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Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35


Postby DJG78 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:02 pm

Route description: Meall Ghaordaidh from Glen Lochay

Munros included on this walk: Meall Ghaordaidh

Date walked: 27/02/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 7.75 km

Ascent: 1039m

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This is my shortest post. Why? because i couldnt see a thing from start to finish so theres not much to report. Visability was the worst ive experienced. I didnt want to waste the opportunity but really shouldnt have bothered as it was not an enjoyable hike. Very wet sideways sheeting rain even went through the goretex, howling gales and freezing summit temperatures were anything but fun. A steeper than expected ridge was tricky even with the crampons. I was amazed to pass 3 fellow hikers on my decent but i dont think they noticed me due to 10ft visability. Hill bagged but I wont be attempting many others in this kind of weather!

Feb 019.jpg

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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby yokehead » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:31 pm

Sorry, that doesn't look like the summit to me, you need to be about 50m further to the north. :shock: :? :(

Suggest you'll have to revisit for your no. 35. Sorry again, but the weather on MG is always like that. :(
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby rockhopper » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:44 pm

Certainly looks pretty horrendous DJ.
yokehead wrote: but the weather on MG is always like that.
Haven't been up this hill yet but looks like I'll need to take lots of waterproofs when I do :lol:
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby Driver84 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:44 pm


DJ, i dont know if Yokehead is trying to pull your leg or not but that is the summit cairn, with trig point in the centre. There is nothing else up there...!
I was up there on the Saturday (26th) and had great weather, although a little windy.

Walk report to come but here's the summit.
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby DJG78 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:06 pm

Cheers Driver84, i know its definetly the summit. I followed the walk report and used my garmin sat nav. Your right, theres nothing else up there. I even calibratd my sat nav using ordance survey before i set off. Yokehead must be confused. Thanks for the clear summit shot. Glad you got the views!
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby yokehead » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:54 pm

DJG78 wrote:Yokehead must be confused

Me, confused, certainly not! :? :?

Driver84 wrote:DJ, i dont know if Yokehead is trying to pull your leg or not

Compare the 2 summit photos, taken only 1 day apart I think. Clearly different, look how much snow in the 1 compared to the other. Pull your leg indeed! :( :shock: :? :wink:
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby Scott69 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Here is a Pic I took of the summit cairn last March,looking towards Ben More and Stob Binnien.
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby DJG78 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:40 pm

yokehead wrote:
DJG78 wrote:Yokehead must be confused

Me, confused, certainly not! :? :?

Driver84 wrote:DJ, i dont know if Yokehead is trying to pull your leg or not

Compare the 2 summit photos, taken only 1 day apart I think. Clearly different, look how much snow in the 1 compared to the other. Pull your leg indeed! :( :shock: :? :wink:


Yokehead, im not sure what your on mate but just because two photo's differ due to snow cover doesnt mean its a different summit. I expect they look different due to vast snow melt in a day or so which was the case in that area at the time. There is only 1 trig point on Meall Ghaordaidh.
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby DJG78 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:41 pm

Scott69 wrote:Here is a Pic I took of the summit cairn last March,looking towards Ben More and Stob Binnien.
Photo127.jpg


Very Cool Photo!
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby yokehead » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:12 pm

DJG78 wrote:
yokehead wrote:
DJG78 wrote:Yokehead must be confused

Me, confused, certainly not! :? :?

Driver84 wrote:DJ, i dont know if Yokehead is trying to pull your leg or not

Compare the 2 summit photos, taken only 1 day apart I think. Clearly different, look how much snow in the 1 compared to the other. Pull your leg indeed! :( :shock: :? :wink:


Yokehead, im not sure what your on mate but just because two photo's differ due to snow cover doesnt mean its a different summit. I expect they look different due to vast snow melt in a day or so which was the case in that area at the time. There is only 1 trig point on Meall Ghaordaidh.


Sorry DJG it was all just my (obviously very poor) attempt at a wee joke, hence the :wink: at the end of my previous post. :( It certainly got to you though! :lol: Sorry again! :oops:

Here's my summit photo, nothing could be seen much beyond the stone shelter surrounding the trig point.

mg5.jpg

Although it had looked like this earlier.

mg2.jpg

It was a good day out!
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Re: Meall Ghaordaidh. Munro 35

Postby monty » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:15 pm

R you daft Yokehead Thats the wrong summit :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well done on getting out DJg78. The conditions look horrible :lol: We have all been there though. :D
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