the photos ? Or is it just a case of an endless but managable scramble??

Ps did you make any more videos ??? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Postby Del246 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:53 am

Thanks Polly. Your right. It is a manageable scramble but with my head for heights it was a bit hairy. I think you would really enjoy it if you haven't already done it. Although An Stuc is a lot easier from the Ben Lawers side.
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Re: Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Postby gagfax » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:17 pm

Thanks for this report, i still have these three to do.
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Re: Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Postby Morag M » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:44 pm

Well done, I done these three last Sunday, great photo's, look just like mine :lol: :lol: ,
we done the same route as you, An Stuc is quite hairy at one point :problem: , I thought I was stuck :oops: , could not go up or back down, in the end I just had to go for it :crazy: , and made it without the stones/boulders moving from under my feet :D was relieved when I reached the summit, great view to all the surrounding hills.
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Re: Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Postby Del246 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:31 pm

No probs, gagfax.
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Re: Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Postby Del246 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:47 pm

Thanks Morag. I think we must of went up the exact same route because I experienced the exact same during my scramble !!
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Re: Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh

Postby Del246 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:40 pm

Ment to say Polly, there are no funny videos this time :-( as they say - when the going gets tough, the camera goes away !!
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