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Meall Nan Tarmachan

Meall Nan Tarmachan


Postby 2dalmatians » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:46 pm

Route description: The Tarmachan Ridge

Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan

Date walked: 27/12/2011

Time taken: 3.75 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 1044m

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Probably like hundreds of other walkers I have been watching the weather hoping for a break in the rain and wind before New Year. The chance duly arrived this morning with MWIS giving a window from 0800 to 1500 for good walking. I opted for this one as I wanted to get my 20th Munro completed before the end of 2011 and I haven’t done that much this year and my fitness isn’t as it should be. So this walk looked perfect.

I’m not including a lot of detail in this report as there are so many great reports already on the website and I didn’t do the full ridge walk (will get this another day for sure).

Anyway we (Ruby and me) arrived at the Lawers car park at 0815 with no other soul around. The conditions were perfect, no rain, no wind, clear skies.

Made it up to the summit through one tricky snow/ice gully just below the top at 1045ish. Decided against the rest of the ridge as I only had my snow spikes with me and no ice axe (and no skill to tackle that yet!! I need to book a winter skills course soon).

Passed another couple who were also just doing the munro and then a couple of pairs who were planning to do the whole circuit. I hope they got off before the weather turned, and I hope that the group with no rucksacks, wearing jeans (think they were eastern European) that I last saw heading up the hill around 12pm made it off too.

Another great day out - it’s a real privilege to walk in the Scottish hills.

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Last edited by 2dalmatians on Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Malckyb » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:24 pm

Well done on getting out on that one. Did the ridge back in April in perfect conditions.blue skies and no wind...its still my fave walk so far. :)
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:43 am

Smashing report 2D.

I didn't manage the ridge either because I had run out of time :(

You got much better views than me from the summit- well done :thumbup:
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:04 am

Well done for getting out (I was working so lucky you) really like the pictures!! :D
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby 2dalmatians » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:17 am

Thanks for the comments folks. Not feeling too tired/sore today either, so just looking for my next walk, hopefully Friday - thinking Meall Gaordaigh (spelling wrong I think) on Friday as MWIS giving a reasonable forecast and I'm assuming it will be a snow walk which from all the reports are the best conditions for this one. Off to get my map from TISO now as for whatever reason the map on the official report doesnt have the grid refs.
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby yokehead » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:30 am

Marvellous stuff :D and brought back happy memories - Tarmachan was my 1st Munro 3 years ago. I've climbed it twice more since and have a real soft spot for the Killin area.

Get yourself that winter skills course, I'm sure you won't regret it and it opens up even more fun! :D
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Del246 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:20 pm

Got the bug again :lol: Well done.
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby rickp » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:06 pm

Good report and good to see you back in the saddle!Happy Christmas to you and the family :D
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby 2dalmatians » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:10 pm

Nice to hear from you fella! Give me a buzz if you fancy heading out anytime soon :D
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:28 pm

well done in getting out.. it was a cracking day
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Del246 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:13 pm

Good stuff. I was at that hill last week and done a report. When I was there it was covered in snow. I was out today and done 3 Munros although at times I thought I was in the Arctic !!!
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Re: Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby monty » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:00 pm

well done on getting a walk in. Good weather too. superb. Dog looks a bit bored though :lol:
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