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Braw views on the hill with the views

Braw views on the hill with the views


Postby kev_russ » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:15 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall an t-Seallaidh

Date walked: 01/02/2015

Time taken: 6.3 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 852m

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First walk of the year and it was a braw day and a braw walk. 8) This was the first club meet outing of the year and the destination was Balquhidder. I was keen to get up the Corbett Meall an t-Seallaidh. Had a failed attempt 5 years ago from Glen Kendrum in white out conditons. The approach from Kirkton Glen looked good and inspiration came from Pigeons braw report http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=30092

A fine morning in Kirkton Glen
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 005A by kev_russ, on Flickr

Looking back down the glen
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 006 by kev_russ, on Flickr

The snow wasn't that deep and the trial had been broken so it was an easy plod up to Rob Roy's Putting Stone.

ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 007 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Rob Roy's Putting Stone
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 009 by kev_russ, on Flickr

back to the stone
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 010 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Stopped for a quick scran by the majestic looking frozen over Lochan an Eireannaich. Here it was time to get out the ice axe and crampons as the snow started to harden. The first taste of the cold North Westerly hit us at the 712m top. It was a bitterly cold wind chill but luckily we were heading South East. The terrain along to Meall an t-Seallaidh was icy, hard and crispy with occasional soft snow. Perfect for the crampons.

Lochan an Eireannaich
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 011 by kev_russ, on Flickr

North to Sgiath Chuil and Meal Glas
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 013 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Today's distant target
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 014 by kev_russ, on Flickr

A distant Ben Vane & Ben Ledi
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 015 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Killin & the Lawers Range
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 018 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Ben More & Stob Binnein
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 019 by kev_russ, on Flickr

snow shapes
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 022 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Icy Lochan
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 023 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Summit pose
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 032A by kev_russ, on Flickr

Loch Earn, Ben Vorlich & Stuc a Chroin
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 038 by kev_russ, on Flickr

A distant Ben Ledi & Ben Vane
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 039 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Looking back to the summit
ImageMeall an t-Seallaidh (From Balquhidder) 045 by kev_russ, on Flickr

Loch Voil
Image. by kev_russ, on Flickr
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby dooterbang » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:39 pm

Nice photos, nice views and nice beard :shock: :lol:

That looks a great wee walk. Maybe up my corbett count soon :wink:

Nice to see you getting out again.
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby Fife Flyer » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:24 pm

What a difference a couple of months makes, was up that way in November :wink:
Looks totally different when snow covered 8) Great photo's by the way :clap:
Interesting route, I tackled both Corbetts from Lochearnhead, would be a good challenge in the snow :lol:
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby kev_russ » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:50 pm

Cheers Martin :wink: and thanks doots. Aye its hard being a man having to put on face masks,cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize so thought i'd grow a beard for winter :wink:
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby Graeme D » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:15 pm

Eye popping photos! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:28 pm

Nice photos :clap:
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby rockhopper » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:01 pm

Braw, just braw :wink: Interesting route - walked this hill and the other nearby corbett on the standard route but yours looks good - cheers :)
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:38 pm

Fantastic pics, was up here on Sunday as well, a cracking day on the hill and incredible views to boot.

Wonder if that was you on the summit just after we'd left it to drop down into Glen Kendrum (about 2pm'ish or maybe slightly earlier)?

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Spot the resemblance? :wink:

All my pics were from the phone, difficult for even I to make them look bad, no matter how hard I tried:

Sunrise over Loch Earn shortly after setting off...
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Stuc's shadow creeps up Vorlich's flanks (on descent)...
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Re: Braw views on the hill with the views

Postby kev_russ » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:34 pm

Cheers guys :) Cracking pics :thumbup: That was us alright. We saw a group approaching the summit as we had oor lunch at one of the tops en route. Small world eh :wink: :)
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