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my first winter munro

my first winter munro


Postby sebastian1976 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:28 pm

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 16/02/2014

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 614m

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I've been on the winter hillwalking once before - on Ben Rinnes - a year ago (there was not so much snow). This time I decided to get some munro in winter conditions - Meall Chuiach. Because I've made decision in saturday evening didn't have a companion went just myself. A bit stressed I've left Banff about 7.00 and 2.5 hours later was on a lay-by marked 94, left the car and strarted to climb. The weather was just perfect.

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Meall Chuiach

Creag Ruadh.JPG
Creag Ruadh

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looking west with Loch Cuaich on the first plan.JPG

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poor visibility.JPG

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met group of walkers.JPG

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Finally I survived. Looking forward for more winter walks!
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Re: my first winter munro

Postby GillC » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:47 pm

Gorgeous winter day,,thats what its all about. Well done :clap:
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Re: my first winter munro

Postby riverlodge » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:50 pm

welcome to this world, where any old munro becomes spectacular! lovely pics too.
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Re: my first winter munro

Postby sebastian1976 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:28 pm

thanks! more days like that one!
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