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Loch Lochy Pair

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:46 pm
by icemandan
Drove up to Roy Bridge late on Friday. Stunning clear night with full moon, great white ghostly peaks rising up all around. Buchaille Etive Mor sported a curious curved toupee of grey cloud. Unfortunately by Saturday morning the skies were grey and as we headed out of Spean Bridge, our objectives for the day gradually vanished from view.

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Parked up at Kilfillan and made very quick progress along the forest road with nothing much to see apart from trees and occasional steel flashes of loch (incidentally, I can't help thinking that they must have been running out of adjectives when they named Loch Lochy). Left the forest road at the Allt Glas Dhoire and headed sharply uphill on a good forest track which unusually was completely free of mud/bog. Carried on up to the Cam Bhealach and as we arrived, what was left of the view disappeared.
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Continued up a superb zig zagging stalkers path which made short work of a tedious grass slope. This left us at the snowline and we carried on up to the col where it got really cold. Satmap helped us follow the curving course to the cairn.
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Retraced our steps back to the Cam Bhealach where two of the party retreated. Carried on up Meall na Teanga. Less tidily than the stalkers path opposite, a boggy confused rut of a path led around the slopes of Meall Dubh before finding focus as a good path up Meall na Teanga's north ridge to the summit. Retreated in the gathering twilight back down to the forest and back to the car for a couple of pints by the fire in the Sronlossit.

A good straightforward route which makes easy work of these two munroes. Enjoyable despite the grey weather and at least it didn't rain.

Re: Loch Lochy Pair

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:59 pm
by mountain coward
Didn't you go to that pub barge? That's great :D

I have to admit that sron a' Choire Gairbh's zig-zag path scared me a bit coming back down :lol: I liked the look of the NE ridge from it though... I liked Meall na Teanga though - but we actually had a nice, clear day for a change when we did them. I really liked the route up to the col though (excepting the forest of course, which I'm sure everyone finds boring).

Re: Loch Lochy Pair

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:35 pm
by Caberfeidh
Love that blue all-in-one mountaineering suit with exciting utility belt strapping and matching hat !
When Bill Bailey did his tour of the highlands and islands recently he mentioned Loch Lochy, and suggested the River Rivery and the Hilly Hills are nearby.I guess we're lacking a bit in imagination when it comes to place names... :lol:

Re: Loch Lochy Pair

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:58 pm
by Alastair S
icemandan wrote:I can't help thinking that they must have been running out of adjectives when they named Loch Lochy

This must have been the one before Loch Loch :lol:

Re: Loch Lochy Pair

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:18 pm
by icemandan
Just to make it clear, the guy dressed as a kwik fit fitter isn't me!

Re: Loch Lochy Pair

PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:02 pm
by BothyManBone
It isn't me either!

How do you think I feel, I spend a fortune on RAB gear then the man from MEC (AKA Kwik Fit Man) shows up. As for 'exciting utility belt' that's just to hold every thing in.