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Meall a' Chlearich

Meall a' Chlearich


Postby litljortindan » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:21 pm

Date walked: 21/08/2017

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 508m

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Enough time and fitness for a short walk and I recalled this spot from my walk nearby in February. Bing aerial map confirmed that there is an interesting craggy eastern face, enough at least to motivate me.
Forty five minutes to get to the foot of the hill via the landrover track then a short stretch of rough ground before hitting the slopes. Pretty easy walking really, if a bit steep and a bit soggy in places. I was pleased though that I'd managed to tackle the steepest approach.
Quite out of breath about two thirds of the way up but I had been telling myself to keep going up and not too much side to side to try to test my sore knee, having been told there is not ligament problem and so to keep exercising it.
Once the dome angle eased off I found a bit more energy for the stroll along the cliff edge. A wonderful place really, way beyond my expectations with that view over crags to the paternoster lochs below and Bens Hope and Loyal drawing the eye to the horizon.
An interesting feature at the north end of the cliff edge is a thin slice of ground extending about fifty feet back from the cliff edge and bounded by two narrow, overgrown crevices: https://binged.it/2g1vrvy
Necessary to pay attention to foot placement here!
I then wandered over to the summit cairn which yields a fine 360 degree panorama and after that set off to reverse my upward route. If I'd had more time and fitness a horseshoe round A' Ghlaise looked a great option. Next time.
Didn't have too many knee problems on the way down so well pleased with that.

Just a short walk but got to be happy all round with the exceptional views and my knee managing fine.

ImageDSC02059c by John Little, on Flickr
Impressive eastern slopes of A' Ghlaise.

ImageDSC02071c by John Little, on Flickr
Zoom to Quinag from lower slopes of Meall a' Chleirich.

ImageDSC02078 by John Little, on Flickr
Sail Gharbh cliffs of Ben Hee left, the unnamed bump I visited in February right and paternoster lochs Loch an-t Seilg and Loch an Tuim Bhuidhe in front.

ImageDSC02084c by John Little, on Flickr
Conival to the south west.

ImageDSC02085c by John Little, on Flickr
Possibly the 860m top north of Conival.

ImageDSC02097c by John Little, on Flickr
Bens Griam.

ImageDSC02104c by John Little, on Flickr
Ben Loyal.

ImageDSC02105c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02107c by John Little, on Flickr
Bealach Meirleach twelve hundred feet below.

ImageDSC02113 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02114c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02122 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02127 by John Little, on Flickr
Ben Hee

ImageDSC02146c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02150c by John Little, on Flickr
Ben Hope.

ImageDSC02154 by John Little, on Flickr
Looking back.

ImageDSC02157 by John Little, on Flickr
Looking over the battlements.

ImageDSC02158c by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02182c by John Little, on Flickr
Hope and Loyal on the horizon.

ImageDSC02187 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02189c by John Little, on Flickr
Morven.

ImageDSC02192 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02199 by John Little, on Flickr
Big hole in the ground.

ImageDSC02211 by John Little, on Flickr

ImageDSC02215 by John Little, on Flickr
Hope again.

ImageDSC02217 by John Little, on Flickr
Loyal.

ImageDSC02230 by John Little, on Flickr
Quinag.

ImageDSC02237 by John Little, on Flickr
On the way down.

ImageDSC02255 by John Little, on Flickr
Even more impressive crags on the west side of A' Ghlaise.


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Re: Meall a' Chlearich

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:17 am

You have this knack of finding hills of which I've never heard :wink: :think: :silent:
Interesting area and a good viewpoint too - cheers :)
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Re: Meall a' Chlearich

Postby litljortindan » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:08 pm

rockhopper wrote:You have this knack of finding hills of which I've never heard :wink: :think: :silent:
Interesting area and a good viewpoint too - cheers :)


It is literally a cracking hill.
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