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Redemption on Creag Meagaidh

Redemption on Creag Meagaidh


Postby mamoset » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:30 pm

Route description: Creag Meagaidh circuit

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

Date walked: 09/06/2015

Time taken: 8.5 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1200m

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After the rain soaked debacle of last week, we headed for Loch Laggan, with a little more confidence. Upon arrival at the car park, however, low cloud was clinging to the lower hills :shock: but with the forecast for any cloud to lift above 1200m, we set of to do Creag Meagaidh circuit by the anti-clockwise route. We folloed the path, until we located the little cairn next to the track to take us up toward Na Cnapanan.
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Na Cnapanan from start.
This was a pretty easy, if boggy, ascent.
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Sron a Ghoire and our descent route.
The views were opening up all the time, though the cloud did seem a bit persistent :?
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First view of The Window.
Views into Coire Ardair appeared, along with The Window
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Looking back over Laggan at Binnein Shuas.
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Looking into Coire Ardair from ascent of Carn Liath.
This is quite a straightforward ascent over a gently rising whaleback and the summit of Carn Liath was soon reached.
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Carn Liath.
We had a quick bite to eat before heading across to the Munro Top of Meall an-t-Snaim.
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The route ahead, towards Stob Poite Coire Ardair.
By now, the cloud had dispersed and it was becoming quite warm :clap: There is great views into Coire Ardair and up to Meagaidh all along this route.
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Coire Ardair below Creag Meagaidh.
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Ardair horseshoe!!
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Back to Carn Liath from Meall an-t-Snaim.
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Lochan a Choire.
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Creag Meagaidh massif.
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Plenty of snow in the Coire.
We crossed the Munro Top of Sron Coire a'Chriochairein before making for Munro #2 of the day, Stob Poite Coire Ardair.
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Stob Poite Coire Ardair.
There seemed to be a full winters worth of snow on Aonach Mor & Beag, and the amount still on Meagaidh wasn't to be shniffed at. Luckily the route past the Window and up to Meagaidh was snow free. Cairngorm hills could be made out in the other direction.
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Distant Cairngorms, Braeriach, Angel's Peak & Cairn Toul.
We quickly ascended the initial climb to Meagaidh, were Mad Meg's Cairn stood proud.
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Mad Meg's Cairn.
A couple of women were ahead of us, making for the same place.
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Other walkers head for Meagaidh summit.
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Plenty of western Munro's on show.
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Creag Meagaidh.
While on here, we had a quick game of Guess the Fell with one of them. So many to see, I think between us, we just about nailed it!! :lol: :clap: :D
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Looking back to The Window & SPCA.
Fun n games over, we made for Puist Coire Ardair, another Munro Top before ambling down to Sron a' Ghoire, our last Munro Top of the day.
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Our route down from Puist Coire Ardair.
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Cornice!!
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Looking into Moy Corrie.
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Over Loch Laggan to the Alder range.
It seemed easiest just to go overland from here, so we followed the Allt Bealach a' Ghoire, before locating a path of sorts and getting back to Aberarder. A fantastic walk with some great mountains and surrounding areas, which has restored my faith in MWIS somewhat :lol:
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Re: Redemption on Creag Meagaidh

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:39 am

A wonderful day in what looked just about perfect conditions
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Re: Redemption on Creag Meagaidh

Postby mamoset » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:14 pm

It sure was JK, other than distant views being hazy, a really good walk this one :)
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