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Meall Fuar-mhonaidh & Glas-bheinn Mhor - My first Grahams

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh & Glas-bheinn Mhor - My first Grahams

Postby gyles » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Glas-bheinn Mhor, Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

Date walked: 26/02/2013

Time taken: 4.75 hours

Distance: 14.4 km

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Got out today to climb my first Grahams. Trying to stay local I chose to travel towards Loch Ness and climb Meall Fuar-mhonaidh and take a diversion to take in Glas-bheinn Mhor whilst I was there.

Weather was perfect, clear blue skies, 100% visibility with no wind. It was a cold start with hard frost and ice.

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I left the car park just after 11 along the good way marked path. The summit looked fantastic in the sun. It was a fairly easy going path all the way up. It was fairly muddy in some parts but due to the conditions the mud was frozen and easy to walk over.

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

Ben Wyvis

Loch Ness north end

Loch Ness soth end, Ben Nevis in the distance?

Glas-bheinn Mhor for later

The north westerly side of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh is a steep drop so I retraced my walk back down the hill path and diverted round to find an easier drop down. I was surprised the heather wasn't particularly long, it was easy to get through. I was crossing a drainage basin to get to Glas-bheinn Mhor but fortunately because of the cold it was all frozen over. I would dread to walk through it when its thawed.

Glas-bheinn Mhor summit

Happy chappie

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh from Glas-bheinn Mhor

Westerly views

Westerly zoomed

A frozen Loch nam Breac Dearga

A great day, I really enjoyed doing these 2. Fantastic views of Loch Ness and luckily the clear skies gave a great panorama all round. One I'll come back to do again.
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Re: Meall Fuar-mhonaidh & Glas-bheinn Mhor - My first Graham

Postby dogplodder » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:08 pm

Done MF many times but not the other one so thanks for the idea. :wink:

You have some nice blue sky shots here. :D
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