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Ballachulish duo

Ballachulish duo


Postby Coop » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:08 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Meall Mor (Glencoe), Sgorr a'Choise

Date walked: 15/03/2020

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 16.5 km

Ascent: 1100m

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Plan A go to ballachulish
Weather wasnt looking too great, so
Plan B go up Ben Ledi again
Plan C Go to Embra and Arthur's seat

Had another look at the weather last night and although windy, it wouldn't rain all day.
Plan A back on and it paid off

On up past the school and onto a good wee path, then the rain came on- big time. Time for the waterproofs.
On along to the cairn and a wee path leading down to the stream ( raging torrent)
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Seriously contemplated going back but persevered and managed to get across about 200m upstream past the cairn. On upwards - go left or right of the crags up ahead.
I went left and up to the ridgeline where a wee path leads onwards and upwards to the summit.
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Had to take care as well coming off the summit. Snow was covering a few crags and large boulders. Good old bum slide paid off again. Down to the fence and over the large stile.
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A fair amount of ascent is lost here down to the bealach. Think the lowest point was about 330m - which meant another 340 to get up to the summit of Meall Mor.. Great views all round, from Sgor na h-ulaidh to bidean to Aonach eagach and the pap and round to Ballachulish and beyond.
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On down and round the wee corniced corrie.

The mast your heading for is in view. Down to the gate at the fence and the fun begins.
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Through the deforestation that's been left behind.
Hat off to the estate for the gate and stile- hat back on for the mess left behind.
Just before the mast there's a fence that needs crossing, a shiny new fence and shiny new barbs. Got over, got stuck, untangled myself gingerly and headed down. Its make you're own way down any which way you can.
I ended up at the top of the quarrie - dont get too close to the edge.
Found a path leading down and into the quarry and had a wander round before exiting near the visitor centre.
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Quite a bit of ascent for 2 grahams. 2 good Grahams and a decent walk which has everything

Ascent - estimate
Distance as per my GPS
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