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2 Remote grahams and 1 remote sub 2 k
by robertphillips » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:38 am
Grahams included on this walk: An Stac, Meith Bheinn
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Druim a'Chuirn
Date walked: 12/10/2014
Time taken: 12 hours
Distance: 25 km
Ascent: 2274m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Stayed in the sleeping car in glenfinnan on saturday night to get a early start on the sunday morning, parked in layby on the western end of loch eilt and followed footpaths signs to meoble, still dark oclock, today would take in 5 separate ascents, the first is 300m to get to the wooded area below creag bhan, then drop down 300m to cross the bridge at lochan lon a ghairt , through the wood is pretty rough going.
Now at the base of the first hill meith bheinn,headed straight up the steep slopes 500m of ascent in 1 km, it soon levels out after that ,then a easier walk up the summit arriving 3.5 hours after leaving the car.
Had a qiuck bite to eat, sun now out, headed down the eastern ridge towards gleann taodhall then up the steep slopes of an stac to the summit 2.5 hours after leaving meith bheinn, an stac is a long way from anywhere.
Enjoyed the views for a few minutes then returned down the slope to gleann taodhall, then up to the bealach below druim a chuirn, only now had i decided to do the sub as well ,headed up to the summit from the bealach arriving 2.5 hours after leaving an stac.
Stayed at the summit for a late lunch and got great views of 2 golden eagles fighting with some ravens. left the summit and regained the path along the allt slaite coire heading for meoble, then out to the bridge at lochan lon a ghairt and the final ascent of the day 300m up through the wood again then back down to the car before dark. hardest day on the hills this year.
Distance walked 25 km
Ascent 2274 m yes for 2 grahams
Time 12 hours
Weather sunny and light winds
by weaselmaster » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:17 pm
Good looking route - will pinch this for future reference I think
by Sgurr » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:28 pm
by Silverhill » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:12 pm
by Collaciotach » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:10 pm
No many to go now before you run oot of big(ish) hills
by robertphillips » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:03 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:01 am
by AnnieMacD » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:41 pm
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