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2 Munros above Loch Lagan

2 Munros above Loch Lagan


Postby andrew11 » Mon May 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Munros included on this walk: Carn Liath (Creag Meagaidh), Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Date walked: 04/05/2017

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 980m

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I was heading for Fort William to watch my nephew riding in the Scottish Six Days Trial and decided to climb a hill or two on the way.

Started out from the car park at Aberarder at 11.45 in beautiful sunlight which continued all day.


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On way up to Carn Liath


Started off in tee shirt but as I got higher up and the breeze increased added a jumper and on the top of Carn Liath a jacket.

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On top of Carn Liath


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looking to Coire Ardair from the ridge on the way to Stob Poite Coire Ardair


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Stay back from the cornice!


Had hoped to take in Creag Meagaidh as well but when I came down from Stob Poite Coire Ardair to the bealach between the two (the Window) I was suffering a bit from cramp and a sore knee (old age and lack of fitness!) so decided to head down to Lochan Coire Ardair and head back to the car park.

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Coming down through the window


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Cliffs above Lochan Ardair


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The Locvhan below Creag Meagaidh


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I thought I saw a huge white rabbit up on the cliffs of the corrie!!! (with a little help from paint.net!)


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Stone by the path on the way down. How did it get that pattern?


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Fallen tree.


I used to equal or better the book times when walking the hills but now find that I take about 25% longer. Still enjoy it just as much though!

All in all a great day out and the amazing weather continued for the rest of the SSDT.

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My nephew taking part in the ssdt.


The skill of the riders as they rode through impossible looking sections up burns and over boulders was truly something to behold! A fantastic week end!
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