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Got Stuchd into a Meall in Glen Lyon

Got Stuchd into a Meall in Glen Lyon


Postby jamesb63 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:07 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Stuchd an Lochain

Date walked: 28/03/2016

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 17.4 km

Ascent: 1371m

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No work at last, :lol: so time to get out and stretch the legs
I chose to do the 2 Munros st the top of Glen Lyon Stuchd an Lochan and Meall Buidhe
driving up Loch Lomondside first thing I noticed (even though it was still dark was that
winter had returned to the hills :D
The roads being quite I was soon at the cut of over past Ben Lawers I took a gamble on the
road over here being clear :crazy:
it was passable with care snow and ice for a good stretch no one else had ventured over
after getting safely over the road up the Glen was clear all the way
and soon took the turn up sign posted Lochs Estate
Reaching the dam the clag was down to about 2000ft so it was boots on and off
up the path to Meal Buidhe


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car park at the Dam plenty of spaces lol

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Nice view up Loch a Daimh


With the fresh snow the route was surprisingly not too bad ,not as boggy as I expected
and not too steep so I had no stops as it was fairly easy going
After 1hr 40 mins I was at the summit in the clag not a bit of wind (this was to change)

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Looking over to Meall Ghaordaidh


No point in hanging around with no views so it was a quick turnaround for the descent
looking over to Stuchd an Lochan if anything the clag was getting thicker :(

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Jake taking pride of place on the summit


the descent was quick and easy did hit one bit of bog but going by what ive read
I actually done not too bad :lol: :lol:
When I reached the cairn marker on the road I passed the first walker I had seen
so had broke a trail for them in the fresh snow

I Had left my ruck sack at the car so had a bite to eat for both us and then set off for Stuchd

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Looking back up the Meall Buidhe on the descent

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Looking up Loch a Daimh


The First part of the ascent is Fairly steep with no let up till I reached the snow
it was a walk up a burn :lol: but the snowline was low so was soon in it again
again no one had been up since the snowfall to it was a case of trail breaking again :D
looking down fron the top of the first steep part I could see 3 walkers also heading up
they later thanked me for trail breaking for them :lol:
Once the initial part is over the rest of the walk was far easier on the legs

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view towards the final ascent up to Stuchd an Lochan

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Jake on the summit cairn


The clag by no was starting to clear but not enough to get some views
after dropping of the summit I bumped into the 3 walkers I had seen earlier
who thanked me for laying the trail for them :lol:
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View down to Loch a Daimh from the ridge


From here it was a simple matter of retracing my steps back to the dam and the car

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the Dam wall with the cars parked in the background


All in all I fairly enjoyed my short day out and by the time I was driving back over
the road past Lawers the snow was completely gone for the road
and there seemed to be plenty of walkers out in the hills
the drive down Loch Lomond was a nightmare with all the Easter holiday traffic :(
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Re: Got Stuchd into a Meall in Glen Lyon

Postby litljortindan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:02 pm

Some good pictures despite the murk. And think how much easier the next hill will feel after all that trail bashing.
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Re: Got Stuchd into a Meall in Glen Lyon

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:47 pm

Notwithstanding the iffy weather, some nice pics here. I particularly like the one "Looking over to Meall Ghaordaidh" - very atmospheric!
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Re: Got Stuchd into a Meall in Glen Lyon

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:18 am

These two are on our shortlist - we have done all the other Munros in Lyon/Lawers area. A bit of a pain in *** to get to them from the north - the long drive along Glen Lyon road doesn't look appealing :?

Looks like an enjoyable route despite the cloud.
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Re: Got Stuchd into a Meall in Glen Lyon

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:20 pm

Almost touching the 100 ! :D :thumbup:
Well done again James :clap:
The summits looks always better with Jake :D
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Re: Got Stuchd into a Meall in Glen Lyon

Postby jamesb63 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:43 pm

litljortindan wrote:Some good pictures despite the murk. And think how much easier the next hill will feel after all that trail bashing.


Thankyou still nice to be out regardless the weather ,will find out tomorrow
how the next ones will be :D

Alteknacker wrote:Notwithstanding the iffy weather, some nice pics here. I particularly like the one "Looking over to Meall Ghaordaidh" - very atmospheric!


That picture also my favourite and it was taken with the phone as I forgot my camera :roll:

BlackPanther wrote:These two are on our shortlist - we have done all the other Munros in Lyon/Lawers area. A bit of a pain in *** to get to them from the north - the long drive along Glen Lyon road doesn't look appealing :?

Looks like an enjoyable route despite the cloud.


It is a long drive for you specially if you are coming in from the Aberfeldy end up the Glen

Petr Dakota wrote:Almost touching the 100 ! :D :thumbup:

Thanks Petr hope to add 4 more tomorrow on the west Drumochter 4
Well done again James :clap:
The summits looks always better with Jake :D
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