by tommyatr » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:13 pm
Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh
Date walked: 07/09/2014
Time taken: 3.1 hours
Distance: 9 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I hadn't been out proper hill walking for roughly 4 months due to childcare amongst other things but fitness has lapsed and now kids back at school no excuses.
altho going to snowfactor and trying out the ice climbing wall maybe was a bad idea,my body was screaming at me this morning when I got up and set off before 6.
parked up just after bridge at glen Lochay,only one here and set off for 8am.
sun poking up on the start off path
looking up at the top,clouds building up now
local resident on the way up
looking back down glen Lochay
on the summit,christ what a shock,was calm and nice all the way up but as soon as I hit the summit it was blowing a gale and fekin freezing
was glad of the shelter I tell you,still had to put jacket and gloves on
jacket still on for a total of 5 mins then back off again once cleared
back at the bottom and as always look back up to a clear summit
sods law ehh,but suppose that's what comes of early starts,sun doesn't burn off cloud and mist till later on but I don't like starting late,prefer to be up and out early,its a good feeling coming back down and looking at the agonised faces trudging up as im all smiles heading down.
by SecretSquirrel » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:24 pm
tommyatr wrote:sods law ehh,but suppose that's what comes of early starts,sun doesn't burn off cloud and mist till later on but I don't like starting late,prefer to be up and out early,its a good feeling coming back down and looking at the agonised faces trudging up as im all smiles heading down.
Good to see a report on MG, its a very underrated hill, the views from the top are stunning.
Now that you mention passing those still heading up ... I guess I usually have mixed feelings, glad to be heading back and the burn in legs will be over and a cold ale will soon be mine ... but at the same time a little jealous that others are heading to the hills while I'm going back to civilisation
by Fife Flyer » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:32 pm
The photo's are a bit on the wee side, are you able to enlarge them? Don't want to hunt for a magnifying glass
Funnily enough we were punished yesterday for starting early, had we started later we would have had views and not got soaked
by jepsonscotland » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:40 pm
I agree with others MG is a great view.
I had exactly the same weather as you, when I did it a couple of weeks ago.
Lovely on the way up, but on the summit, exposed in the wind it was ''######'' freezing.
by tommyatr » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:18 pm
Think i will do it from glen lyon next time tho . whenever that may be.
Sorry about size Martin. Photo bucket. May need to investigate settings for next one.
Now enjoying a cool beer and relaxing waiting on kids going to bed.
by Silverhill » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:25 pm