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Creag Mhor (Glen Lochay) in snow.

Creag Mhor (Glen Lochay) in snow.


Postby andrew11 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:43 pm

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

Date walked: 16/11/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 22 km

Ascent: 800m

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Got to Kenknock, Glen Lochay at 9 am after driving from Arbroath. Was delayed on the road due to black ice especialy from Killin which was like an icerink and as soon as I put pressure on the pedal on my bike to head down the track the back wheel skidded and I ended up sliding along on my backside! Fortunately there was no damage to bike or rider.

I biked gingerly as far as Bataveine, left the bike and took to the hill. The going was good with the bogs frozen and weather dry but dull. Headed up the Sron Nan Eun ridge after a good little scramble to get on to it. I was in snow above 700m, and in mist above 800. The climb was really good fun.
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poles handy!


No view from the top and hard to place camera (on my own).
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oops, lost my head!


I had intended going to Beinn Heasgarnich too but as I had lost a lot of time, decided to return the way I had come.

Some ice sculptures which I saw on the way down.
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Got some partial views on the way down.
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7glimps.JPG


Great day on the hills!! Is there any other kind?
Last edited by andrew11 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:10 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Creag Mhor

Postby davetherave » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:28 pm

andrew11 wrote:I had intended going to Beinn Heasgarnich too but as I had lost a lot of time, decided to return the way I had come.


Now that would have meant a rather long day. With shorter days and the changing conditions you made the correct decision.

A fine excuse to come back a a later date..... Well done. :D
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