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Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie


Postby Avocetboy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:58 pm

Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 20/04/2017

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 9.6 km

Ascent: 870m

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Managed to run the first K until the path turned onto the hill at the cairn, but from this point the boggy and steep ground meant that more energy was being expended trying to run and fast walking was much quicker. The slog up through the boggy slopes was uneventful, but far more enjoyable as the summit cone was reached and there were a few rocks and crags to negotiate. The summit was in cloud as I climbed the last few metres, but briefly cleared giving me views all round. Run / walk up had taken 57 minutes. However, it was freezing. Put an extra layer on and sheltered whilst I ate a mars bar and had a drink. Hands were frozen and nearly put gloves on, but thought that would only hold me up to take them off again.
The run down was great, pretty tough on the thighs, but the soft ground was kind on my knees. Took me 30 minutes to get down. Very enjoyable.

A few photo's

ImageMeall Ghaordie by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageMeall Ghaordie by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageMeall Ghaordie by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageMeall Ghaordie by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageMeall Ghaordie by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageMeall Ghaordie by paul wilson, on Flickr

ImageMeall Ghaordie by paul wilson, on Flickr
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Re: Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:17 pm

Well, that's one way to keep fit ... :D

Love the last pic - fantastic colours :clap:
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Re: Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Postby teaandpies » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:55 am

OOft hill runners! You gotta give it to them, the fitness levels required to smash out decent times on hills is something else :clap:
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Re: Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Postby Coop » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:21 am

Well in for this.

I remember being half way up the boggy "path" and my phone went. Someone hadn't turned in for work and could I get back and cover.
Err- no was the polite answer. See you tomorrow.

Good report. Cheers.
Ps I saw almost zip as well on this.
Nice shelter and trig point
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Re: Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:12 pm

You forgot to mention you're Vegetarian :lol:
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Re: Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Postby Andymac75 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:08 pm

Good stuff :clap:

It's a tricky balance knowing how much to wear some days.

I've found fast walking is the best energy saver.

And if any running; short steps.

But nothing beats a nice 'balls out' descent.great fun :)

The weapon of choice ; The Inov8 Mudclaw

Keep on Running :thumbup:
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Re: Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Postby Avocetboy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:44 pm

Andymac75 wrote:Good stuff :clap:
The Inov8 Mudclaw
Keep on Running :thumbup:

Inov-8 Roclite GTX 286 ankle boots for me!
teaandpies wrote:OOft hill runners! You gotta give it to them, the fitness levels required to smash out decent times on hills is something else :clap:

Thanks
Coop wrote:Well in for this.

Go for it, its great fun
BoyVertiginous wrote:You forgot to mention you're Vegetarian :lol:

Just bragging about Munro Running is enough for me!!!!
Alteknacker wrote:Well, that's one way to keep fit ... :D
Love the last pic - fantastic colours :clap:

Bit of an Instagram cheat that last one. But, thanks
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Re: Munro Running - Meall Ghaordie

Postby montie » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:31 pm

Excellent effort. love running downhill. damn hard running up though :-)
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