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Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS


Postby jamesb63 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:53 pm

Route description: Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil from Glen Dochart

Munros included on this walk: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chuil

Date walked: 10/03/2016

Time taken: 6.01 hours

Distance: 16.1 km

Ascent: 1231m

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Set off from home at 5.15 heading up Loch Lomond the road was empty :D
Getting to Ardlui the first signs of daylight were showing in the sky
On reaching the track into Auchessen I looked at the temp in the car
and it was -6 :o it was -1 when I left home :crazy:
But I had opted for these 2 as if I started out early I was hoping that the ground
through the bogs would be frozen over
No layering up just a long t-shirt and a fleece top ,jacket in the bag
So I set off over the bridge at 7 am at a good pace soon reaching the walk up along the Deer fence
and as I had hoped the ground was frozen solid :D :D :D
There was not a cloud in the sky and looking up Sgaith Chuil was showing over the moor

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Sgaith Chuil


Heading up the fenceline I could see why this route has some bad write ups :lol:
but I had no problems at all and I moved quickly upwards and soon reached the end of the deerfence

Looking over the Glen Ben More looked great

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Ben More and Cruach Ardrain


I crossed over the Allt Riobain about 400m below the dam and made a straight line for Sgaith Chrom
the snow was well consolidated and the ascent was easy even without getting the crampons out
stopping the look about made it a joy to be out in such glorious weather

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Ben Lui zoomed in simply awesome mountain


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Meall Glas


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Sgaith Chuil


Just over 2 hrs of leaving the car I was on the summit not a breath of wind and feeling great
I had the hills to myself could not see anyone else around

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Jake on Sgaith Chuil


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Ben Vorlich and Stuc a,Chroin


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Over towards the Lawers range


Photo break over I put the crampons on for a direct drop off Chuil down a very steep slope
to the bealach with Beinn Cheathaich it is a fair amount of height to lose :(
But the weather made up for this :D
Reaching down to Lairig a'Churain I quickly made the lowere slope of Beinn Cheathaich
and took a sit down for a cuppa and give jake a fews treats (well earned)
after 10 mins it was onwards on the ascent and again no crampons needed
just the trusty axe in the hand the ascent was nice steady pace and soon we were at the
Trig point on Beinn Cheathaich

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Jake at the trig on Beinn Cheathaich


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Moving along over to Meall Glas the snow here was very soft and knee deep at some points
but nothing to impede the easy ascent to Meal Glas

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Ben Lui,Ben Oss & Ben Dubhcraig


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Turning for home I noticed the wind in my face had turned warmer :crazy:
the descent was straight forward enough down to the flat walk out
the ground was still nice and firm so no messy bogs again :D lucky day
but walking along at one point I came to an unseen ditch covered in snow
and sods law one leg ended the full way in but thankfully it was dry :lol:
the going was rather pleasant and to top it off there is a new hydro road
from the fencline all the way to the farm now :D

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Hydro road


On reaching the car there was another vehicle parked up, but I had not seen
a soul all day ,and what a day Beautiful Blue skies again twice In a row now :shock:
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Summit pic on Meall Glas
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Re: Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Postby Jaxter » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:03 pm

When I saw the title I assumed you'd either been on Creag Mhor or Dubhcraig...but was forgetting these ones because like you I did them on a freezing day so no bogs :lol: Definitely the best time to do them. You've got some stunning pictures there :clap: especially that one of Lui. My nemesis she may be but she's a beauty :D
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Re: Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Postby jamesb63 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:15 pm

Jaxter wrote:When I saw the title I assumed you'd either been on Creag Mhor or Dubhcraig...but was forgetting these ones because like you I did them on a freezing day so no bogs :lol: Definitely the best time to do them. You've got some stunning pictures there :clap: especially that one of Lui. My nemesis she may be but she's a beauty :D


Fully agree with you on Lui any time I pass it I never fail to have a look at Him :lol:
still to do Creag Mhor but will try get it also in similar conditions
Dubhcraig was a tad messy :sick:
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Re: Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:15 am

Well done James & Jake ! :clap: Nice to see you back in the hills again and you are really active after the gap :clap: 8)
It was a great day yesterday, we were out in the mountains too and almost met you :D as we were going to Glencoe via Callander - Crianlarich - Tyndrum, but we started 1.5 hours earlier... :roll:
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Re: Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Postby basscadet » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:51 am

Looked lovely, you were so lucky :D
I did these fae Glen Lochay so managed to miss the bogs that way, but didnie see much which was a shame because I had a feeling they were nice, and your shots prove it :wink:
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Re: Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Postby jamesb63 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:14 am

Petr Dakota wrote:Well done James & Jake ! :clap: Nice to see you back in the hills again and you are really active after the gap :clap: 8)
It was a great day yesterday, we were out in the mountains too and almost met you :D as we were going to Glencoe via Callander - Crianlarich - Tyndrum, but we started 1.5 hours earlier... :roll:


It is a pleasure Petr to be back in the mountains after my unfortunate time out from them
I am sure we will bump into each other some day 8)
The weather was superb all around on the day aswell :D

basscadet wrote:Looked lovely, you were so lucky :D
I did these fae Glen Lochay so managed to miss the bogs that way, but didnie see much which was a shame because I had a feeling they were nice, and your shots prove it :wink:


Definetly 2 for hard frosty weather and the views are just like the pics beautiful
hope your recovery speeds along and your back to normal soon also
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Re: Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:02 am

Great report, and fantastic pics. Favourite one being Ben Lui, for reasons you will know :D When it's perfect like this, words fail completely :clap: :clap: :clap:

What a great day!

The weather runes are threatening a high over the Highlands next week...

I feel the need to take some leave....
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Re: Perfect day to go to visit the BOGS

Postby jamesb63 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:48 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Great report, and fantastic pics. Favourite one being Ben Lui, for reasons you will know :D When it's perfect like this, words fail completely :clap: :clap: :clap:

What a great day!

The weather runes are threatening a high over the Highlands next week...

I feel the need to take some leave....


Many thanks ,I whole heartedly agree Ben Lui looks great something magical about it
specially in winter ,I hope to get out next week before duty calls :lol: :lol:
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