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Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais


Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:56 am

Route description: Creag Meagaidh circuit

Munros included on this walk: Carn Liath (Creag Meagaidh), Creag Meagaidh, Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Date walked: 18/03/2015

Time taken: 6.22 hours

Distance: 21.53 km

Ascent: 1322m

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As the weather forecast was promising for wednesday for most of areas in Scotland I was looking forward to go to the West...Prepared for sunny day, counted estimate driving and walking time I decided for the Cgeag Meagaidh circuit...it was in my to-do list for a long time, but mostly the weather there was not good...Finally i felt the chance to conquer these Mountains. I woke up at 02:15 am and headed to north-west via Perth and A9. I got there early morning shortly after 06:00 ( car park was empty ) and then started my walk at 06:23 am. Sky looked clear, not wind and without any snow on beginning...
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Shortly before start from car park...empty in the early morning time
:lol:
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ascending the 1st Munro - Carn Liath after turning right and straight up without any path. Joined the path later on top...
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Carn Liath summit - after 1h 39 mins of walk from car park
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There is my way - view from the summit
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Some tricky steepy part of the slope need to overcome
:crazy: :)
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some nice cornice... a lot of them during the way on the edge
:D 8)
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view from top of Stob Poite Coire Ardair: the rocky side and frozen Lochan a' Choire in the bottom
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looking ahead on the connection...descent after horizon and then ascent to the Creag Meagaidh plateau
:roll: :)
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Surprisingly unspectacular summit of the 2n Munro - Stob Poite Coire Ardair, towards West on my way
:o
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the big plateau...towards Creag Meagaidh
8)
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Nice snowy ridge to the Creag Meagaidh
:clap: 8)
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Here is - Munro no.3 on my route - the summit of Creag Meagaidh...I got there after 3h 43 mins from the car park
:D
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Self timer catches me
:lol:
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turning into the gully and curious how it will look there for descending the edge...
:roll:
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...and here is the view: crazy steepy descent on the icy snow
:crazy: :? :roll:
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Finally almost in the bottom, in the safer place...the sliding part was very slow, but I guessed that it could be very fast in case of one wrong step
:lol: :lol: :crazy: :lol: :D
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The rock, snow...and blue clear sky
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...and sunshine...of course !
8) :D
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Looking back - one more view
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Looking ahead - the way back to the car park
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I wanted this view after jumping on stones in the water
:lol: :lol: :wink:
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One more view back to the valley...I felt the connection between the winter and oncoming spring time
:D
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I met two couples, spoke with them and then we made this photo...I really appreciate the people who are keeping walking in this age, happy to met them...I wish I will be able to walk in this age...
:clap: :clap: :clap: :)
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Back in the car park, busy in this time...and as usually - i am finishing and meeting first people who are starting the walk
:lol: 8) :D Back in the car park at 12:45, good time to get back home without any rush on the road. Really great day out, good weather and another great memories from scottish mountains... I really love it !!! :D I know it was my last walk in this winter time as spring is comming in a few days, but we will still enjoy the winter condition in the mountains probably until June... :lol: I wish all of you great spring time in the mountains, stay safe always and maybe see you in the hills some day - some of you :wink:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby MilanBohac » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:41 am

Hey Petr,
great report again! :clap: Was there last year but couldn't climb the tops due to bad weather. Keep up the good work with the reports I really enjoy to read them 8)
Cheers, Milan
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:44 am

MilanBohac wrote:Hey Petr,
great report again! :clap: Was there last year but couldn't climb the tops due to bad weather. Keep up the good work with the reports I really enjoy to read them 8)
Cheers, Milan

Hi Milan, thanks for your comment. I'm glad that you are enjoying my reports...it's a big thanks to the mountains as the scottish mountains are really BEAUTIFUL ! :) 8) :wink:
I wish you good weather for your next trip.

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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Happyfeet » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:06 pm

Yeeeaaahhh excellent photos in nice clear weather!
Looked like you could have used a sleigh on the way down that steep icy snow bit.... :)

Love the shot from the stream towards the mountains, at the end :clap:

I can almost smell the fresh air.

Thanks for sharing Petr.
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Dunblane Bagger » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:23 pm

Hey,

fantastic report and photo's look absolutely amazing ! :crazy:

Planning these 3 this Sunday ( 22/03/15) so was excellent seeing what it will be like pretty much live. How were the snow conditions? Icy or softening ?
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:22 pm

Happyfeet wrote:Yeeeaaahhh excellent photos in nice clear weather!
Looked like you could have used a sleigh on the way down that steep icy snow bit.... :)

Love the shot from the stream towards the mountains, at the end :clap:

I can almost smell the fresh air.

Thanks for sharing Petr.
:clap:

Thank you :) How you know that I was really thinking about a sledge there ? :lol:
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby allymacp » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:36 pm

Hey Petr, I was up here on Tuesday and only got to Carn Liath, visibility was terrible and the clouds just didn't budge. I kind of wish I didnt see your photos now!! Crackin pics, cheers for sharing!
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby litljortindan » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:51 pm

That's great. Hoping to go there this year too. Cliffs look mighty impressive in the snow.
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:12 pm

allymacp wrote:Hey Petr, I was up here on Tuesday and only got to Carn Liath, visibility was terrible and the clouds just didn't budge. I kind of wish I didnt see your photos now!! Crackin pics, cheers for sharing!

Hi there and thank you :) So it was yours footprints I saw on the Carn Liath :D :wink: I wish you good weather next...Cheers
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:14 pm

litljortindan wrote:That's great. Hoping to go there this year too. Cliffs look mighty impressive in the snow.

Thanks :) I agree, the combination of rock, snow and blue sky...I love it. 8)
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:14 pm

Dunblane Bagger wrote:Hey,

fantastic report and photo's look absolutely amazing ! :crazy:

Planning these 3 this Sunday ( 22/03/15) so was excellent seeing what it will be like pretty much live. How were the snow conditions? Icy or softening ?

Thanks :) Glad that it's useful for you & hope it will help you for your sunday's trip.
The snow condition is mixed, you will find softer and also icy places...even it was hard icy snow mostly, in this weather is melting...slowly. Enjoy & keep safe ! :wink:
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby simon-b » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:27 pm

Vyborne, Petre! Coire Ardair je krasna dolina, a je tam hezke pleso (I'm guessing you and Milan are both Czech?)

Really beautiful conditions for that circuit. Well done for managing that descent from the Window on the snow. What a great day!
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:36 pm

simon-b wrote:Vyborne, Petre! Coire Ardair je krasna dolina, a je tam hezke pleso (I'm guessing you and Milan are both Czech?)

Really beautiful conditions for that circuit. Well done for managing that descent from the Window on the snow. What a great day!

Díky Simone ! :) Je tam krásná dolina a jsem rád, že jsem to dal v zimních podmínkách, ale v super počasí...tak to jsou aspoň trochu jiné barvy, většinou jsem odtud viděl všechno zelené :D Mám rád tu kombinaci: hory-skály, sníh a modrá obloha 8)
You are guessing well :wink:
It was really a great day, happy for the weather condition as i planned to go there many times before, but the weather was not good for making photos...until now...finally ! :D 8) :)
I did read your report from your holiday there...well done !! Big trips with a lot of mountains :clap: :clap:
Take care and many more great memories from the beautiful mountains... :wink:
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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:41 pm

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Re: Creag Meagaidh circuit - silence in the Mountais

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:53 pm

Fabulous photographs there Petr, some hairy snow gradients done there, take care. Trust you had crampons on! :crazy: :crazy:
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