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Meall Corranaich & Meall a'Choire Leith

Meall Corranaich & Meall a'Choire Leith


Postby SecretSquirrel » Sat May 03, 2014 7:26 pm

Route description: Meall Corranaich and Meall a'Choire Leith

Munros included on this walk: Meall a'Choire Leith, Meall Corranaich

Date walked: 03/05/2014

Time taken: 3.09 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 758m

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I bagged the rest of the Lawers range last year, but I was never in a hurry to get these two. A lot of the reports really highlight the hellish boggy conditions, but I didn't think it was that bad. On the return leg I kept expecting the worst around every corner ... but before I knew it I was back on the outward path and heading back to the road and car.

It was a good short morning out with great views of Lawers and Ghlas.

Starting out across the peat hags and following the old metal fence posts.
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View of Meall nan Tarmachan from the ascent of MC.
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Beinn Ghlas
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Ben Lawers
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The summit cairn of MC with An Stuc in the background
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The summit cairn on the plateau of MCL.
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Almost back at the start with a view to the Lochan na Lairige reservoir.
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Re: Meall Corranaich & Meall a'Choire Leith

Postby U059361 » Sat May 03, 2014 9:39 pm

We were waving to you from Lawers :) great day for walking
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Re: Meall Corranaich & Meall a'Choire Leith

Postby PeteR » Sun May 04, 2014 10:13 am

I did these two in wet, claggy conditions early on in my hill bagging career. It's good to see what they look like :D

From my experience there's not many a Scottish hill that doesn't involve some degree of bog trotting and I don't recall these being the worst I've encountered. I think they suffer more due to being poor relations to the nearby Lawers group and the Tarmachan over the road.

I'm also a believer that every hill is a good hill (beats no hill, that for sure) :wink:
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Re: Meall Corranaich & Meall a'Choire Leith

Postby Silverhill » Mon May 05, 2014 12:51 pm

Good going, 3 hours for this round!
These hills give great views towards their impressive neighbours, another good reason to climb them. Love the picture of the lightly dusted An Stuc! :D
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Re: Meall Corranaich & Meall a'Choire Leith

Postby SecretSquirrel » Tue May 06, 2014 1:13 pm

Silverhill wrote:Good going, 3 hours for this round!
These hills give great views towards their impressive neighbours, another good reason to climb them. Love the picture of the lightly dusted An Stuc! :D


Thanks :) The views across the rest of the range were stunning.

I hadn't realised my time until I was back at the car. Although I'm fairly sure my pace increased, after the summit of MCL, when I was over taken by a man on a mission. On the decent I seemed to keep pace with him (unintentionally :roll: ) about 200m back. My day finished at the car park while he continued on up to Tarmachan.
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Re: Meall Corranaich & Meall a'Choire Leith

Postby Walk-n-Roller » Tue May 06, 2014 6:43 pm

I did these last year and there was no bog at all....It was possibly the warmest day of the year after a long dry spell in July....The peat was dried solid....you could tell it would be bad after rain though.

I've never seen so many reptiles in Scotland as I did that day....every step on the walk back to the Lochan from Meal a Choire Leith sent lizards scurrying away in all directions.
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