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Glen Lyon 4

Glen Lyon 4

Postby keithturrastane » Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:39 am

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: 01/11/2014

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1310m

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Myself, Matt Brannan & Lewis Walker. Start from Inverar in Glen Lyon 08:30.
No issues with reported access restrictions by estate.
Diversions for walkers due to construction of access track for hydro scheme. If heading for Carn Gorm, then the diversion leads too far up hill away from the normal route,

Requiring a descent to cross the Allt Coire a' Chearcaill burn (difficult) and a tramp across braken hillside to meet up with original route.
Lewis bails out half way up Carn Gorm! It's called a hangover. He heads back to the car for a sleep.
Carn Gorm, wind becomes strong. Trig point pillar has fallen over. 11:30
Meall Garbh, undistinguished lump - cairn is covered on old iron fence posts. 12:45
Carn Mairg, very windy, lots of quartz stones, granite tors.14:00
Creag Mhor, very windy. 15:15

Took indirect route back down via the top at 974m, Headed NW to regain path down. Slow going due to Matt's knees.
Car park 16:50 - Nearly dark.
Stopped of to see the Fortingall Yew, then Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Blairgowrie, Kirriemuir, Aberdeen.
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