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Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Meall nan Subh on the 1st


Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:07 pm

Route description: Meall nan Subh, Glen Lochay

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall nan Subh

Date walked: 01/01/2012

Time taken: 2 hours

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Today myself and Kim were supposed to be meeting Walkhighland members jstalker & Tomsie to climb Mullach Clach a' Bhlair but when i was out the previous day i picked up a little strain so we had to call off as i didn't think i'd manage a long day on the hills. Mullach Clach a' Bhlair is becoming a bogey hill for me as thats four times i've hoped to climb now and still havn't managed. Both of us were quite disappointed as we hadn't did a Munro for a wee while now and we decided to play the 1st by ear. In the morning we decided to do a quick one as it WAS new years day, thats not a quick one in the morning. The quick one was the Corbett, Meall nan Subh, a short 1km + walk. We didn't start walking till 1pm, how many hills can you start at that time at this time of the year and still be back down before dark? We parked not long after the small Lochan with the drive up from Kenknock farm being full of pot holes and not recommend. I would advise to come in from the north. Once walking we stopped at the crags where we got the shelter out and had some lunch then continued the short walk to the summit. The weather stayed dried if a bit blowy at times, with which we were lucky as on the drive up it was pouring down. This is a fine wee walk taking us 2hrs 15mins with some nice views from the summit. Once back at the car we drove to the Lawers Hotel for our New Years Day dinner.
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Beinn Heasgarnaich direction from start of walk

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Kim ready for the off

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The way up

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The rocky section where we would have lunch

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The next bit after lunch

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Not quite the summit yet

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There's the summit

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Kim leads the way

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1st attempt at summit photo, the wind blew the camera over

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The summit photo

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Pubil and Stuc an Lochain to the right

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Glen Lyon

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Loch Lyon

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On our way down
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby mountain thyme » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:49 pm

Well done. looks a better day than the saturday! nice to see a pic of you and Kim together .. did someone show you how to use the timer on your camera???? :)
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:15 pm

mountain thyme wrote:Well done. looks a better day than the saturday! nice to see a pic of you and Kim together .. did someone show you how to use the timer on your camera???? :)


I think it was yourself, come to think of it thats the only thing i've learnt from while out on the hills :D
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Tomsie » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:15 pm

Think you got better views then us.

Although you were bit later :wink:
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby morag1 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:59 pm

A great way to start off the year - climbing a hill then going for dinner :thumbup:

I have never been up a Corbett and wonder if this would be suitable for my first? Dont really want to travel too far from Edinburgh

Happy new Year to you, Kim and Corbett Clare
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Kim Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:42 pm

Very nice start to 2012. Relieved to see no mention of the old 'negative vibes' on this one. Phew!

did someone show you how to use the timer on your camera????
Nice bit of guiding with that technical challenge! :D
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:07 pm

Tomsie wrote:Think you got better views then us.

Although you were bit later :wink:


Yeah that was due to me going out on the 31st and picking up a wee strain, needed to find a wee short one to keep in Kims good books after promising her a Munro with you guys :D
morag1 wrote:A great way to start off the year - climbing a hill then going for dinner :thumbup:

I have never been up a Corbett and wonder if this would be suitable for my first? Dont really want to travel too far from Edinburgh

Happy new Year to you, Kim and Corbett Clare


Thanks Morag All the Best to you also. The walk was on me the dinner was on Kim, thanks Kimbo :thumbup: As for the walk it would be ideal as a first Corbett due to it being such a short walk and not very steep either, there are no paths that i saw and the ground was a bit boggy. The only stumbling block is getting there as, as i said the road up isn't the best though you could try from the north although it is a bit longer but a very nice drive in the summer.
Kim Corbett wrote:Very nice start to 2012. Relieved to see no mention of the old 'negative vibes' on this one. Phew!


Negative vibes? What are those? :lol:
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby malky_c » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:05 pm

A better day than I thought it would be!

Not bad - I keep meaning to do this on the way home from a longer walk in Glen Lyon, but never have the energy.
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:05 am

A nice walk to fit on on the first - certainly looks blowy but at least dry. No way would I be allowed to get away out yesterday or today so am somewhat jealous. Happy new year ! cheers :D
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Alastair S » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:43 am

Looks like a decent way to start the year - better views than the forecast would have us believe. Although those packs look awfully big for a 2hr jaunt :lol:
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:25 pm

malky_c wrote:A better day than I thought it would be!

Not bad - I keep meaning to do this on the way home from a longer walk in Glen Lyon, but never have the energy.


Cheers we got lucky with the break in the weather 8)

rockhopper wrote:A nice walk to fit on on the first - certainly looks blowy but at least dry. No way would I be allowed to get away out yesterday or today so am somewhat jealous. Happy new year ! cheers :D


Thanks all the best :)

Alastair S wrote:Looks like a decent way to start the year - better views than the forecast would have us believe. Although those packs look awfully big for a 2hr jaunt :lol:


Cheers, yeah big and heavy....not. Thats the winter rucksacks though we did empty them, next time we will just take the one and Kim can carry it :lol:
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:26 pm

did someone show you how to use the timer on your camera????
Nice bit of guiding with that technical challenge! :D[/quote]
:D
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:37 pm

mountain thyme wrote:
did someone show you how to use the timer on your camera????
Nice bit of guiding with that technical challenge! :D

:D[/quote]

:thumbup:
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby mountain thyme » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:44 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:
mountain thyme wrote:Well done. looks a better day than the saturday! nice to see a pic of you and Kim together .. did someone show you how to use the timer on your camera???? :)


I think it was yourself, come to think of it thats the only thing i've learnt from while out on the hills :D


Youre always learning while youre oot on the hills with me johnny :D I will need to start charging you for my advice!
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Re: Meall nan Subh on the 1st

Postby Graeme D » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:12 pm

Useful info JC. Cheers. I have a notion to combine this with the Killin Graham of Creag Gharbh (driving inbetween obviously :lol: ) later on this year. What I wasn't sure about was the best way to access the Corbett in the car.
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