by 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: 881mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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.
All in it was an enjoyable day out in absolutely fantastic weather...
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by kinley » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:25 pm
Nice report - absolutely belting views.
Well done on your walk Bruadair. Love the summit photo.
by rockhopper » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:07 am
by 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
by ChristaJensen » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:24 am
It is pictures like the first one you posted of Glen Lochy that makes me remember why I love Scotland so much
by jonny616 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:13 pm
by davgil » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:39 pm
Love the 3rd photo!