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Tarmachan

Tarmachan


Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:22 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan

Date walked: 04/12/2016

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Tarmachan Ridge

Being relatively close to home The Tarmachan Ridge is nice and easy to reach and the car park is at 450meters! . Hadn’t been up for a while, so when the forecast suggested blue skies and a chance of an inversion I decided to head for Tarmachan. The plan was to get near the summit for sunrise and in a perfect world I’d have enjoyed a summit sunrise over a sea of clouds – didn’t happen tho!! The clag was in from the start and I reached a cold, windy and claggy summit about 20minutes after sunrise – ho hum.
I decided to head along the ridge and drop off just beyond Meall Garbh, however just as I was approaching the “bad step” the weather cleared and I was standing above the clouds. I turned on my heels and returned to Meall Garbh, the extra height giving great views and a fantastic Brocken Spectre! With the weather clearing I found myself heading back to Meall nan Tarmachan to get some summit views! However it wasn’t to be as the clag returned and the views disappeared!
All in all though it was worth it for the 20minutes on Meall Garbh where the views were grand!

A great morning adventure and great to meet some familiar Walkhighland faces up there 

ImageTarmachan ridge by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageTarmachan Spectre by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageRIDGE by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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Re: Tarmachan

Postby Jaxter » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:43 am

You got better views than we did! The early bird and all that... :lol: still, a fantastic and very memorable day. Lovely to meet you! :D
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Re: Tarmachan

Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:22 pm

Jaxter wrote:You got better views than we did! The early bird and all that... :lol: still, a fantastic and very memorable day. Lovely to meet you! :D



Nice to meet you too Jaxter - look forward to your report :)

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Re: Tarmachan

Postby rockhopper » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:05 pm

Nice - rather atmospheric too :thumbup: Have never been right along the ridge but should do some time - cheers :)
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