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Meall Chuaich stroll

Meall Chuaich stroll


Postby Frigate » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:57 pm

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 01/09/2012

Time taken: 4.83 hours

Distance: 14.4 km

Ascent: 639m

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Supposed to drop the ladies at Tyndrum to walk the WHW as far as Inveroran whilst I climbed the corbetts Beinn Bhreac-liath and Beinn Udlaidh. The weather report was not good so decided to head east, choice between Beinn dearg or Meall Chuaich, MC won as it was raining when passing Blair.


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Don't they look keen


Simple walk in following the aqueduct and up to the private hunting bothy, cross the stream and follow the path uphill. Couple of boggy sections on the way up which caused no problems however on the way down we took it in turns to each lose a leg in the mire.

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Roadway along the aqueduct

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MC in view


Shooting could be heard from Coire nan Deargcag as we passed but we had not seen any warning signs.

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Coire Nan Deargcag

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Loch Cuaich


As we started walking the surrounding tops were shrouded in cloud and rain showers but the strong wind cleared them. The wind increased in strength at height and multi layers were required.

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On the domed ridge

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Cloud clearing, wind strength rising

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Nearly there

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Can't see the wind but it was blowing hard

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Napkin please


On the descent we could see six vehicles and a number of people around the bothy but they had driven off by the time we arrived, lovely smell from the fire they had left banked up.

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And back again


Left the car at 10.21 and made the top at 13.00, hid behind the cairn for a 15 minute lunch break to be out the wind. Returned to the car at 15.10 for a walk time of 4 hours 55 minutes.

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Thoughts of Lager, Brandy and Brandy


Stopped at the Bothy bar Blair Atholl Hotel for a well deserved beer and brandy.

With Senga, Irene and Clippers.
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Frigate
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Re: Meall Chuaich stroll

Postby Stuart Angus » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:04 pm

Good effort, I took one look at the weather forecast on Friday and decided the pub was a better option this weekend :lol: 8)
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Re: Meall Chuaich stroll

Postby pigeon » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:17 pm

"Stopped at the Bothy Bar" whit a bunch of alkies :lol: :lol: :lol: Well done again ladies(and you too Kev) ,WHW will be a piece of cake by the time it comes round :thumbup:
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Re: Meall Chuaich stroll

Postby Frigate » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Stuart Angus wrote:Good effort, I took one look at the weather forecast on Friday and decided the pub was a better option this weekend :lol: 8)


Thanks Stuart,
I get to chauffeur the ladies whilst they have more than one as a reward
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Re: Meall Chuaich stroll

Postby Frigate » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:47 pm

pigeon wrote:"Stopped at the Bothy Bar" whit a bunch of alkies :lol: :lol: :lol: Well done again ladies(and you too Kev) ,WHW will be a piece of cake by the time it comes round :thumbup:


Get some odd looks taking the harem on the hills, drinking Irn bru is the closest I'm getting to a gender realignment.
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