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Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion views

Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion views


Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:54 pm

Route description: Loch Lochy Munros from Kilfinnan

Munros included on this walk: Meall na Teanga, Sron a'Choire Ghairbh

Date walked: 09/09/2015

Time taken: 4.58 hours

Distance: 19.18 km

Ascent: 1411m

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My day off during a week day means some short trip always. Originally I wanted do one Munro and one Corbett very close from home, but because of the forecast - much better for the West ( rarely ) I decided for the two Munros from Loch Lochy. Better to use the nice weather and also because of the daylight is shorter every day now...the local Hills can wait for a shorter winter day :D those munros I had in my to-do list long time, still waited for the right day with a good weather forecast 8) :D :wink:
I woke up at 02:00, started at 03:00 from home headed to the North-West...
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The small and empty car park, I arrived there after 06:00 am and then started my walk at 06:16 following the road in the background ( South-West ). Notice the Mist around...
:roll: :)
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Here is the point you need turn right into the Forest, after 3.5 km of initial walk on the wide road
:wink:
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Looking back to Loch Lochy after the Forest...sunrise and some nice inversion early morning
8) :D
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The Path up in the Glen...
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The junction on the horizon: Meall na Teanga path on the left, Sron a'Choire Ghairbh on the right. Happy for the blue sky !
:D 8)
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Meall na Teanga ahead...
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Looking back from top of Meall na Teanga, Sron a'Choire Ghairbh opposite on the left. The inversion is in the Glen now, Luckily I'm on top already and having the views in the right time
8) :lol:
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Inversion everywhere around, just imagining Loch Lochy there on the bottom
:lol: :lol: :wink:
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The way to the summit of Meall na Teanga
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Towards Nort-East...Loch Ness hidden
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...and towards North-West
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Meall na Teanga summit at 08:30 after 8.5 km from the start point
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Next target: Sron a'Choire Ghairbh. the Zig-Zag path nicely visible
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Munro no. 2: Sron a'Choire Ghairbh at 09:31 after 11.5 km from the start point...
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Towards North-East
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Self-timer by mobile phone made it from the Summit Cairn...after many times fallen down or catching blue sky only
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Towards South, looking back to Meall Teanga
:D 8)
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Meall Teanga from Sron a'Chroin Gharbh again, the clouds are coming very quickly...changes the views every one minute. Ben Nevis , CMD, Aonachs and Grey Corries in the background
:shock: 8) :D
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Towards East
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On my way back downd through the Valley
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Looking back...clear sky
8)
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...and again from lower level
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Looking ahead - down...clear view now

I got back to the car park around 11:15 am, there was only one more car...probably belonged to the one and only walker I have met on the bottom of the Glen when I almost finished my Walk and he was going up...Hope he enjoyed the views as it was changing many times there. I was just surprised nobody else there in the mountains in such a beautiful day :? :crazy: 8) :D :wink: :shock: :o
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Stopped my car for this shot from the Road over Loch Lochy...
8) :D :wink:
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby ancancha » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:16 am

You're certainly getting them ticked off as well Petr :clap:
The zigzag path looks fabulous 8)
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:44 pm

ancancha wrote:You're certainly getting them ticked off as well Petr :clap:
The zigzag path looks fabulous 8)

Thanks :) the zig-zag path was very comfortable to walk 8) :D :wink:
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby PerthAlly » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:48 pm

Petr

You depress me :lol:

Every 5 minutes you've been out walking somewhere! Good photo's though.

I'm off tomorrow so planning a trip to Glen Etive as the weather looks fine
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby J888ohn » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:26 pm

Very useful report for me Petr as I've got a cottage booked from 19th Sept for a week just where the road crosses the canal to get to this walk and was thinking it would be a good half day adventure for me. Great pics too. You're rocketing through the munros this year!
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:02 pm

PerthAlly wrote:Petr

You depress me :lol:

Every 5 minutes you've been out walking somewhere! Good photo's though.

I'm off tomorrow so planning a trip to Glen Etive as the weather looks fine

Thanks Ally :lol: :lol: I must often, because I can't stay long...need get home the same day early afternoon mostly :wink:
Hope you had a good trip today 8) :wink:
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:06 pm

J888ohn wrote:Very useful report for me Petr as I've got a cottage booked from 19th Sept for a week just where the road crosses the canal to get to this walk and was thinking it would be a good half day adventure for me. Great pics too. You're rocketing through the munros this year!

Thanks John :) Hope the report will help you to plan your trip there...I wish you good weather and views from top 8) Hope you will enjoy the walk :wink:
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Alteknacker » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:54 pm

Wow, what incredible weather you had! Your spirits must have been ever heading skywards for every minute after the first view of that cloud inversion.

Isn't it truly astonishing how few folk one meets in the Highlands, even on utterly brilliant days like this??? Saturday was a bit like this, yet after Ben Nevis I encountered 5 people in total!!!

Long may it continue like this!

(I'm honestly and truly not jealous that you can do this stuff so often; no, honestly, not one tiny bit, not at all.....)

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:02 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Wow, what incredible weather you had! Your spirits must have been ever heading skywards for every minute after the first view of that cloud inversion.

Isn't it truly astonishing how few folk one meets in the Highlands, even on utterly brilliant days like this??? Saturday was a bit like this, yet after Ben Nevis I encountered 5 people in total!!!

Long may it continue like this!

(I'm honestly and truly not jealous that you can do this stuff so often; no, honestly, not one tiny bit, not at all.....)

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks :)
I decided for the area because of the expected weather there, had a different original plan...but anyway you can trust the forecast and sometime get disappointed...so always happy and enjoying when the views are playing with my sesnses. It's something special by the feelings what can't be caught by camera, but will stay in your memories 8) :D :wink:
It was great last a few days by the weather, unfortunately mostly busy - no many free days to go out...and now it looks like back to "normal" rainy days ahead :crazy: :? :roll: Worried about my plans for the second half of September ( holiday = finally opportunity for biger trips ) : Liathach, An Teallach, Skye...Aonach Eagach again... as the forecast shows heavy rain every day from next weekend :( and for those mountains ( scrambling ) dry conditions for the grip on the rock required. But still time and hope for a change...anyway if not those hills, I will get my brother somewhere else...and maybe the Crib Goch - Crib y Ddysgl - Snowdon - Y Lliwedd ( the Horseshoe ) will finally happen as there is the forecast a little bit better - with some light rain only :lol:
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby dooterbang » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:33 pm

You wake at 2am, I ain't even asleep by that time :lol: Great motivation :)

Totally agree about driving long disatnces for better weather and getting views. Before I started chasing the weather a few years ago I actually did these when chasing Munros, didn't see a thing! It was laden with clag, it rained heavy, and the wind howled. Still enjoyed it though.

Cheers for posting.
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:40 pm

dooterbang wrote:You wake at 2am, I ain't even asleep by that time :lol: Great motivation :)

Totally agree about driving long disatnces for better weather and getting views. Before I started chasing the weather a few years ago I actually did these when chasing Munros, didn't see a thing! It was laden with clag, it rained heavy, and the wind howled. Still enjoyed it though.

Cheers for posting.

Cheers :D
It's good to enjoy the walk...the mountains in any weather conditions ( I love winter - snowy - freezy walks and climbs ) and also any more challenging conditions ( overcoming all obstacles...winds-gales in snowy winter )...then you feel the walk by all senses and the glass ( es ) of whisky tastes better then :D :lol: :lol:
But the views around from an summit...in clear, silent, peaceful day or night.......the beauty for an eyes, hearty feelings...it's something really very special and makes the sense of genuine life. Something what we will keep remember forever 8) I feel it's not just spending time, using walk in hills...it's real genuine living ! :D 8) :D
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Silverhill » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:20 pm

Wow, superb pictures! 8)
I wish I could head for the hills at the drop of a hat, like you seem to do. Not envious at all! :mrgreen:
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:27 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:..... I will get my brother somewhere else...and maybe the Crib Goch - Crib y Ddysgl - Snowdon - Y Lliwedd ( the Horseshoe ) will finally happen as there is the forecast a little bit better - with some light rain only :lol:


Well, give me a shout if you want some local company!!!

BTW, the Snowdon Horseshore is good; but I would say that the Tryfan/Glyders route is better. Check it out....
And there's MASSES of excellent scrambling... :D :D :D
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby dogplodder » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:04 am

Fabulous inversion pics! :D
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Re: Quick Loch Lochy Munros in sunrise...Sunny - Inversion v

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:48 pm

Silverhill wrote:Wow, superb pictures! 8)
I wish I could head for the hills at the drop of a hat, like you seem to do. Not envious at all! :mrgreen:

thanks :)
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