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Spooky Halloween Hills

Spooky Halloween Hills


Postby jonny616 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:20 pm

Route description: Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Ski centre

Munros included on this walk: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh

Date walked: 31/10/2010

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 10.5 km

Ascent: 1110m

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Got up bright & sparky on Sunday morning having taken advantage of the extra hour in bed, looked at the MWIS report & did a little dance.

At the ski center car park we had a brief debate about our route as i quite fancied going around Creag Dhubh up Cam Ghlean across the river & then up the ridge that tops out just before Stob a Ghais Choire. The general consensus seemed to be why cross a river if you don't have to plus the very boggy ground to get to the river. So we settled on the out & back route described here.

From the car park up the side of the chair lift is quite steep, when your just out of the car, but leavels out around 700m where the lift hut is. We didn't follow the path exactly from here, hopping & jumping our way through the boggy ground untill on the well defined ridge, grassy at first, but becoming stoney & with some snow lying for about the last 200m of ascent.
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Looking back down the path to the ski center

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Grassy ridge to Meall a Bhuiridh with Creise & Stob Dearg
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Stoney with snow

Snaps & chat with some folk at the top of Meall a Bhuiridh before dropping down onto the conecting ridge between Bhuiridh & the Creise ridge. This looks steeper & more difficult than it actualy is.
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Summit of Meall a Bhuiridh
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Leaving Bhuiridh with Creise ahead
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Conecting ridge
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Looking back up to Bhuiridh
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Lochan Easian


Then a short almost level stroll to the summit of Creise with great views all around.
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Orchy Hills
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Bhuiridh from Creise ridge
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Buachaille's & Etive hills from Creise


Lunch & more chat at the summit meeting some folk who were part of the walkhighlands meet. Sounds like you all had a great weekend. Thanks for taking the summit photos.
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Creise Summit


Then retraced our steps back across to Bhuiridh & down the ridge. We stoped for a while were it flatterns out around 700m to watch some deer, quite close up & thinking if they hadn't noticed us it's no wonder they get shot!
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Stob Dearg (never clear when i'm on it!)
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Then the final step descent down to the car park that was suprisingly quick & some how airy. :lol: :lol:




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Airy Descent!!!!!



A great day out & good to meet a few folk who also use this website.
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Re: Spooky Halloween Hills

Postby Stretch » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:43 pm

Excellent! Glad you got to meet some of our gang and hear tales from the epic weekend. Looks like that descent was a bit tricky!
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Re: Spooky Halloween Hills

Postby jonny616 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:52 pm

Possibly the most torturous walk out ever. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I'll keep a look out for the next one.
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Re: Spooky Halloween Hills

Postby LeithySuburbs » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:42 pm

Hi Jonny

It was me, Radman and Jackie who met you on the top of Creise :) . Webby and LazyHungarian were lagging just a wee bit behind :lol: .

It was nice to meet you and thanks to the weather gods for smiling on us eventually :D .
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Re: Spooky Halloween Hills

Postby jonny616 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:57 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:Hi Jonny

It was me, Radman and Jackie who met you on the top of Creise :) . Webby and LazyHungarian were lagging just a wee bit behind :lol: .

It was nice to meet you and thanks to the weather gods for smiling on us eventually :D .


Hi Leithy

It was nice to meet you guys too & thanks to Jackie, as i said, for taking our summit photo. Hope the weather gods come back soon we're heading Drumocter way on the 13th!

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Re: Spooky Halloween Hills

Postby jwramsay » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:00 pm

Creise and Meall A Bhuirdih:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsGWMoHPl4[/youtube]
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Re: Spooky Halloween Hills

Postby Merry-walker » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:18 pm

i loved this video, can tell you had a sound time. Rainbow was lovely
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Re: Spooky Halloween Hills

Postby jonny616 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:59 am

Hi jwramsey

Thanks for posting the video. I thought our weather was good, but yours was even better.

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