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Another two Ronnie Corbetts in the bag
by mountain thyme » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:43 pm
Route description: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh
Corbetts included on this walk: Creag Mac Ranaich, Meall an t-Seallaidh
Date walked: 24/11/2012
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 15 km
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Today seen me walking with mgmt! his brother Stephen and 3 members of the Lomond Mountaineering Club.
Mgmt! parked at the public toilets at Lochearnhead. Walked back up the road and over the bridge and turned left onto the main road, the A84. Crossed the road and headed up the path signposted for Balquiddar and Killin cycle route. Passed the church on the left and followed the track up passed some houses.
Where the first track splits signposted Balquiddar and Killin cycle path, we turned right and headed under the bridge and up the steep, slight zig zag track to where it splits again. Here we headed left through the gate and followed the track straight ahead. Just before the bridge we headed left through a wooden gate and over that bridge.
The track is a great route all the way up to about 600metres. Just as the track passes over a small stream which is easily missed, we left the track and headed north east up through some crags. The snow was deep and slippy on occasions but a fairly straightforward climb.
After reaching the plateau and passing two small lochans we headed northeast up to the summit. Reached the summit in 2hours 45 minutes. Quick group picture at the summit. Headed back down and sheltered behind some rocks and stopped for lunch. Donned further clothing as it was cold as we stopped.
Retraced our footprints back down to the bealach between Crag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh.
From here we headed southwest up to just before the lochan.
From here we headed south up to Cam Chreag and then approx 60 metres down towards a lochan and then continued south, where an easy climb takes you up to the summit of Meall an t-Seallaidh.
This summit corbett was mgmt!s 50th. Corbett that is… although its no long to his actual 50th birthday We stopped for a summit pic of mgmt with his Ronnie Corbett bag and celebrated with a wee cake…don’t know who opened it and stole a bit.
From the summit headed east down the easy slopes to pick up the track again and followed the track back to the main road. As we headed down the slopes cracking views were seen over to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin.
The very last part of the walk was in the dark.
Good day out. No views at the summits but conditions were dry.
Back to the car in 7hours .
Thanks to mgmt! for driving
love the Ronnie Corbett bag
by ChrisW » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:58 pm
by pigeon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:02 pm
by mgmt! » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:47 pm
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by Bod » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:39 am
by Johnny Corbett » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:40 pm
by rockhopper » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:52 am
by mountain thyme » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:49 pm
morag1 wrote:Nice report Mountain Thyme and congratulations to Mgmt! for reaching his 50th
love the Ronnie Corbett bag
thanks Morag. He doesnt look 50 (from the back anyhow)
ChrisW wrote:A wee cracker MT, your "what is it" pic is a very wet dead mole some lovely wintry shots there did you find out who stole the bit of cake...... .......
we thought it was a mole... but looked very small. No didnt find out who nicked the bit of cake
pigeon wrote:Good stuff MT,another walk we have been saving for winter ,hope to get round to it soon.Not sure if it's best tackling them from Balquidher or Lochearnhead though Looks like you lot had a good laugh despite the weather
Thanks pigeon.. its a great track most of the way from Lochearnhead
mgmt! wrote:nice report mountain thyme, the ronnie corbett bag was presented to me at the lomond mc annual cielidh, to noise me up for corbett bagging !! what are the like so i had to take it up a corbett or 2, thanks for the cake ( half eaten soren ) and no worries about the driving, im sure you will take a turn one year
cheers m....i will ..but its hard going having to plan, drive and lead
Bod wrote:The mighty corbetteers! Well done nice report there
Johnny Corbett wrote:Nice one folks and well done to Michael on his 50th. I'll get you a bag with me on it for your 100th, by that time i'll have compleated
cheers... compleated what ?? your pieces ??
rockhopper wrote:nice one MT despite the lack of views and well done to Mgt on his 50th - good to see you're still getting a helping hand from Mgt, the club and JohnnyC - cheers
cheers RH...they would have you believe they help me!! guys and their male pride