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Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn


Postby Collaciotach » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:15 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane

Date walked: 07/11/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12 km

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First things first ,there is no V in the Gaelic alphabet so I will call her for the correct name , poor hill :wink: .

So Wednesday found me heading South for training, to the arse end of Scotland ,that no voting county called Dumfries :wink: which gave me an opportunity to add a hill on route , so Beinn Meadhan looked a good bet for 4 hours long trip .

Bha an t side sgionneil , tioram agus griannach ann duthaich Parlanach ...... the weather was superb in MacFarlane country , usual uncomplicated route in brilliant conditions

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An rathad suas


Would be a fun hill in the snow and ice , steep and a hardy pull up the craggy face of her and good seallaidh open up fairly sharp

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Creagan


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Lochan


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da lochan


Bha coisich searbh ...easy walking and good scramble opportunities to be had , a grand wee hill this loads of character

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Barr


Agus an t side ...... perfect :D

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Loch Sluaidh


Bha mi air a mhullach a 'dhaith ghearr ...... was on the summit in no time ,cold and frosty with great clarity

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An Cárn


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Lochan reoite


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Loch Sluaidh a ribhist


Spent around an hour on the mullach , tucked into a wee creagan out the wind and in the sun ...alainn :D

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Aodann Creag


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Beinn Laomainn


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A ribhist


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Na h eileanan


I could have spent two hours on this summit and spent a fair time exploring on the way down ,as good a day as I have had :D

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Beinn Artair


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Sios


Agus bha sin e ! ....... that was it a fine day on a fine old Gaelic hill albeit with her name bastardised into an inferior tongue . :?

and Dumfries ? ...... horrible place , horrible county :wink:

S' fhearr leum na Gaidhealtachd :D

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Cárn
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby BoyVertiginous » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:46 pm

Nice opportunity, well taken. Cracker of a day, have this one pencilled in for Winter.
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby robertphillips » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:57 pm

nice one colla,good wee steep hill this one.
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby jmarkb » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:17 pm

Collaciotach wrote:First things first ,there is no V in the Gaelic alphabet so I will call her for the correct name , poor hill :wink: .


Well if you are going to insist, should it not be Beinn Mheadhoin (or Beinn Mheadan)??? :wink:

Nice day for it, however you spell it, though!
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:54 pm

jmarkb wrote:
Collaciotach wrote:First things first ,there is no V in the Gaelic alphabet so I will call her for the correct name , poor hill :wink: .


Well if you are going to insist, should it not be Beinn Mheadhoin (or Beinn Mheadan)??? :wink:

Nice day for it, however you spell it, though!


Ha ! thug tha an "n" :clap: :clap: ..... we have a third possibility ....... "Meadhain" :wink:
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby litljortindan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:55 am

I think that walk looks superb, probably because I'm a Doonhamer!
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby dooterbang » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:11 pm

Ah, my first summit camp was on this hill...and not so long ago!

Nice to see you heading south :wink:
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby rockhopper » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:58 pm

Good day for it ! Can be challenging and tougher than a lot of higher munros. This was my younger son's first munro when he was 10 - remember him repeating the phrase "false summits" a few times that day :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby Meatball » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:59 pm

Good report....Apart from the lack of a dog! :(
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:20 am

A grand day on a grand hill. The best thing for me about Dumfries, apart from the road out, is Criffel. :wink: You might have to do it in the dark though. :lol:
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:08 pm

Beautiful photos - its a great mountain in any language. :clap:

Its many years since I was in this part of the south, just hope we get such great weather when we next venture down the A82 :lol:
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Re: Beinn Meadhann , Loch Laomainn

Postby scottishkennyg » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:07 pm

Some great images there CC..and you are right about it being a cracking hill in the winter.
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