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Sunset on Meall Glas 2012

Sunset on Meall Glas 2012


Postby JonAksel » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:07 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Glas

Date walked: 08/08/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 12.9 km

Ascent: 866m

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Sunday is my usual Munro-bagging day. I was just taking some rubbish to the bin, I know that's maybe not a good Sunday activity but.. I was not aware of the weather. I gave up the project since the sidewalk was flooded, and I didn't reach my destination around the corner. I returned to the armchair and the buttocks were glued to the chair the rest of the day as the eyes followed the olympics.
Tuesday the weather changed and I started to think about an evening trip to a Munro. Common sence won. It's far to drive.
Wednesday the same good weather, body very rotten now. Being inspired by all the olympics I decided to let the body have some exercise and relief from the training abstinence.
The route:

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On your marks. Set.
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I have heard so many boggy stories about this mountain. The Munro guide books are competing about criticising the mountain for being allocated where it is. I will have to fly over the bogs tonight, because i didn't bring my gore-tex.

These are the famous bogs. It wasn't that bad. It's possible to cross. There are no bottomless sumps.
View of Ben More and the rest of the Crianlarich Hills.
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Sgiath Chull. I will unfortunately not have time for a double tonight. I will bag it later.
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Some crags on the way up.
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The first thing I saw from the summit was the famous profile of Ben Nevis, very far up North.
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Whereever I turned there was a breathtaking view.
Ben Lawers somewhere there in the horizon.
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Ben Vorlich, Stuc a'Chroin and Beinn Each.
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Ben More again.
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Crianlarich Hills and Arrochar Alps.
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Arrochar Alps and Tyndrum Hills.
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Ben Challum. I am wondering which mountain that little peak between the two summits of Ben Challum is.
It's far west.
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Sunset I.
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Sunset II.
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Even on short trips..
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Sunset III.
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The summit cairn.
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Sunset IV
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But the time before dark is limited now and I have to jog back to Auchessan farm. This is a Corbett called
Beinn nan Imirean. No time to go there now.
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Back to the car at 2200. Just before dark.
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I am sorry for the condense stripes and everything, but the LCD-window of the camera failed, and I didn't actually see what I am taking photos of. I didn't know if it would be photos at all. But the snapping part is working.
Let's hope the defect part is replacable. Otherwise I have taken more than 10000 photos with it since 2007 so it will be about a pence for each photo. Maybe my Nikon Coolpix S200 has reached end of life...

Nice training anyway.
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Re: Sunset on Meall Glas 2012

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:02 pm

JonAksel wrote: The Munro guide books are competing about criticising the mountain for being allocated where it is.

Yes, this poor hill seems to get universally bad P.R. - it isn't really as bad as its reputation. Maybe someone should attempt to rehabilitate it with a "Wicked"-style musical or something, about Meall Glas's secret friendship with Liathach when they were both at Uni :lol: ... Gregory Maguire, watch this space.
I did it from the north with Sgiath Chuill which was actually a more interesting route I'd say and a pleasant enough day's walking - it was cloudy though and I got no views. Nice to see some pretty photos of what it actually looks like :clap: .
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Re: Sunset on Meall Glas 2012

Postby GraemeMac » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:08 pm

brilliant pics, its moments like this that I do this crazy hill walking malarkey for :D
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