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The Tarmachan Ridge
by Stretch » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:19 am
Route description: The Tarmachan Ridge
Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan
Date walked: 18/09/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 750mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Set off at 9:45 and after a very simple stroll we were at the summit of Meall nan Tarmachan in and hour and twenty minutes, easy peasy. From there it was time for a quick bite to eat and a change into the waterproofs as the low cloud had some moisture in it. We were rewarded with a few nice views of Meall Garbh protruding through the clouds but there were no summit shots on the munro itself as the worst of the weather seemed to be hovering around the top. From Meall Garbh we took a few more photos of what lay ahead and debated the scramble. Decided to give it a go and it turned out to be fairly easy, a bit damp, but nothing too dangerous on this occasion. With more rain or ice I think we would have skipped it. After Beinn nan Eachan we dropped down from the bealach and made our way back to the car following the route suggested on this site.
This entire walk is very enjoyable and things progress very quickly on the excellent path. It took us just 4 hours and 40 mins to make the circuit. We stopped for a proper meal at the Killin Inn, great spot next to the falls and on my two trips there the food has been superb.
by jdmoore » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:44 am
Nice picture of the ridge from Killin.
by snodland » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:41 pm
by Stretch » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:08 pm
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