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Meall a'Bhuiridh & Creise

Meall a'Bhuiridh & Creise


Postby thand » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:20 pm

Route description: Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Ski centre

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

Date walked: 24/11/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

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A relatively late start from Aberdeen, picking Brad up at 6, I'd been delayed at Heathrow the night before but it is always so esy to get up for a walk when the skies are blue.

Soon we were heading past Loch Earn taking in the views and getting hyper over about our first winter walk of the season.
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Loch Earn

Reached the car park at the ski centre at about half nine, just in time to see the walkhighlands winter meet escape party make a break for it. Suited and booted we were off up the steep initial climb to the snow line.

Once in the snow the views opened up and the hill slackened off. Really enjoyed the way the bronze of the moor set off against the snow line below us.
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Ignore the ski tow
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Snow does funny things to Brad
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Old Daneseian's Famous Five


We caught the group near to the summit and spent a few minutes taking photos and swapping cameras with them (cheers guys) before heading off down the ridge to Criese.
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MEall a'Bhuiridh summit

The WH party went ahead as we stopped for a well deserved sandwich and cocoa (its a tough life), before heading off again. We met another party of brave souls coming down from Creise who had climbed via the other end of the hill. Apparently it was a little hairy so decided to stick with the plan of heading back over Ma'B.
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Back to Meall a'Bhuiridh


Soon we got to the fun little scrambly bit and before we new it we were on top of Criese admiring the views as they moved in and out of the cloud. More swapping of cameras and we headed back down to the car before dark.
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Dramatic views
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Creise summit
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Its nearly beer o'clock
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Great first walk of the winter season and my introduction to Geln Coe!!! :clap:
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Re: Meall a'Bhuiridh & Creise

Postby old danensian » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:00 am

Good to meet up guys - and interesting to see that Brad's macho bare arms attempt didn't last long.

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