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Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon


Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:48 am

Route description: Stuchd an Lochain

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

Date walked: 02/12/2016

Time taken: 6.11 hours

Distance: 18.16 km

Ascent: 1285m

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Before the snow will make the access road inaccessible.......


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Parked near the Giorra Dam...no any other cars or walkers for all the time there.


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Up from the Dam towards my first target Stuchd an Lochain


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Sunrise...and the lack of snow


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The sun, the grass and the dew...


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Stuchd an Lochain summit


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Lochan


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Glen Lyon


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Meall Buidhe over Loch an Daimh


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Ben Nevis zoomed


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Back on the bottom, looking towards Lawers


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Path to Meall Buidhe


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Looking back towards Stuchd an Lochain


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Towards Ben Lui


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Rannoch Moor & Glencoe mountains


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Meall Buidhe


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Zoom towards Glencoe


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Mamores & Ben Nevis


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Self timer on the summit of Meall Buidhe


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Another Glencoe view...


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Ben Nevis & Aonachs


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Descending back to the dam
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby rockhopper » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:54 pm

Turned out nicer than forecast - good pair for a short winter's day - cheers :)
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby mamoset » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:02 am

Surprisingly good views from these, nice 1 :D
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:56 pm

rockhopper wrote:Turned out nicer than forecast - good pair for a short winter's day - cheers :)

Thanks :) Finished in the right time, just before the light showers started :wink:
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:58 pm

mamoset wrote:Surprisingly good views from these, nice 1 :D

Yes, it surprised me :D Thanks :)
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:25 pm

Yep, some really spectacular views there - I especially like the one entitled "Another Glencoe view" - terrific!

Weren't you tempted to do a ridge route round the loch, taking in Meall Bhuide and Meall Cruinn? At the speed you walk it looks doable on a winter's day without too much snow, and the distance not too much longer than the 2 up and downs you did.... :)
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Jaxter » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:51 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Weren't you tempted to do a ridge route round the loch, taking in Meall Bhuide and Meall Cruinn? At the speed you walk it looks doable on a winter's day without too much snow, and the distance not too much longer than the 2 up and downs you did.... :)

Exactly what I was about to suggest! I hate out-and-back routes with a passion so definitely the solution for me I think :thumbup:
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby jamesb63 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:27 pm

Very nice report Petr and some very nice pics also
far better views that I had on these 2 with a lot of snow
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:39 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Yep, some really spectacular views there - I especially like the one entitled "Another Glencoe view" - terrific!

Weren't you tempted to do a ridge route round the loch, taking in Meall Bhuide and Meall Cruinn? At the speed you walk it looks doable on a winter's day without too much snow, and the distance not too much longer than the 2 up and downs you did.... :)

Exactly, I was thinking to do the circle around the Loch looking on the map before the trip, but then it was big difference to walk in the boggs in the time. Would be nice and quick circle, but not in the time as it was very boggy, wet everywhere outside the path...snow melted and some rain showers made the difference so I decided just return the route that day and save the time which I needed. Sometimes even a shortcut may be finally longer ( by time ) :roll: The distance is not too much longer around, but the time would be problem for me as I must be back home early during week days, can't leave my daughter Cheyenne alone...Time is my limitation in week days, can just afford longer trips on weekends...but mostly I'm working on weekends :( So very early starts are not just my pleasure and advantage of sunrise etc., but also necessary sometimes as a solution :crazy: :wink: :D Forecast makes the timing sometimes too to get higher chance of views...foggy early morning and rain showers afternoon made the borders that day, but at least the views - it was the reward for my wet boots and socks :lol:
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:43 pm

Jaxter wrote:
Alteknacker wrote:Weren't you tempted to do a ridge route round the loch, taking in Meall Bhuide and Meall Cruinn? At the speed you walk it looks doable on a winter's day without too much snow, and the distance not too much longer than the 2 up and downs you did.... :)

Exactly what I was about to suggest! I hate out-and-back routes with a passion so definitely the solution for me I think :thumbup:

Definitely an option, but not for me that day with my time limitation and the wet conditions :wink:
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:49 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Very nice report Petr and some very nice pics also
far better views that I had on these 2 with a lot of snow

Thank you James :) At least the snow would be clearer than the boggs...I missed the snow...disappeared so quickly in the last a few days :( Dry and accessible road was the plus :D
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Cairngorm creeper » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:40 pm

Great views Petr :clap:
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Re: Loch an Daimh duo: Great views above Glen Lyon

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:40 pm

Cairngorm creeper wrote:Great views Petr :clap:

Thank you :)
Lucky with the timing, it was in clag on the beginning...and then rain showers when finished back in the car park :D

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