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Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby JimboJim » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:40 pm

Route description: Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Ski centre

Munros included on this walk: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh

Date walked: 16/03/2016

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 14.4 km

Ascent: 1200m

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Time for another trip out and weather looked fine for Glencoe, so decided to revisit hill No's 50 and 51. My first trip up these had been a good experience, but this was to be one hard to beat, I think. Wall to wall sunshine. T-shirt from bottom, to the top and back again and snow just about the same :D
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Ok, wasn't wall to wall sunshine all the time, as the shadow from Creag Dubh, got in the way, during final descent :)
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Yours truly, summit of Meall a'Bhuiridh.
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Straight over to Creise.
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Bidean, Beinn a'Bheithir.
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Beinn Dorain, overlooking Loch Tulla.
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Coire an Easian, Clach Leathad and beyond.

Met a few other walkers and had a blether, or two. Lots of skiers out enjoying the conditions too. Met couple of lads from Glasgow who went round past Clach Leathad, and skied from Sron nam Forsair down into Coire an Easian. Looked great, but not for the faint-hearted ... like me (and I've never learned to ski :lol: )
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Cornicing aroud Creise.
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Clach Leathad Cornicing.
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Fine vista to the south.
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A closer look at the Ben.
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Nice view of the Glen Orchy hills, too.
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The edge.
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Someone coming off Clach Leathad.
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Looking over to Clach Leathad.
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Looking up from the bealach.
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Couple of guys making way up from the bealach, if you can spot them.

Followed the WH's route and visited Clach Leathad, for good measure, trying not to get too drawn to the cornicing on Creise, which is most impressive and can be equally dangerous, as one WH member can testify :shock:
All in all, a superb five and a half hours, topped off with majestic wee shandy, in the ski centre cafe. Unbeatable :)
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Not easy snapping a ski-er.
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Still plenty snow for the skiers. Would love to give it a try, someday!
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Couple of wild (mad?) skiers, coming off Sron nam Forsair.
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Panorama, Glencoe and Nevis.
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Part of Clachlet Traverse.
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Cruachan, Stob Coir'an Albannaich, Starav and I think the Paps, just keeking through :)
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Buachaille Etive Mor, among others.
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Back to Meall a'Bhuiridh. Lawers hills way in the distance.
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Bidean and Stob Coire nan Lochan.
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Re: Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby jamesb63 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:40 pm

BEAUTIFUL just cant be beaten on days like this you definetly go it perfect :clap: :clap: :clap:
done the Clachlet traverse last year and seen very little
looking at your pics just reminds me it has to be done again
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Re: Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:05 pm

Brings back memories :D We did this duo last year in exactly the same conditions. The traverse to Creise with big cornices hanging above was some kind of adventure!
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Re: Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby Jaxter » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:26 pm

Stunning photos!! :clap: these days make up for the claggy ones don't they :D

Those cornices look pretty epic :shock:
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Re: Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby Graeme D » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:27 pm

Very nice, and some seriously chunky looking cornices there too! :D
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Re: Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby dogplodder » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:49 am

Can't wait to do these two but with a bit less snow - although won't beat the stunning snowy photos you got! :D
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Re: Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:16 pm

Love these two hills as well! But climbing them from Glen Etive will be my favorite way up. You had a great day and got some fantastic photos :clap: :clap:
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Re: Magical Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh - the Return!

Postby ancancha » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:20 pm

Some great photos, loved the cornice ones, impressive :clap:
You'd love ski touring, it's like hill walking only you don't have to walk downhill afterwards :lol:
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