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Meall Bhuide in the snow

Meall Bhuide in the snow


Postby nzt2011 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:42 pm

Route description: Meall Buidhe

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 01/12/2012

Time taken: 3.5 hours

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For a nice change, didn't have to get up in darkness to do this hill, so a semi long lie in and a wee saunter up in the car meant myself and Joyce were at the start point just before 12noon. Met by a large number of deer mulling around, quick jump into the boot to get the camera and .....no SD card! Not the first time i've done this and won't be the last, so had to rely on my phone camera but they turned out pretty good considering.
Quite an easy start up the initial slope and levelled out into a foot deep snow in places which made the going a bit slower. But made it to the summit in about 2hrs after a lunch stop as looked pretty exposed up top. And what views!! The colour on the hills was amazing, pinks, whites, yellows...well seeing as I'm colour blind they could have been anything but still pleasing to the eye :D
Back down was great fun, took a few tumbles in the deep snow as we crossed the peat hags which were all filled in with the white stuff. Back at the car at half 3 and was sad to leave the hill behind....looks like a boggy mess normally, but definitely worth a visit in winter time.
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Re: Meall Bhuide in the snow

Postby robertphillips » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:31 pm

Nothing like a good short walk in the snow good report. :lol:
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Re: Meall Bhuide in the snow

Postby Graeme D » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Those deer still hanging out there in large numbers???? 8) That's a stonking view down Loch an Diamh in the second shot. Definitely one for a winter outing this one!
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Re: Meall Bhuide in the snow

Postby Fudgie » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:35 pm

Graeme D wrote:Those deer still hanging out there in large numbers???? 8) That's a stonking view down Loch an Diamh in the second shot. Definitely one for a winter outing this one!


I agree, that is a cracking picture but having tried and failed to get up the Lawers road in the winter once before I might leave this for slightly warmer weather :lol:
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Re: Meall Bhuide in the snow

Postby nzt2011 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:47 pm

Fudgie wrote:
Graeme D wrote:Those deer still hanging out there in large numbers???? 8) That's a stonking view down Loch an Diamh in the second shot. Definitely one for a winter outing this one!


I agree, that is a cracking picture but having tried and failed to get up the Lawers road in the winter once before I might leave this for slightly warmer weather :lol:


Fudgie, I also failed on the Lawers road! Wheels were slipping a bot even at the start so gave up and went the long way round via Invervar, fairly straight road and only a few icy patches albeit a lot longer! Added on another half hour i reckon
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