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Meall Buidhe & Stuc an Lochain 4th/5th Sept.

Meall Buidhe & Stuc an Lochain 4th/5th Sept.


Postby rogers » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:16 pm

Route description: Meall Buidhe

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Date walked: 04/09/2009

Distance: 18 km

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Set of for Glen Lyon at 8.30 Friday morning and arrived at Loch an Daimh at 12 after stopping for a couple of pies in Callander and ended up buying myself a new jacket,well I needed a new one anyway,so it was about 12.30 before we got walking,heading of up to Meall Buidhe,the rain had been pouring down when we left Edinburgh earlier but here it was dry with just a few low clouds so it made for a pleasant walk all the way up to the summit and we had a short break before heading back down,as we were camping overnight we took our time,arriving back at 4.15 and had ourselves a cup of coffee before putting the tents up,then a wee wander about the area before dinner,soon after the weather changed,strong wind and rain so it was time to retire to the tents.Up at 6.30 and started packing up while trying to keep the midges out of our faces,coffee and a couple off cereal bars later and we headed off at 7.30 for Stuc an Lochain,not a midge in sight now as it was pouring with rain,given the choice I'll take the rain any day! The initial steep climb was pretty hard going but once on the ridge it was a fine walk all the way along to the summit,didn't stop long as it was rather cold up there this morning,as I'm sure the many walkers we met on the way down will agree,rather than descent back down the steep section we decided to follow the old fence posts all the way down into Coir an Duich then traversed round beneath the crags of Coire Ban and arrived back at the car at 11, by now there was at least a dozen cars parked so there were lots of walkers out enjoying themselves today,got our gear stowed away and headed home via Greggs in Callander of course.
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start for Meall Buidhe
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summit of Meall Buidhe
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looking over to Stuc an Lochain
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base camp
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not sure what kind of rocks these are!
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"knackered"
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even more knackered

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Re: Meall Buidhe & Stuc an Lochain 4th/5th Sept.

Postby Graeme D » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:05 pm

Nice one. I enjoyed looking at these pics. I did MB with a friend on a nice winters day on 2nd January this year (must put a summit shot up later :D ) and then went back in late Feb to do SaL myself in the most atrocious day of weather ever to be visited upon mankind! Unfortuneatley (or perhaps fortuneately) I forgot to take my camera that day!
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Re: Meall Buidhe & Stuc an Lochain 4th/5th Sept.

Postby Graeme D » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Couple of snowy and cold summit shots on MB looking back over towards SaL...... 8) 2/1/09

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Re: Meall Buidhe & Stuc an Lochain 4th/5th Sept.

Postby rogers » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Graeme Dewar wrote:Couple of snowy and cold summit shots on MB looking back over towards SaL...... 8) 2/1/09

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Nice photos Graeme,reminds of when I was in Glen Lyon last winter on Carn Gorm and Meall Garbh,up to our waist in snow at times,the whole area was a complete white out,never had my camera that day so hoping to get some good winter images this year.
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Re: Meall Buidhe & Stuc an Lochain 4th/5th Sept.

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:53 pm

Liked the report, but the first sentence put me off...

arrived at Loch an Daimh at 12 after stopping for a couple of pies in Callander


MMmmm pies in Callendar, from Mhor Bread by any chance? I love their pies.... :D
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Re: Meall Buidhe & Stuc an Lochain 4th/5th Sept.

Postby jonny616 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:28 pm

Hi nice pics. Did a similar thing in July with my friend Glen. Climbed MB on the friday evening. Had corn beef hash at the summit about 9pm. Fantastic views all around. camped in same spot as you climbed SNL on sat morning weather damp & clouds provided by midges but hay ho.
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