Meall Nan Tarmachan
by 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
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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.
by Malckyb » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:24 pm
by pollyh33 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:43 am
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
by Mountainlove » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:04 am
by 2dalmatians » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:17 am
by yokehead » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:30 am
Get yourself that winter skills course, I'm sure you won't regret it and it opens up even more fun!
by rickp » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:06 pm
by 2dalmatians » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:10 pm
by mountain thyme » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:28 pm
by Del246 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:13 pm