Vik inhaler not required for Meagaidh
by kevsbald » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:57 pm
Route description: Creag Meagaidh circuit
Munros included on this walk: Creag Meagaidh
Date walked: 30/03/2012
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 16 km
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When I arrived at the cairn, the views were far with Schiehallion to the South-East, Nevis and beyond. I spoke briefly to a couple and the chap could be me in 20 years. He took the joke well but asked me my name just to make sure I wasn't a donor child I presume. I bad them farewell and galloped over towards the cliffs. Taking Meagaidh in from this angle, really does it justice and I sat out on a couple of the airy tops beside some small cairns, erected by the more courageous (or daft). At this point, a partner in crime would be useful but I wasn't going to try a 10-second shot and run for the vertiginous perch just in case I flew off the end - what a photo that would be.
The trek back to the car felt like a bit of an anti-climax after the grandeur of what had gone before but I still had the Walkhighlands meet to look forward to. Furthermore, the Vik inhaler was no longer needed - Scotland isn't a bad place after all, is it?
by dooterbang » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:08 pm
Looking at that 1st photo....i think i would have stayed put!!
Nice wee circuit.
by mrssanta » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:08 pm
by Graeme D » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:42 pm
by kevsbald » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:50 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:52 pm
by Graeme D » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:56 pm
kevsbald wrote:At least I got Gasherbrum question right! Always good to see you mate - let's do Le Bhrotain for a night with Le Livet!
Mais oui, mais oui!
by Collaciotach » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:06 pm
by SMRussell » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:07 pm
Did this just the other weekend Creag Meagaidh was my 50th - my iced over foot prints may well appear in the "Approach to the summit" snap. I was so impressed with the views during our trip I gave the Grey Corries and Mams a quick bow of respect.
by Gable Gable End » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:00 am
by quoman » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:43 am
by Sabbathstevie » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:31 pm
How did you find the descent via Sron a' Ghoire? I had wondered if a good circuit might be to miss out the low level part altogether and ascend via the route as per WH description but descend via your route here...
by jimandandrea » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:10 pm
Looks like you managed to get over your withdrawal from Iceland. Although I have to say and I am sure you will agree when the sun shines in Scotland there is no where better.
by Alan S » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:14 pm
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