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Sgiath Chuil & Meall Glas
by bharr » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:23 pm
Route description: Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil from Glen Dochart
Munros included on this walk: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chuil
Date walked: 01/06/2013
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 15.75 km
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On the approach both Munro's looked quite uninspiring but I was to be pleasantly surprised once I started the walk. The walk was also a more strenuous trek than I envisaged with few tracks, quite a bit of boggy ground and a number of steep ascents and descents.
We started off in glorious sunshine but knew from the forecast that was only going to last a few hours.
As we set off we could see great views of Ben More towering over the landscape.
As we headed up past the farm the path soon came to an end and we headed along the stream where we got some great views of both Munros we were climbing today.
Very soon after crossing the bridge we came to the Dam then it was time to start the climb up Sgiath Chuil
Before long we started heading up the right hand side of the mountain without finding any discernible track. As we started the climb the weather started to close in and we could see the clouds coming over Ben More.
After a few steep sections we finally got to the top and our first Munro of the day
We decided to walk on another few hundred yards and have lunch at Meall a Churain and plan our next move. We decided to head for the right side of the mountain where, although steep in places seemed to be the most forgiving route. After another path less climb we reached Beinn Cheathaich before heading on a further kilometre to reach Meall Glas and our second Munro of the day.
Typically within 20 minutes of leaving Meall Glas the weather started to clear and again we could see some glorious views and some interesting sights.
After a bit of trudge through some boggy land we were back at the farmhouse and 8 hours later our day was complete.
Again a special mention to my daughter Morgan who completed her 2nd and 3rd Munros in only her 2nd walk in much more challenging conditions. A great, fulfilling, challenging and as you can see from below tiring day
by coachmacca » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:49 pm
by mr_ash_37 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:04 pm
by jmarkb » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:07 pm
mr_ash_37 wrote:what side did you start from please planning to do this next tues and very worried about bogs
The Glen Lochay approach is definitely less boggy, though maybe best avoided if the river is in spate!
by alfie » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:22 pm
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