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Creise 2012

Creise 2012


Postby JonAksel » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:50 pm

Munros included on this walk: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh

Date walked: 29/07/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 10.5 km

Ascent: 1001m

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On Saturday I was just strolling around in Glasgow. All of a sudden I found myself walking out of a shop with a brand new aircooled backpack designed for daytrips in hand. From now on I will have to limit myself to 26 litres of equipment on a daytrip, and I am happy with that. I can still take my thermos and lunchpack. The backpack has a decent distance between the back and the pack. So in case of any sign of sweat there, it will instantly be aired out. I feel like I will go like a mountain hare up the hills after this day. It has to be tested.
The weather on Sunday wasn't trustable so I had a plan A and B about where to go. Plan B was the two Munros east of Ben Challum. I have read that there is so boggy anyway so..... But when I arrived Crianlarich I decided to go for plan A:
It was temptating to take the chairlift up to gain some height. I saw some mountain bikers do it, but I refrained from it and sticked to the plan to go an anticlockwise round.
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I could enjoy a mile of sunny weather through the bogs.
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When I came to the first corner into Glen Etive the rain started.
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That makes the waterfalls to be nice.
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Meall a'Bhuiridh in silver light.
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My little scramble challenge of the day. Just designed for static climbers like me. I loved it.
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Tough life on the hills.
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Some features of Stob a' Ghlais Choire.
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I was happy to bag that Munro top.
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This is the view over Glen Etive to another biggie. Stob Dearg.
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Fog on Creise.
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How small that wee Corbett looks in this environment. I saved Beinn Mhic Chasgaig till later for the Corbett round.
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View from the bealach W of Meall a'Bhuiridh:
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Two snow patches remain at Clach Leathad.
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The same patches seen from the eastern ridge of Meall a' Bhuiridh.
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Some more Munros to be climbed up North.
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Over the hill.
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I was amazed by the views from the slalom track.
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I sat down and counted the Mamores.
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Schiehallion. (A little zoomed).
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Some Munro hills in the South.
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I wish skiing was allowed. Could be down in a minute..., if it was winter..., if snow...
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A wee work-party and Scotland is ready to host the Winter Olympics.
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Health and safety allways come first.
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Stob Dearg again.
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Creise without fog.
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The last part is steep. But my bag is easy. And the knees are good. Bag? I feel with my hand on the back to confirm that it's still there.
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The staff at the cafe down there is very friendly, and I was served a baked potato with some beans.
Delicious after a double Munro trip.
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You can enjoy the Munro from the window too. Just take a good book.
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Or you can stay in a drum:
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Wooden skis on the wall.
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Backview to Glen Etive. It's raining again.
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The first time I saw these hills, they had snow patterns on the sides and I was going to climb Ben Nevis.
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I found this old picture from 2011, with very different weather conditions.
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On the way home I spotted three West Highland Wayers in the hillsides north of Tyndrum.
Heavy bags? I have been there. Stay strong.
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Last edited by JonAksel on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Creise 2012

Postby dogplodder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:59 am

Hoping to do these two this year so this is a useful report for me. You have some great photos.

Glad you're enjoying the new bag. My airflow one transformed my walking more than anything. When I think of the years I suffered with a constantly wet back! :( :lol:
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Re: Creise 2012

Postby Fudgie » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:52 am

Thats a good read and you're the first person I've noticed go the opposite way from the route described on here. I'll be keeping that one in mind so thanks for posting :thumbup:
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Re: Creise 2012

Postby basscadet » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:31 am

Lovely waterfall shots :clap:
Still have to do these, and your report has moved them up the hit list somewhat :D
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