Back in the Saddle with An Stuc, Meall Garbh & Meall Greigh
by 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
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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.
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 !
There is also great views of Loch Tay from the summit
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.
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.
Getting closer ! and more worried !!
So I took a brave pill and went up !
After what seemed a lifetime I got to the summit. Could not believe I done it !!
After a short rest we started back down and got some fine views of Locah nan Cat
We went down past the Lochan on our route down and enjoyed the fine views
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.
by pollyh33 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:18 pm
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 ???
by Del246 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:53 am
by Morag M » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:44 pm
we done the same route as you, An Stuc is quite hairy at one point , I thought I was stuck , could not go up or back down, in the end I just had to go for it , and made it without the stones/boulders moving from under my feet was relieved when I reached the summit, great view to all the surrounding hills.
by Del246 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:31 pm
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