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Ceud / 100 on Meall na Aighean
by 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
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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
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
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
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
This top gets the prize for the strangest cárn myself and "an cu" have come across to date .........
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 !
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
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
- An Cu air a mhullach
by mrssanta » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:39 pm
the stories are interesting as well.
by robertphillips » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:25 am
by jonny616 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:29 am
by rockhopper » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:46 pm
by kevsbald » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:38 pm
by 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.
by Collaciotach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:29 pm
robertphillips wrote:Well done on reaching your 100 didnt take long.
haha thanks Robert and 282 eh whats your finale ?
by Collaciotach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:31 pm
kevsbald wrote:Well done that man! On the home straight now...
Thanks Kev long home straight
by Collaciotach » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:33 pm
rockhopper wrote:Meal do naidheachd! and an interesting read. Glad you saw a lot more than I did on these hills having spent the day in clag - cheers
Moran tiang a bhalaich .. aye i enjoyed the round and the views first for a few weeks !
by Bod » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:17 am
A great feeling and one to remember.....next it's half way!
by pollyh33 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:06 am
Cracking report too
by robertphillips » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:29 pm
by L-Hiking » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:40 pm