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Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh


Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:39 pm

Route description: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh

Corbetts included on this walk: Creag Mac Ranaich, Meall an t-Seallaidh

Date walked: 16/11/2014

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 20.5 km

Ascent: 1100m

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A cracking day on the Lochearnhead Corbetts. I followed the WH route description, with some early nav help from other reports here. I don't need to add more, this walk is well covered, I'll let the photos do the talking :D

Loch Earn
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Sun rising between Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin
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Creag Mac Ranaich ahead
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Fording the Kendrum Burn towards CMR
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Climb up to CMR
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View back with Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin behind
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View of CMR's summit from the southern 808m top
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Creag Mac Ranaich summir cairn with Killen and the Lawers range
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Zoom to Killin and Lawers range
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Stob Binnein and Ben More
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Loch Earn
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The ridge to Meall an t-Sealladh
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Trig on Meall an t-Sealladh
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Trig & cairn on summit
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Stob Binnein and Ben More ... again
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Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin (again), from summit of Meall an t-Sealladh
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Another shot of Loch Earn
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View down to Balquhidder
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Last look back to Creag Mac Ranaich
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Heading back to Loachearnhead with Vorlich and a'Chroin stealing the lime light
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SecretSquirrel
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Re: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:15 pm

What an amazing viewpoint these 2 hills make, must add them to the ever growing list :D Your photos really whet the appetite.
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Re: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Postby SecretSquirrel » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:08 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:What an amazing viewpoint these 2 hills make, must add them to the ever growing list :D Your photos really whet the appetite.


Thanks! These hills were way above my expectations. It was an excellent location for viewing the surrounding Munro's, and the unexpected November clear blue sky and strong sunshine helped too! :D
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Re: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Good stuff, glad you got a good day for them. The main thing i remember when i did them was the problems i had crossing the stream, oh yeah and the lack of views i got. :crazy:
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Re: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Postby SecretSquirrel » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:33 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Good stuff, glad you got a good day for them. The main thing i remember when i did them was the problems i had crossing the stream, oh yeah and the lack of views i got. :crazy:


Thankfully the stream wasn't a problem! I got a real soaking last weekend heading for Glas Tulaichean, I missed the path onto the old railway and instead followed the ford across Glen Lochsie Burn in full spate. Having made that mistake meant I had to cross again to get back on path ... proper waist deep drenching lol. :lol: :lol:

Thses 2 Corbetts were a much nicer day ... and glorious views :wink:
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Re: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Postby rockhopper » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:22 pm

Great day for it - lets you get the best of the views though I'd agree it can be tricky getting to the main path to the hill :roll: Some nice shots esp the one of the sun rising between Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin - cheers :)
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Re: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Postby SecretSquirrel » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:47 pm

rockhopper wrote:Great day for it - lets you get the best of the views though I'd agree it can be tricky getting to the main path to the hill :roll: Some nice shots esp the one of the sun rising between Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin - cheers :)


Your report was a great help finding the path. I remembered your advice and photograph about taking the left gate before the first bridge. Unfortunately I'd forgotten about the second gate and the bridge I did want to cross :crazy: ...

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But i quickly realised my mistake after I'd gone under the bridge and did a quick double back :lol:
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Re: Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Sealladh

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:16 am

Some smashing pix :clap: :clap:
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