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Meall nan Eagan

Meall nan Eagan


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:22 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Meall nan Eagan

Date walked: 06/12/2013

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 8.66 km

Ascent: 318m

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I was heading off to Lochgarry for the club Christmas meet, but it was always the intention to pick up something en route on the Friday had the weather been kind. Heading towards Dalwhinnie and the sun was out and there was blue skies above so why go too far West if the weather here was top class for a wee hill walk. I had read earlier in the week on WH that Black Panther had done Meall nan Eagan and I thought this would suit the bill perfectly so parked the car at the quarry entrance on the A889 just on the outskirts of Dalwhinnie.

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Start at the entrance of a private road on the opposite side from the quarry there is a Right of Way sign for the old drovers road to Feagour
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After passing a tree plantation on the right the glen opens out, soon a cattle grid is passed and the Lodge House comes into view, the walking in the light covering of fresh loose snow was easy and made for quick walking along the track. I was to be following the route that BP took at the early stages of the walk and was looking for any evidence of a black panther in the fresh snow
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YES! Black Panther must have come this way!
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Getting closer to the lodge I spotted some deer, but I was to be taking the left fork in the track taking me away from the lodge but not crossing the burn on my left
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Looking back to where I started I can see the Munro of Meall Chuaich and the Graham of Creag Ruadh
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The first sighting of Meall nan Eagan
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I stayed on the track to the North of the burn and when that stopped I continued on a feint path, then track when the track from the other side of the burn crossed over. Keeping the burn on my left I continued over tussocky ground, not too wet and not too difficult to walk on and headed straight up the East shoulder of Meall nan Eagan, nothing very steep and difficult
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View over Loch Caoldair from the shoulder
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View from the summit with Creag Meagaidh, Binnein Shuas and Binnein Shios
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Summit view with the Ben Alder group in the background
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Summit view down the Allt an t- Sluice
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Zoom of the gully at the rear of the Fara at Dirc Mhor
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On the return journey with the Lodge in foreground and Meall Chuaich in the background
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Re: Meall nan Eagan

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:47 pm

Aah, what a difference in only a few days! When we did it there was no snow anywhere, not even on the summit. But I guess it's all melted again by now... My digi-temp showing 11*C in Beauly today. You were lucky to catch a wintry moment on this hill :D :D

I wonder who made the "BP" signs in the snow :problem: :problem:
Cheers :D
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Re: Meall nan Eagan

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:20 am

BlackPanther wrote:Aah, what a difference in only a few days! When we did it there was no snow anywhere, not even on the summit. But I guess it's all melted again by now... My digi-temp showing 11*C in Beauly today. You were lucky to catch a wintry moment on this hill :D :D

I wonder who made the "BP" signs in the snow :problem: :problem:
Cheers :D

What a difference a day makes on the Friday the car temp did not rise above zero and the following day it must have been six or seven degrees. One good thing about a wee coating of snow is that the tracks you saw caused by the pylon construction teams were somewhat obliterated :) and that was one of the reasons of staying fairly low down in the Glen and not heading for the route you took as I did not want to see all that mess shown on your photographs. It just goes to show how useful the WH users TRs are in deciding a route, no book would would tell you these things. :D :D So thanks again for posting :D I must follow in BP's footsteps again!
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Re: Meall nan Eagan

Postby AbbsFooty » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:58 am

Great report The rodmiester yet again! Lucky to have snow! :)
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