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Creag Mhor - Glen Lochy

Creag Mhor - Glen Lochy

Postby Coop » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:45 pm

Route description: Creag Mhor and Beinn Heasgarnich

Munros included on this walk: Creag Mhor (Glen Lochay)

Date walked: 12/11/2017

Time taken: 6.8 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 850m

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Remembrance Sunday
Lest we Forget

Steep ascent and a moat of peat hags on the descent is the description!!. Maybe thats why i kept putting these two off, but today it was back to Glen Lochy and an enjoyable day.
Wasn't till I got to the hotel and turn off that I noticed the amount of snow on the tops. 1st winter walk this year coming up.

I took the high path up and the low one back.

Ben Challum looked great from here all the way

Sron nan eun comes into view and it is a mass wall of crags. Time to pick a spot and head up. Through a broken fence and up to a kissing gate in a newer fence- then it's basically pick a way up one of the gulleys and through the crags.
Wind picked up towards the summit and got caught in a few snow swirls.
Thought to myself about the time and whether I'd do Beinn Sheasgsrnaich before dark. No was my answer. Frustrating as I believe i could make out the cairn on top as well.
Nice cairn on Creag Mhor and great clear views all round today.
Back down again following my footsteps to Sron nan eun ( and another couples whom I'd said hello to a couple of times on the ascent).
Reached the point where it's take your time on the steep descent. I'd come slightly right and the descent was steep. I slid once a few feet but take it slowly and carefully and your soon able to walk upright. Headed for the fence again but this time I went over it and down to the path.
There are lots of holes cut into this part of the hillside. They must be planting trees ( as there's a few bags of shoots further down).
Took the lower path and bumped into a lad from greenock who's done Sgiath Chuil and Meal Glas from this side. Good talking to you pal.
Enjoyed today and being out in the snow again. The clear goid views made it a good day.

Hi to Mia whom I bumped into in Tarbet car park on the way back. Nice to meet you.

Cap doffed to Creag Mhor.
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