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Meall Ghaordie

Meall Ghaordie


Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:50 pm

Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 07/01/2012

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 823m

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Had looked for a munro / corbett combination to keep all happy and decided on Meall Ghaordie nd Beinn Nan Oighreag from Glen Lochay. Video of day here [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVXAGtwGVQ&feature=BFa&list=ULk3d2uBf5UfQ&lf=mfu_in_order[/youtube]

Decided to head up munro first and then onto corbett. Forecast for the day was for sunny spells with cloud base rising - however this was to be associated with very windy conditions on ridges and summits!!! Snow level was around 600m so it was soggy going until this point.

A rainbow on way up to sheiling before striking onto the SE ridge of Meall Ghaordie
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Rainbow on route to ridge


As we gained hight the ground got a little firmer as we reached and passed the snow line- some pics of us trudging our way up SE ridge!!
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walking up SE ridge

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snowline reached


As we got higher the wind was really picking up and wisping the snow about- time for axes and goggles!!!
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final push


We finally reached the summit and it was so windy we could hardly stand upright!! Some pics on summit
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summit - windy


We still thought the Corbett was an option so we headed of the summit in a ENE direction droppping onto a spurr then lookingfor a way down to the Allt na lolaire.
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descent down Allt na lolaire

However time was not on our side and we did not fancy a night walk with head torches on this terrain - so back to car!!
It was a long trudge through the wet snow, often loosing feet into bogs undert he snow and tripping on outcrops of heather!! Howevr finally got bck to car and headed to Fall of Dochart for a pint - however the pub was closed s had to mae do with pics of the white water instead!!!
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Stye!!

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Re: Meall Ghaordie

Postby mrssanta » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:58 pm

superb atmospheric pictures there
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Re: Meall Ghaordie

Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:03 pm

Thanks - it was first outing for my new camera!!
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Re: Meall Ghaordie

Postby Fudgie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:04 pm

The expression on someones face at the summit illustrates just how windy it was :D
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Re: Meall Ghaordie

Postby quoman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:04 pm

Very nice report and a good video to go with it

Like the face of the guy in the blue jacket :lol: :lol: he looks cold.
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Re: Meall Ghaordie

Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:14 pm

Yeah - that expression says - stop taking pictur and lets go!!
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