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Meall na Leitreach

Meall na Leitreach


Postby mountain thyme » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:56 pm

Route description: Meall na Leitreach, from Dalnaspidal

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall na Leitreach

Date walked: 15/02/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 775m

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A weekend away with the Glasgow Hillwalking Club seen me bagging this wee corbett on route to Aviemore.

Parked at the layby 76 and headed south crossing the railway bridge and down towards Dalnaspidal Lodge. We spoke with some builders renovating the lodge and seemingly it’s the same guy who owns Ben Alder Lodge who owns this one too.
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Meall na Leitreach from the layby

Headed along the path through the lodge and outbuildings, through the gate and over the bridge.
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track looking back at the lodge

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From here we headed south up the ridge towards Meall na Leitreach.
Lots of soft snow and lots of people disappearing and sinking through the soft snow.
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towards the Sow of atholl

It was an easy climb all the way up the hill, although 2 folk did gave up and headed back down early on due to health conditions.
We kept to the left of the stream which was covered in the snow, all the way up and once at the top headed west from the bealach until we reached a cairn.
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wee cairn


We stopped here to refuel for 10 minutes and then south towards the summit of Meall na Leitreach.
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summit pic

Lots of stops along the way and lunch at the top of the summit.
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summit

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group summit pic

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from the summit

From the summit we headed north to pick up the stream again and back the way we came.

Total time 4hours
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mountain thyme
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Re: Meall na Leitreach

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:17 pm

Nice one MT thats a fair group there, didn't know you knew so may people. Good to see you getting some blue sky for a change :D
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Re: Meall na Leitreach

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:29 pm

Ta mountain thyme for posting, like you I have this on my radar for doing enroute to bigger and better hills, looks a fine wee dander and by the looks of it much of the snow has dissapeared. I have held back doing it until the snow on the road down to the cottage had gone, I read Black panther's report about car getting stuck. Looks like it's fine now so maybe later this month! :)
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Re: Meall na Leitreach

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:55 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Nice one MT thats a fair group there, didn't know you knew so may people. Good to see you getting some blue sky for a change :D


Ive hunners of pals... you know that JC!

The Rodmiester wrote:Ta mountain thyme for posting, like you I have this on my radar for doing enroute to bigger and better hills, looks a fine wee dander and by the looks of it much of the snow has dissapeared. I have held back doing it until the snow on the road down to the cottage had gone, I read Black panther's report about car getting stuck. Looks like it's fine now so maybe later this month! :)


Cheers RM.. its a nice wee hill to climb :D
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