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Meall Buide come rain and shine

Meall Buide come rain and shine


Postby coachmacca » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:39 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 01/06/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

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Again an unplanned outing this week but a combination of great info on Eastern Highland weather from a Twitter buddy and a continuing apetiete for weekly hills we decided to have alate start , take it easy and do Meall Buide with an option of Stucd an Lochain if we could be bothered.

I'll keep it brief . :wink:
Long windy road, missed turning, more windy road, lots of sheep,lambs, highland coo's, a gate you open, a couple of dams (I mentioned a wrong turn.. :lol: ) and we were at Loch an Daim, it was warm(ish) and we had plenty of time so off we set,

Its pretty easy , sloping ascent, boggy in parts if you take the wee turning at the mini cairn about 400m along the stony road @(which we did) and then hits the Mordor (see Lord of the rings) of bigs later up but after an easy ascent you do get the WOW factor of the Glas Coire and the stunning curving flat ridge to the sumit cairn. :D

Great views and i mean GREAT! , windy as heck and some rain/hail after we summit'd to speed us down but all in all a great hill and no.17 for me and Mrs Mac and yet another day rememebering how amazing this country of ours is!. :clap:

Pics to tell it better than I do :wink:

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Giorra Dam by coachmacca, on Flickr

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Meall Buide June 1 2013 by coachmacca, on Flickr

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Loch an Daimh by coachmacca, on Flickr

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Meall Buide June 1 2013 by coachmacca, on Flickr

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Meall Buide June 1 2013 by coachmacca, on Flickr
Ben Nevis is... that way

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Meall Buide Ridge 1 by coachmacca, on Flickr

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Meall Buide June 1 2013 by coachmacca, on Flickr

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Meall Buide June 1 2013 by coachmacca, on Flickr
Sam (Mrs Macca) at the summit (before realising the other side gave shelter.. :lol: :lol: .)

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Meall Buide June 1 2013 by coachmacca, on Flickr
Summit looking South

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Meall Buide June 1 2013 by coachmacca, on Flickr
Yours truly .also before getting out of the gale!

Great hill - highly recommend and I'll be back for Stucd an Lochain
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Re: Meall Buide come rain and shine

Postby andyroog » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:47 pm

Great report and some nice pics well done
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Re: Meall Buide come rain and shine

Postby Fudgie » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:53 am

I bet you're glad you listened to me now :wink:
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Re: Meall Buide come rain and shine

Postby MG1976 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:28 pm

Nice report coachmacca. Some great pictures as well. Think I'll add this to this year's short list; I reckon my boy would enjoy the dam.
Cheers, MG
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Re: Meall Buide come rain and shine

Postby tomyboy73 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:52 pm

nice one Macca, you`re starting to rack them up now
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Re: Meall Buide come rain and shine

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:07 pm

nice day for it - makes all the difference when you can see round you - cheers :)
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Re: Meall Buide come rain and shine

Postby coachmacca » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:23 pm

Fudgie wrote:I bet you're glad you listened to me now :wink:


Totally Fudgie! I was saying that to Sam on the way up :clap:

@Tomyboy - yep on track for 24 this year to add to last years half a dozen or so (2 a month minimum) but not just trying to bag, enjoyng the hills as well :D

@Mcg1976 - cracking hill and loads of animals (sheep, lambs, Cows etc) on the way through the glen.

@Andyroog - cheers , getting good inspiration from each months photo comp!

@Rockhopper - totally agree, we were due some views after a few locked in clag lately.
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