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A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan


Postby Sarah86 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:22 pm

Route description: The Tarmachan Ridge

Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan

Date walked: 29/06/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

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I really wanted to try and complete a few more munros this year but timing always seems to be the issue, either I am working or it has been too hot for Penny (the dog) So I thought I would try and squeeze in a couple of evening walks. I am glad I did as my sister and I had a wonderful evening at the end of June walking Meall Nan Tarmachan. It wasn't too hot and the views were wonderful. We set off around 6:30pm and didn't see a single person the whole route. It was disappointing whn we reached what we thought was the top only to look over and see the true summit :lol: so we had to go down hill before heading up the final stretch.

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Penny and me enjoying the summit although a slight breeze had picked up by this point and she was keen to get moving again
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Summit pose
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Enjoying the view
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The perfect night to be out
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We didn't really fancy walking back the way we walked up but didn't have time to do the ridge either so we found a small path that headed down the front, it faded away on the lower slopes but navigation was easy enough.

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The week wasn't over... on the 03/07/2014 we also completed Mayar and Dreish... although this photo pretty much sums up the evening.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:35 pm

a fine evening right enough ! - nice sky shots - cheers :)
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Mountainlove » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:58 pm

You got some lovely shots and I also think that evening walks are much nicer than day walks!! Lovely photo of your dog!! :D
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Sarah86 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:13 pm

Thanks, yes I always really enjoy walking in the evening during the summer and have managed to squeeze in quite a bit but not all had such pleasant conditions. Whenever I reach a summit, the first thing I do is take a photo of Penny :lol:
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby dogplodder » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:47 pm

That's a beauty of Penny at the summit! The evening light is great for photos and you've captured some lovely skies there. :D
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Gordie12 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:04 pm

Hi Sarah - great photos on what looked like a really good night. Think this is one hill I need to go back to - couldn't see more than a few feet the day I did it.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:44 pm

Lovely photos. A walk i will to do again but will wait for a day or evening like you got. :)
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:57 pm

Super pics of what looked like a memorable evening.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby simon-b » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:25 pm

Really nice pictures, Sarah. You got a beautiful view of the ridge, even if you didn't get time to walk it. You had a superb walk anyway, by the look of things. The Tarmachan ridge makes a fine backdrop to Killin - I just finished my third holiday in that village on Saturday.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby jupe1407 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:50 am

Lovely pictures and a good walk. Well done :clap:
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby litljortindan » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:28 pm

Great light and colours.

Early on in my hillwalking career I spent a night there at the car park experimentally bivvying in bin bags (!). Didn't get much sleep but there was a nice starry sky to enjoy when not shivering.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Silverhill » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:50 pm

Penny the photogenic dog is back! Lovely pictures. :D I did this hill in thick mist and will be back for the whole ridge, but on a clear day.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby AnnieMacD » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:45 pm

Great evening walk and superb pictures. I love the light towards sunset - the trick is to get the timing right so you get down off the hill before dark.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:58 am

STUNNING pix. Must have been a wonderful experience.
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Re: A summers evening, Meall Nan Tarmachan

Postby Rossco » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:11 pm

Really nice pictures, a hell of a lot brighter and sunnier than when I walked it! :clap:
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