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Glen Lochay south ridge

Glen Lochay south ridge


Postby Frigate » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:12 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chuil

Date walked: 07/04/2012

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 19.5 km

Ascent: 1309m

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Sgiath Chuil and Meall Glas from Glen Lochay with Ian Bayne and the dug Jake.


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A quiet walk today with only two of the team present and of course Jake.
Met at the car park at Kenknock at 08.30 and set off following the track up the pipeline. Car park empty but then we had passed about twenty vehicles/camp sites spread up the glen road from Killin.
From the pipeline overflow bunker followed the Alt Innisdaimh to the waterfall but did not cross by the dam but edged around the gorge to see the waterfall.
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Waterfall above the dam

Then gaining the ridge walked up to the top at Meall a Churain and over to Sgiath Chuil.
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Up the ridge to Meall a Churain

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Beinn Cheataich from the ridge

Stopped for photos, a snack and to plann the route across to Meall Glas. Brisk wind but views clear, small rain/snow shower.
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Beinn Cheathaich from Meall a Chuil, planning the route

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Meall Eoghainn to the east of Sgiath Chuil, with 8 tops over 800m, would make a good circular walk

Walked down to the bealach from the center top, down the steep slope through the boulders/small crags, as we descended noted clag forming/ clouds lowering.

We traversed the south front of Bienn Cheathaich via Coire na Saobhaidhe until a slight ridge running up below 908 top, then straight up through the small crags. Up to this point we had not spotted any other walkers but as we gained the ridge path 'poof' eleven people appeared.
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Meall Glas clag coming

Reached the summit cairn of Meall Glas and had a spot of lunch whilst waiting for the cloud to clear and debated trying for Beinn nam Imirean.
No sign of the clouds clearing so 'home james' along the ridge and over Beinn Cheathaich dropping down the ridge to hit the vehicle track and follow it to Lubchurran cottage and the ford.

Pleasant walk back to the carpark serenaded by the cows at Kenknock farm as they spotted Jake and called in their young calves.
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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:41 pm

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Frigate wrote:Sgiath Chuil and Meall Glas from Glen Lochay with Ian Bayne and the dug Jake.

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A quiet walk today with only two of the team present and of course Jake.
Met at the car park at Kenknock at 08.30 and set off following the track up the pipeline. Car park empty but then we had passed about twenty vehicles/camp sites spread up the glen road from Killin.
From the pipeline overflow bunker followed the Alt Innisdaimh to the waterfall but did not cross by the dam but edged around the gorge to see the waterfall.
The attachment IMG00068.jpg is no longer available

Then gaining the ridge walked up to the top at Meall a Churain and over to Sgiath Chuil.
The attachment IMG00069.jpg is no longer available

The attachment IMG00070.jpg is no longer available

Stopped for photos, a snack and to plann the route across to Meall Glas. Brisk wind but views clear, small rain/snow shower.
The attachment IMG00071.jpg is no longer available

The attachment IMG00072.jpg is no longer available

Walked down to the bealach from the center top, down the steep slope through the boulders/small crags, as we descended noted clag forming/ clouds lowering.

We traversed the south front of Bienn Cheathaich via Coire na Saobhaidhe until a slight ridge running up below 908 top, then straight up through the small crags. Up to this point we had not spotted any other walkers but as we gained the ridge path 'poof' eleven people appeared.
The attachment IMG00073.jpg is no longer available

Reached the summit cairn of Meall Glas and had a spot of lunch whilst waiting for the cloud to clear and debated trying for Beinn nam Imirean.
No sign of the clouds clearing so 'home james' along the ridge and over Beinn Cheathaich dropping down the ridge to hit the vehicle track and follow it to Lubchurran cottage and the ford.

Pleasant walk back to the carpark serenaded by the cows at Kenknock farm as they spotted Jake and called in their young calves.
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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby Frigate » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:56 pm

One photo up successfully, just add the rest, no need to quote, attach them in a reply
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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:03 pm

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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:06 pm

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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:09 pm

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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby Ian Bayne » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:16 pm

It was a good day out nearly there on this report writing just pressing and hoping good report
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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby pigeon » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:09 pm

Nice one lads ,looks a decent day :thumbup:
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Re: Glen Lochay south ridge

Postby Huck Finn » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:14 pm

Good report, the team seem to have been spread to the four winds this weekend.
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