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Meall nan Tarmachan
by Alan S » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:32 pm
Route description: The Tarmachan Ridge
Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan
Date walked: 27/12/2008
Time taken: 4 hours
Distance: 8 km
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climbed this on the 27th dec i chose this route as i was walking on my own and with the easy starting point just up from the lawyers visitor centre car park i decided this was the best choice.
the conditions were ok but after about 2500ft i could hardly see 10ft in front of me.
i had past a group of about 20 walkers and had managed to make quite a distance but due to the conditions with the snow and ice and poor visiblility i chose to stay just in front of the large group as i was on my own (but not to close as i like the peace and quiet)
on reaching the summit after about 1 hour 3/4 with a tricky climb up the last gulley the views proved rewarding when the cloud cleared which wasnt for long.
with a bite to eat and a good cup of tea i watched 3 groups touch the summit and return.i was hoping to complete the ridge but giving the conditions ill keep that for another day
all in it took me just under 4 hours with half an hour rest
probably one of my easiest yet even with the snow and ice but one i will certainly do again
by cjwaugh » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:50 pm
by maddjock » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:53 am
hmmm, how heavy would the necessary equipment be? and where can I get lessons?
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by Alan S » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:34 am
i past about 6 of these guys and they were well kitted out my first thoughts were where the hell are they going everest
there rucksacks were huge and they all had there helmets on.
i got to the car park and watched them all coming down it took about 5 mins looked brillant
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