Blue Sky and The Lawers Range Complete
by Del246 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:37 pm
Route description: Meall Corranaich and Meall a'Choire Leith
Munros included on this walk: Meall a'Choire Leith, Meall Corranaich
Date walked: 06/11/2011
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 9.5 km
Ascent: 740mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
After a very foggy drive up which delayed me, I arrived at Lawers just after 8 this morning to catch sunset over Loch Tay.
I managed to get the last parking space ( there is only room for 3 cars ) and set off from the large cairn. I decided to follow several WH members route and head to Meall a` Choire Leith first.
After the cairn I set off and my plan was working well. There was frost on the ground and it was quite solid but it didnt last long ! About 20 minutes in there was a large area of bog that was unavoidable. I was doing great until my pole collapsed under me ( my fault, I hadnt tightened it enough ) and in I went ! just above both knees ! Brill. I then got back on track and soon got a good view of my first target Meall a` Choire Leith.
After 1 hour 30 I was on my first summit and the views were great, lovelly blue skies.
From here there is a good path to follow to the 2nd Munro. I must admit I really enjoyed this section, it was a nice wide ridge walk to Meall Corranaich.
Walking along the ridge, one side was green and the other was still covered in frost.
As I was getting closer to Meall Corranaich I had a look back along the path.
As I approached Meall Corranaich the views were great, in particular I loved looking to Meall nan Tarmachan with Ben More and Stob Binnein in the distance.
I was soon on the summit of Meall Corranaich. That was all the Munros in the Lawers Range complete.
The views were great. I doubt if there will be a better day in November for hill walking.
I then started to meet alot of people doing these hills although I was the only one going clockwise.
I then followed the fence posts back down to the car.
I was then back at the car in under 4 hours. Before driving off I had one last look back up to Meall Corranaich from the car.
by pollyh33 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:20 am
Isn't great when a plan comes together!!! Your patience paid off and you have fabulous photos to prove it!!
Well done that boy!
by Del246 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:17 am
by Fudgie » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:29 am
by rocket-ron » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:08 pm
by Graeme D » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:27 pm
by Del246 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:29 pm
Fudgie wrote:The day before, I was on Ben More and it was very difficult to see where you were yesterday with the fog staying over the loch for a large part of the day. I'm thinking about this weekends walk so I'll keep in mind your advice about it being good for short days.
Also remember dry and/or frozen days !!
by Del246 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:19 am
rocket-ron wrote:Well done derek on finishing lawers. What a day it was yesterday. Some fog driving up to it.
Glad you had a good day to Ron. Your not joking about the fog, it was like that the whole way from Glasgow.
by Del246 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:31 pm