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Glen Spean Munros, weather much better than forecast

Glen Spean Munros, weather much better than forecast


Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:59 am

Route description: Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chaorainn (Glen Spean), Beinn Teallach

Date walked: 16/07/2016

Time taken: 6.3 hours

Distance: 16.2 km

Ascent: 1225m

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This was to have been the day we climbed the Grey Corries Ridge with Stob Ban but because of weather forecast of low cloud and rain in abundance, and after quite a challenging day on the Loch Lochy hills the day before neither of us were too keen to have another quite so long day, so a plan was hatched to do these nearby (Based at Bunroy Campsite) Munros. Once again booted up and parked up ready to go by 10.30am.

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Ready for the off from the roadside parking area near Roughburn on the A86
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On a good track through the woods at first, it has changed a lot since I last walked here, lots of track works been done for tree felling etc
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After about 1k walking there is another less obvious track kicking off to the West take this. At about 100m from the start of this track there is a small pile of stones identifying a path through a firebreak in the trees, we didn't bother with this but just continued on the track Westwards until we came out of the woods
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Coming out of the woods there is this field to cross in front is the lower slopes of the second Munro Beinn Teallach. We crossed the field then turned and went North East up towards Meall Clachaig where the lower section was pretty wet after all the rains of yesterday
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Heading up the lower slopes where there is a feint path but more than likely you will miss it in the deep grass
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Leaving the water soaked section behind with the Munros on the South side of the Laggan road in the distance
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A nice bit of heather in the foreground
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Higher up the slopes of Meall Clachaig with the forest plantation we would be skirting around on our way back off the second Munro in the background right before we crossed the Allt a' Chaorainn
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Another view looking back
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The wind was now getting up and it put the jackets on time, not warm by any means and gloves wer soon to follow, and yes this was nearing the end of July
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View over Laggan Reservoir
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On the 1050m summit of Beinn a' Chaorainn
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On the actual summit (the middle top) Pretty windy on the summit section. We walked along to the 1044m point before descending the N to NW slope
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Heading down to the bealach towards the cairn marked on OS map, trying to look for the path on the NE slopes of Beinn Teallach
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Wet bealach between the two hills, with slighlty less wind at this point
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A stand together at the stand alone gate
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Heading on up into the cloud
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I was informed that this was my 100th Munro so got my rewards, very nice, no views but who cares.
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From there we just headed down South then SE towards the tree plantation then along side same to pick up a rough waterlogged path which followed the river down to a suitable crossing
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The crossing was easier than expected even after all the rain we had had the previous days. Crossed back over the field the re trace our steps though the woods at the start back to the car. Back to the campsite at Bunroy, quick shower the a quick return to the Stronlossit Inn for some lovely food and a well earned drink. This time we walked so we could have a couple of drinks.
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Re: Glen Spean Munros, weather much better than forecast

Postby dogplodder » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:17 pm

Looks nice day. You're fairly galloping through your second round Rod! :D
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Re: Glen Spean Munros, weather much better than forecast

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:45 pm

dogplodder wrote:Looks nice day. You're fairly galloping through your second round Rod! :D


It looks that way, but not really, had done quite a few duplicates early on what with taking relations and grand children up various Munros in the past, but added them up recently and thought why not try and hit the ton at least. Main concentration is still Corbetts :)
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Re: Glen Spean Munros, weather much better than forecast

Postby sandy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:28 pm

Good stuff.
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Re: Glen Spean Munros, weather much better than forecast

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:23 pm

sandy wrote:Good stuff.


It was Sandy, a real bonus getting better weather than the forecast, did not expect to see anything up top at all :)
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