Epic day in Glen Lyon
by fipriestley » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:04 am
Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain
Corbetts included on this walk: Sron a'Choire Chnapanich
Date walked: 03/03/2012
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Didn't hang about at the summit, even for a photo, but carried on parallel with Loch an Daimh to find a more sheltered spot for lunch. Clouds moved around quickly, making views come and go as if they were stage curtains, until they pretty much cleared and the sun came out as we headed across the pathless, marshy, peat bogs for the Corbett.
The wind wasn't so bad at the top of the Corbett, but I hadn't quite appreciated 'picking up' the next Munro meant heading back down to the loch and starting the climb all over again Still no paths on this hill, so it just meant going straight down, across the flat at the end of the loch then heading straight back up the other side... By this time my knees and soles of my feet were reminding me I'd just spent almost 6hrs in heels without sitting down Luckily my brain hadn't quite registered the <3hrs sleep I then had before setting off on this outing!
Choosing to see the next Munro as the way back to the car (so close anyway, no point in even considering the easier option of walking back along the side of the loch!) The start of the final ascent was really tough though! Very steep, no path, through patches of heather, and the rain came back on
Must have been close to 5pm when we reached Meall Buidhe summit. The clag was back and the wind was up again, so we quickly headed back towards the car at the dam. The path disappeared after a short time but it was straightforward, although very boggy, getting back down. Made it without head torches but by the time we were changed and ready to drive off it was nightfall. HUGE sense of achievement with this mammoth outing but I was definitely ready to go for a Lyon down!
by chickadee » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:06 am
by andyfitz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:12 am
I've been meaning to get round to this walk for ages. Looks much better than doing the Munros from the dam.
Enjoyed the report.
by rockhopper » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:35 am
by quoman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:42 am
It sure is a big walk, plus the bog when you start to go down Stuchd an Lochain then round to the corbett
goes on for ages, done the same route as you last year.
As has been said makes a nice round rather than bagging both munros from the Dam. Looks like a tough ascent up the second munro
by smiffysmc » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:05 pm
by scoob999 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:46 pm
Have your boots dried out yet
by fipriestley » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:53 pm
Still using the gortex liners Scoob - my feet stayed dry! Boots will be dried out in plenty time for this weekend
by bobble_hat_kenny » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:19 pm