almost meall chean dearg

Munros: Maol Chean-dearg

Date walked: 20/10/2018

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 16km

Ascent: 955m

Meall Chean Dearg 16km 955m 6h 20/10/2018

Last w/e saw the KMC @ Sanachan B/H Loch Kishorn for Mikes final Munro of Meall Chean Dearg. Dry, on leaving the bunkhouse (ahem), the rain started as we parked at the bridge, gr956451 and continued into Sunday.
Walk in on a good path, cross the river via a wooden bridge for a break at Coulags bothy. Raining heavier now, as we pass the Clach nan Con - fionn stone, where the legendary Fionn, tied his hunting dogs. Paddle the path to a junction, then turn L for a 400m climb to bealach Coire Garbh. Strong winds here as we meet a party of three coming down, having refused to climb any further. Once at the col, we fight uphill, on a quartz path, against strong gusts of rain and wind to reach a grassy plateau. Cross this for another steep rise. The going so bad now, it was the summit team that crossed the boulder field to reach the cairn, while the rest, group huddled in a hollow conserving energy. A change of tops by me, brought warmth and soon the cairn team returned to cheers an congrats. A quick return to the bothy just beat the 28 cyclists coming our way, while gouging up the stalkers path. More cheers, congrats and a swallow then a swift return to the B/H for a great meal, good craic and singsong. Good to meet new and old friends thus recall my younger days. Not my hardest day on a hill, but it runs well amid my No2s. Thanks to Kennedy for the chat and Billy for the transport, so nice to actually see the countryside once in a while.

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A walk in the park

Attachment(s) Date walked: 10/10/2018
Distance: 18.3km
Ascent: 300m
Views: 128

Inverlael w/e 2

Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn Tharsuinn (Ardross), Meall an Fheur Loch
Date walked: 22/07/2018
Distance: 22.8km
Ascent: 1010m
Views: 147

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn an Eoin, Ben Mor Coigach, Meall Doire Faid, Sgurr an Fhidhleir
Date walked: 20/07/2018
Distance: 23.3km
Ascent: 2280m
Views: 259

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn na h-Eaglaise
Date walked: 27/05/2018
Distance: 7.8km
Ascent: 790m
Views: 314

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Attachment(s) Grahams: An Ruadh-mheallan, Beinn a'Chearcaill
Date walked: 25/05/2018
Distance: 19.5km
Ascent: 1220m
Views: 346

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn Bhreac (Loch Creran), Beinn Mheadhonach, Beinn Molurgainn
Date walked: 19/05/2018
Distance: 17.3km
Ascent: 1450m
Views: 337

Inchree insert

Attachment(s) Grahams: Beinn na Gucaig, Tom Meadhoin
Date walked: 29/04/2018
Distance: 16.5km
Ascent: 1255m
Comments: 2
Views: 378

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Meall Mor (Glencoe), Sgorr a'Choise
Date walked: 20/03/2018
Distance: 15km
Ascent: 1075m
Comments: 1
Views: 437

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Attachment(s) Grahams: Sgorr a'Choise
Date walked: 17/12/2017
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 712m
Comments: 4
Views: 582


Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: The Cobbler
Place: Skye
Gear: Yeti gaiters
Member: Kilmarnock Mountaineering Club
Ideal day out: A scramble in Glencoe or the Ben

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