Meall nan Tarmachan
by euanf » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:52 pm
Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan
Date walked: 31/05/2010Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Parked before the reservoir and took the direct path up Meall nan Tarmachan rather than walking along the Tarmachan Ridge. The views alone are worth the walk. Not particularly difficult either - the "scramble" up the gully is easy going.
For the most part, the path is solid underfoot and it's difficult to lose sight of. The path along the ridge also seems well trodden. The walk doesn't really get steep until the final push up to the ridge. It's just like a large staircase - most people should have no difficulty getting up here. The rocks might get a bit slippery in the wet, but it shouldn't be too much trouble to walk up the grass beside them.
Meall nan Tarmachan from the beginning of the walk.
A quick break to enjoy the view over Loch Tay. Couldn't have asked for better weather, really!
Not much further to go - just a quick scurry up the gully and onto the top of the ridge.
Much easier going than expected - it's just like a staircase!
The summit cairn of Meall nan Tarmachan, looking roughly south-west. The view from up here is fantastic! Ben Nevis is easily spotted on a clear day.
Meall Garbh, with Meall nan Tarmachan on the right of the photo.
by skuk007 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:37 pm
by fingeez » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:07 am
haha yeah the staircase is pretty easy going, id rather come down it than go down the small scramble off Meall Garbh again, be much more fun cimbing up that.
- mountain coward
by euanf » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:12 am
I'll have to agree with doing it in reverse next time. At least that way it's a shorter walk back to the car as well
Also, at the end of the day, I'm relaxed and can just daze along in a dream - on the way to the peak in question, I'm often stressed and wondering whether I'll manage to conquer my mountain cowardice enough to get up it!
- mountain coward
by wurzel » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:35 pm
- Looking along the ridge from Meall nan Tarmachan
mountain coward wrote:Yeah if I do those again (which I probably will), I'll defo go the other way round and go up the Meall Garbh scramble - I'll be able to do it that way!
fingeez wrote:...than go down the small scramble off Meall Garbh again, be much more fun cimbing up that.
I'd read a lot of comments about the scramble part of the ridge and was looking forward to getting to it. When I did, I remembered another thread here and sort of slipped down the rock slab on my backside. The best scramble of the trip was up Stuc a'Chroin from the Ben Vorlich side which I did on the last day. Have you tried that MC or fingeez?
by fingeez » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:50 pm
Least your still here after your bum slide would def be easier going up haha
Nope iv not got round too Stuc A Chroin yet, was planning on it a while back but was waiting on the snow clearing first and have gotten caught up with others iv wanted to climb, gonna get back and do it soon though.
by bob e skunky » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Glad you enjoyed your day