I’d missed Clive’s Compleation the day before due to work commitments, but seeing the Proclaimers in the evening made up for it (especially seeing as the weather had been horrendous and only a few of the party had actually made the summit of Stob Ghabhar!) I’d driven up after the gig and arrived in Tyndrum about half past midnight in time for a few cups of tea and a kip on the sofa
Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny – despite a bit of a sleep deficit I was determined to get out and do something otherwise I’d have driven all the way just to give Malky a lift home We selected Beinn nan Imirean as a short but interesting leg stretch in the near vicinity, and David was up for joining us.
We enjoyed this sign just down the track at Auchessan
Instructions for pooping!
Crossing the River Dochart
The boys heading towards the farm
Passing the farm the boys had an argument about whether a big red thing was a boiler or a sand filter (or something…I tuned out ) We ignored the nice easy track across the bridge and followed a less obvious path up the right hand side of the burn….eventually this brought us out at the top of the track…
Oh look...a track
We followed bits of an ATV track which was super squishy and we soon abandoned it and headed directly uphill across a load of tussocks
As we climbed we got good views back the way – it was a good excuse to stop too
Looking down Glen Dochart
Every time we reached the top of a section there was always a bit more to go…
Oh look....there's more...
David having a wee rest
At last we could see the final climb to the summit – the wind was picking up a lot and it was getting chilly
The final pull to the summit
Around the puddle
I don’t think Meall Glas is going to happen today
Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuill
It’s a pretty impressive hill
Looking over to Meall Glas
The boys approach the summit
Finally on the summit – it was super windy and we were getting blown around like crazy. But the views were excellent – the sun had really come out now
Ben More & Stob Binnein
Three idiots out today!
Jaxter on the summit
We found a spot out of the worst of the wind and had some lunch – due to the late start we were all starving We had all abandoned all thoughts of heading on to other hills today as we were all knackered so headed back down the way we had come…ish
Down the glen
Malky and David
Despite the stunning weather we were getting thoroughly fed up with tussocks and were looking forward to getting back onto the track (which we were definitely going to follow down!)
Ben More again
Heading back down the tussocks
David’s singing sustained us throughout the rest of the descent to the track and we were super relieved to reach it!
Looking back - Meall Glas
The track made for easier walking and Malky was pleased to meet some of his welsh brethren
Malky's sheepy friends
Looking down the glen - a stunning afternoon
Back at the farm it was a short easy walk back to the cars. From here David headed East and we drove back down the A82 for a nice relaxed evening and an early night
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