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A fine day in Glen Coe.

A fine day in Glen Coe.


Postby mamoset » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:27 pm

Route description: Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Ski centre

Munros included on this walk: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh

Date walked: 01/08/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1200m

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With the fair weather continuing, i opted for a change of scenery and headed up to Glen Coe with my son Darren to do Meall a' Bhuiridh and Creise. This turned out to be an easy walk, even given you head 750m virtually straight up from the ski centre.
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Terminator skiier at the start!!!
As the path was dry, good time was made heading up.
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Route up.
It wasn't long before Creise & Stob Dearg were in view.
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Creise & Stob a' Ghlais Choire.
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Stob Dearg.
As we hit the top ski tow, Clac Leathad, the old Munro summit, was there to greet us 8)
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Clac Leathad.
Another 20m and we were on Meall a' Bhuiridh.
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Meall a' Bhuiridh.
The views south, though a little hazy were quite impressive :clap:
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Loch Tulla & Orchy hills.
as they were looking East.
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Across Rannoch Moor to Schiehallion.
We had lunch here as Darren likes to eat every 2-3 hours :shock: before heading for the traverse to Creise.
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Clac Leathad to Creise.
It's a little loose under foot going down to the bealach but nothing too trying :wink:
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Over Loch an Easain to Orchy hills.
Just after taking this photo, a small herd of deer went for a bathe in the loch, but too far away to get a decent photo :(
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To Clac Leathad from the bealach.
We continued on up to the crest before turning left for Clac Leathad. There was a few people followed us across here, none of which went to this summit, always surprises me that people ignore hills :roll:
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From the exit of the bealach, Creise to Meall a' Bhuiridh.
The views from here are stunning, it was just a shame there was a slight haze. Ah well, you can't have it all :lol:
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The sun hits Ben Starav.
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Bidean overlooking Buachaille Etive Mor ridge.
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From Clac Leathad summit looking SE.
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North from Clac Leathad.
From here, it's only a 15 minute walk over to the summit of Criese as you only have to climb 28m back up :clap:
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Creise summit.
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The Bookil ridge from Creise.
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Looking back to Meall a' Bhuiridh & Clac Leathad.
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Stob Dearg with Ben Nevis clear of cloud beyond.
As i had opted for the easy route today, the only way back is retracing your steps, which is a bit of a bummer :lol: and so we headed back over Meall a' Bhuiridh and back down the ski run.
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Route down.
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Last look at Ben Nevis from descent.
All in all it was a decent day out, weather stayed warm all round, views were fantastic, what more could you ask for!! :clap:
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Re: A fine day in Glen Coe.

Postby teaandpies » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:33 pm

Stupid question. Is the WH route obvious from the car park?
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Re: A fine day in Glen Coe.

Postby rockhopper » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:39 pm

Missed this first time round - you certainly picked a great day for it. The ridge over to Creise always seem to look a bit daunting but straightforward once on it - cheers :)
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Re: A fine day in Glen Coe.

Postby region_of_clouds » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:13 pm

teaandpies wrote:Stupid question. Is the WH route obvious from the car park?


At one point the GPS route takes you up a path which is now a downhill mountain bike track! Fortunately, I spotted the signs just before three riders came hurtling down. It could have been better signposted - still not entirely sure where I missed the new path.
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Re: A fine day in Glen Coe.

Postby dogplodder » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:22 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed these two when we did them recently but have to confess we didn't turn left to include Clach Leathad either! :? We did however walk on past the Creise summit towards Sron na Creise to get the views from there. :wink:
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Re: A fine day in Glen Coe.

Postby wyvern57 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:04 pm

was there a few months ago , some pics of the deer . Image Image zoomed from the summit .
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Re: A fine day in Glen Coe.

Postby teaandpies » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:24 pm

region_of_clouds wrote:
teaandpies wrote:Stupid question. Is the WH route obvious from the car park?


At one point the GPS route takes you up a path which is now a downhill mountain bike track! Fortunately, I spotted the signs just before three riders came hurtling down. It could have been better signposted - still not entirely sure where I missed the new path.


You've nailed why I was asking. I don't want to end up doing the exact thing you are describing.
I checked their website, no detailed maps of the centre or any walking info on it at all.
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