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Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean


Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:09 pm

Route description: Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)

Date walked: 01/07/2012

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1310m

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Bha e at t Iuchar nuair a toiseachd mi a'coiseachd cnuic ......

Any time i Ceilidh on Ghlinne Liomhann (Glen Lyon) i think of "Raibeart Caimbeul nan Ghlinne Liomhann" or Robert Campbell of Glen Lyon ,5th Laird of that line and Captain of the Argyll Militia levied on Glencoe on Feb 6th 1692 .

They carried out the murder of Clan Iain a Fraoich and it is said when he died in Bruges in August 1692 a drunkard and pauper that "he had Glencoe in his face".

His home was Chesthill Glen Lyon under Creag Mhor or Meall na Aighean

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Meall na Aighean Ghlinne Liomhann


I also bless the memory of the Stewart sisters especially Alexandra Stewart died at the age of ninety five in 1991, one of eight sisters, the majority of whom lived to over ninety and one, Jean, to over one hundred. When Alexandra died she was widely believed to be the last native Gaelic speaker in Perthshire. In ‘The Daughters of the Glen’ she paints an evocative picture of life in Glenlyon and some of the characters who lived there when she was a young girl, it is worth a read although it is in Beurla / English.

I chose to climb on Saturday the Ghlinne Liomhann Cárn Mairg, simply cause there are four peaks on her and that was the tally i wanted to spear for the day without traveling to far afield :)

Bha an latha tioram ach sgothach ...when we started out it was dry but dull and it being 8am when we left the car it was very quiet as we headed up the slighe

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An rathad suas


This Glen was home at various times to MacGregors ,Stewart's and Campbell's there handy work is to be seen in the remain's of sheilings which are widespread in this Braigh na Albainn :(

We made grand time up the druim with views back to "An Ghlinne" the wind was SW and sparodically clearing the tops ... until i reached 1st base :roll:

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An druim


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Air a Mhullach


Tha e neonach an "trig point" :) .... strong winds up here !

It is a quick drop N / NE and by the time we were round the back of An Sgorr the wind had started to clear the cloud off :D

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Meall is Meall moran :D


This top gets the prize for the strangest cárn myself and "an cu" have come across to date .........

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Cárn Neonach


Uill bha an Gaoith laidir is fuar ..the wind was strong and cold so we pushed on toward Cárn Mairg making grand time and keeping "an cu " under restraint as the "caoraich" or sheep were proving an irresistable pull if you pardon the pun !

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Loch Tatha is Cárn Mairg


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Sith Chaillan


We had good clear views to Sith Challain and indeed met a fine fella at the cárn, David who had this one counted as his number 200 ,a good craic was had over tea and biadh before the push onto Meall nan Aighean

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Meall nan Aighean /Creag Mhor


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Air cuil Carn Mairg


On the summit of Meall nan Aighean my 100th munro above the old country of the Caimbeulaich i congratulated myself and thought of Robert and Alexandra .......

A cheud sgeul air fear an taighe,
Is sgeul gu làth' air an aoidh.


Cheerie an drasda
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby mrssanta » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:39 pm

well done on your 100 that didn't take you long.
the stories are interesting as well.
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby robertphillips » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:25 am

Well done on reaching your 100 didnt take long. :clap:
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby jonny616 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:29 am

Well done on the Century.Nice round to do it on :clap:
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:46 pm

Meal do naidheachd! 8) :wink: and an interesting read. Glad you saw a lot more than I did on these hills having spent the day in clag - cheers :D
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby kevsbald » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:38 pm

Well done that man! On the home straight now... :roll:
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:27 pm

mrssanta wrote:well done on your 100 that didn't take you long.
the stories are interesting as well.


Thanks Mrs :D
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:29 pm

robertphillips wrote:Well done on reaching your 100 didnt take long. :clap:



haha thanks Robert and 282 eh whats your finale ?
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:31 pm

kevsbald wrote:Well done that man! On the home straight now... :roll:


Thanks Kev long home straight :)
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:33 pm

rockhopper wrote:Meal do naidheachd! 8) :wink: and an interesting read. Glad you saw a lot more than I did on these hills having spent the day in clag - cheers :D



Moran tiang a bhalaich .. aye i enjoyed the round and the views first for a few weeks !
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby Bod » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:17 am

Aye! Well done reaching your 100th Munro :wink: :D :D
A great feeling and one to remember.....next it's half way! :lol:
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby pollyh33 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:06 am

Well done young man :clap:

Cracking report too :thumbup:
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby monty » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:24 am

Nice report on C. 100 is a good milestone. well done. :D
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby robertphillips » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:29 pm

Final 1 this sunday ben vorlich arrochar hoping for good weather. :D
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Re: Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean

Postby L-Hiking » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:40 pm

Congratulations on the 100...the narrative is excellent stuff
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