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Meall Ghaordaidh

Meall Ghaordaidh


Postby murphy999 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:40 pm

Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 28/12/2010

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 874m

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Having attempted to drive to the Lawers Range earlier in the morning and unable to get the car up we decided to head back to Meall Ghaordaidh and perform a small test of some new winter kit.
The weather was fairly poor with zero visibilty after around 500m. It was tough going on packed snow with a couple of inches of fresh snow on top but this presented no problems until the summit cone. We approached the summit from the north east and threaded our way through some large crags, the space between being filled with hard packed snow. This was very slippy underfoot and required some care to finally arrive on the top.
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby monty » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:46 pm

Excellent effort Murphy,
I done this one in the snow last November. :D Well done on getting out
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby murphy999 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:47 pm

Cheers Monty, I had to get out, I was going round the bend!
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby tango » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:52 pm

Good going M nothing wrong with crappy weather its all good for the soul!!! :lol: well done.
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby mountain coward » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:02 am

Yeah - those never-mentioned anywhere crags - I had a bit of trouble with those myself... in fact, when I did it (in a blizzard and a gale) I was so put off by the fact that there were suddenly crags on a hill which I formerly believed didn't have any, I ended up turning back and doing it the next week instead. Still, the next week was beautiful weather so all was well in the end...
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby doogz » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:43 am

Great wee hill that ......must do again

Well done summiting in that

We also done it in deep deep snow...sometimes thigh deep

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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby pigeon » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:16 am

Good effort there Murph .How was the road from killin to the foot of the hill?Was thinking of trying this one in the next few days
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby monty » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:02 am

Did you mean something like this doogz?
Meall Ghordie last year
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby murphy999 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:57 pm

pigeon wrote:Good effort there Murph .How was the road from killin to the foot of the hill?Was thinking of trying this one in the next few days


Hey Pigeon,
the road was icy but passable. I got there in my Corsa so you should have no problems.
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