walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

first one of the year(Meall Buide)

first one of the year(Meall Buide)


Postby peter@caltonathletic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:19 pm

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

Date walked: 04/01/2013

Time taken: 2 hours

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

DSCN0007[1].JPG
me at the top not staying around for long
Alwright fellow hillwalkers, it's been a while since I've been aloud oot to play through either work commitments the kids or the weather.Myself and Donny decided to do a wee easy one to brake us back in we headed for Meall Buidhe up at Glen Lyon.We set of at 6am from Glasgow in the dark I'll no lie I was getting a bit tired going through the Ben Lawyers range and that's the bit you don't want to get tired at.I've read on a couple of reports how easy it is to miss the turning off to go down to loch Dhamm but Donny kept me right. we got there 8.30am and had a coffee and set of at 9.A wee trudge up and before you know it we were almost there.There was a couple of boggy bits still a bit of snow and ice but as we got to the first cairn the real obsticale became the wind it said on the mwis that it would get up to 50mph but it seemed a lot stronger than that a quick drink and we started heading back.We bumped into a couple of guy's on the way down just a casual nod to each other and heid down and get on way it,as we got further down the wind subsided we got to the muddy bog again and didn't know wether to take the high or low path we opted for low and just carried on it took us a wee bit away from were we came up but we contoured round and seen the car and two figures on the way down when we got down to the car it was the two lads we'd passed on the way down we asked how they got down so fast they said they just went straight down maybe the high path was a better option.Back at the car for 11.30 and a 2h30mins drive home like I say first one of the year hopefully a lot more to come.
DSCN0007[1].JPG
me at the top not staying around for long
DSCN0007[1].JPG
me at the top not staying around for long
DSCN0007[1].JPG
me at the top not staying around for long
Attachments
DSCN0010[1].JPG
me again none of the poor donny fellow ment to say he had a touch of the flu aswell but still came oot proud of him!
DSCN0009[1].JPG
a look over the loch
peter@caltonathletic
Hill Bagger
 
Posts: 30
Munros:111   Corbetts:1
Joined: Feb 11, 2011

Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


Walkhighlands community forum is now advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Collaciotach, dav2930, Fletcherswood, Mike Brown, shona_88, subbie and 71 guests