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54 Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

54 Meall Chuaich, Drumochter


Postby DJG78 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:58 pm

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 04/12/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 614m

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Pretty straight forward Munro. Could have easily cycled most of the route before starting to climb. long track in was a bit of a dull slog, especially on the return. Weather was ok to begin with with intermitent views of the summit. I kept my fingers crossed that it would be cloud free when reached. Unfortunatly this was not the case and shortly after 750m a blizzard stated which soon became developed into near whiteout conditions with some of the fiercest gales ive ever encountered. im not sure what speed they were but i really struggled to stay upright and was blown over several times. I put on goggles and balaclava as the windchill was unbearable. I bascially tapped the summit cairn and hurried back down asap. The soft heather underfoot helped cushion the impact on my knees as i leap down the flank back to a bearable 700m. Very boggy past this point though through the grouse butts. Nearly lost my boot a couple of times. Ave temp was about -1. -9 at the summit.
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