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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.

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Meall Fuar-mhonaidh


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Ben Wyvis


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Loch Ness north end


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Loch Ness soth end, Ben Nevis in the distance?


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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.

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Glas-bheinn Mhor summit


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Happy chappie


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Meall Fuar-mhonaidh from Glas-bheinn Mhor


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Westerly views


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Westerly zoomed


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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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