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Meall Chuaich

Meall Chuaich


Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:31 pm

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 29/03/2015

Time taken: 4.3 hours

Distance: 15.05 km

Ascent: 800m

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Finishing of the Drumochter munros ....

Start of the walk, following the aqueduct.
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The snow gets heavier as I reached the Scottish Hydro Power Station.
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Lots of grouse about today.
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Meall Chuaich hiding in the cloud.
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Loch Chuaich.
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Heading along the Alt Coire Chuaich.
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Some of the locals.
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Alt Coire Chuaich with a bothy in the background.
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Grouse beater path up Stac Meall Chuaich.
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View back to Loch Chuaich.
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Looking across to A'Mharconaich.
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Looking back to the A9 and the route in.
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The final climb up to the sumit of Meall Chuaich.
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Looking very wintery.
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Nearly there!
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Meall Chuaich summit cairn.
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Lunch spot on the bank of the Loch.
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Last look back and the clag has lifted! Just my luck :crazy: :lol:
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Re: Meall Chuaich

Postby rockhopper » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:00 pm

Aye, it's all too often like that - clears up when you're halfway back !
Still, you did see a lot more than me when up here :roll: - cheers :)
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Re: Meall Chuaich

Postby PerthAlly » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:11 pm

I was up MC on a roasting day in July. Bland summit but nice enough walk.

Couldn't move for grouse. Hundreds of them. Captured a few on video and pinged it to my boss who loves shooting. He fainted with excitement :lol:

Thanks for posting your walk report. Better do one myself this summer!
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Re: Meall Chuaich

Postby SecretSquirrel » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:20 pm

rockhopper wrote:Aye, it's all too often like that - clears up when you're halfway back !
Still, you did see a lot more than me when up here :roll: - cheers :)


Yup, it happens to me more often than not. I suspect getting an early start and being on the summits early isn't helping my cause :lol:

PerthAlly wrote:I was up MC on a roasting day in July. Bland summit but nice enough walk.

Couldn't move for grouse. Hundreds of them. Captured a few on video and pinged it to my boss who loves shooting. He fainted with excitement :lol:

Thanks for posting your walk report. Better do one myself this summer!


There was certainly a lot of grouse in that area. And some of them were a lot cockier than usual. Rather than scurrying away, they were standing their ground! Or at least they tried until they decided I was getting a little too close lol

If you were hunting there it would difficult not to bag your dinner :lol:
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Re: Meall Chuaich

Postby dogplodder » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:05 pm

Didn't have a camera when I did this one so it's nice to see your photos to bring back the memories. :D
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