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The Glen Lyon Horseshoe

The Glen Lyon Horseshoe

Postby jonny616 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:26 pm

Route description: Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Creag Mhor

Munros included on this walk: Carn Gorm, Carn Mairg, Creag Mhor (Meall na Aighean), Meall Garbh (Carn Mairg)

Date walked: 24/04/2010

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1310m

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Left Glasgow at 06:30 raining & cloudy, similar most of the way up to Glen Lyon with a sneaky peaky sun every now & then, just enough to give hope.

Left the car just after 9am in the small parking area behind the telephone box. Place was jumping with hill folk.

Did the walk as discribed on this great website. The weather was dry, misty, cloudy, clear sunny & warm.
First target Carn Gorm

Still a fair amount of snow about, but annoyingly slippy underfoot.
Still a fair amount of snow

My three friends & I realy enjoyed this walk & the weather was very kind to us.

If you are planning to do this round clockwise, just watch out leaving the summit of Carn Mairg as we had to come accross a boulder field, only to look back later & see a boulder free decent route. We droped right from the cairn, when we should have carried on straight ahead for a short distance before droping right.
Lawers from Carn Gorm
Summit Carn Gorm
Way ahead to Meall Garbh
Summit Meall Garbh
Ahead to Carn Mairg
Carn Mairg with Schiehallion in the back ground
Creag Mhor from Carn Mairg
Looking back to Carn Mairg
Creag Mhor, four in the bag
View back to Carn Gorm from Creag Mhor

We had used Naismiths rule to calculate 8 hours with no stops, so it was pretty accurate
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