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Meall Ghaordaidh

Meall Ghaordaidh


Postby Bruadair » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:08 pm

Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 20/01/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 8.75 km

Ascent: 881m

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With one thing or another...the other being mainly weather related, I hadn't managed out since 31st December and had been keeping an eye on MWIS, so with forecast for today looking good I decided to take the day off work and head on up to SE hills.
I left the house at 7.00am with two walks in mind, but after being stuck on A80 between Auchenkilns & Castlecary for an hour the decision was basically made for me, so Meall Ghaordaidh was my hill for today and eventually arrived (extremely peckish) at parking area at approx 10.30am and after suiting up and a sandwich, started off through the gate on a NE direction up the track around 11.00am and once through next gate turned NW and headed for the sheepfold at (NN525371) and thereafter continued my assent in general NW direction via (NN516380) and then to craggy area at (NN513394) and finally turned NE for final assent to summit I had desided on a westerly approach as I considered possibly taking in one of the smaller surrounding hills either enroute or on desent, but with the 3 week lay off my legs convinced me otherwise so I concentrated on the main objective. With the sun beating down and as the assent started to get serious, a couple of layers had to go and they stayed scrunched up in my backpack until after reaching the snow line.
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Westerly view up Glen Lochy
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NW looking towards Stuchd an Lochain
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View to North from summit over a mist / cloud shrouded Glen Lyon
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Summit View
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Trig Point
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The Lawers Range
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3.00pm and the Sun has started its desent..time for me to do likewise

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All in it was an enjoyable day out in absolutely fantastic weather...
Last edited by Bruadair on Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby kinley » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:25 pm

8) You wait for months for a Meall Ghaordhaidh report...and then 2 come along at once :lol:

Nice report - absolutely belting views.

Cheers 8)
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby monty » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:23 pm

Ditto Kinley,
Well done on your walk Bruadair. Love the summit photo. :D
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:07 am

Cracking photos bruadair - another great weather walk report ! :D
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby andrewdoggett » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:11 am

View to North from summit over a mist / cloud shrouded Glen Lyon


Love this picture; it's gorgeous!

I was there a couple of days after you, and just as stunning, though no cloud in Glen Lyon :(
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby ChristaJensen » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:24 am

Wow Bruadair!

It is pictures like the first one you posted of Glen Lochy that makes me remember why I love Scotland so much :-D
Beautiful scenery :-)
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby jonny616 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:13 pm

Well done another good report. This is a winter hill no doubt. Love the photo's of the cloud filled glen

Regards

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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh

Postby davgil » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:39 pm

Good report Bruadair, the views look amazing.
Love the 3rd photo!
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