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Meall nan Tarmachan

Meall nan Tarmachan


Postby weescotsman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:56 am

Route description: The Tarmachan Ridge

Munros included on this walk: Meall nan Tarmachan

Date walked: 15/07/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 5 km

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Brutal weather, horizontal rain and galeforce north-east winds. Made the summit but didn't venture along the ridge due to adverse weather conditions. To be repeated on a better day........

Only a few pics taken, this was about the clearest.
tarmachan1.jpg
Holding on to mother earth at the summit....
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In hindsight it was really that brutal that we shouldn't have gone up.
Kinda glad we didn't stick to plan A which was the 5 Sisters of Kintail.

Had a txt from my nephew on holiday in Oban who allegedly claimed it was blue skies and sunshine..... he didn't send
the requested pic so I have no proof as of yet............ :lol:
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Re: Meall nan Tarmachan

Postby Paul Webster » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:49 am

Looks lovely 8)

Your photo demonstrates the need for trig points / summit cairns - looks like you'd have wanted a bigger one to hold onto. :lol:
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Re: Meall nan Tarmachan

Postby smudger831 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:45 pm

Still my favorite walk, although in that weather... There was this one time I did it in weather like this with an instant bbq for making dinner. The after effects of barely cooked chicken at 3000feet was not pleasant. :shock:
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Re: Meall nan Tarmachan

Postby weescotsman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:00 pm

We only completed it really as the lady in the pic was doing her first munro........... can't get much worse really.

Her other hobby is freefall parachuting..... can't imagine where you would end up jumping out of a plane in that wind. Well off target to say the least............. :lol:
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