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Meall nan Con - On the hill of the dogs

Sub 2000s: Meall nan Con

Date walked: 02/02/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 9km

Ascent: 540m

Tha e air a bhith greis ....it has been a wee while since i posted a report , not that i have been inactive just don't seem to find the time these days to put anything on WH.

Tha sinn air a bhith a-muigh mun cuairt an Corbetts na làithean sin ...we have mostly been collecting Corbetts and revisiting local hills this last year or so with the odd revisit Munro .

The cold weather here in Suaineart has been long lasting even to low levels with around 6 inches of snow right down to almost sea level the last week , with a good forecast on Saturday and having had further snow fall on Friday i decided to tackle a long term target .

I have driven past the Àird nam Murchan sub 2000's on numerous occasions and always thought "i'll climb these on clear, bright ,snowy days" ..........Uill ' S e disaithrne a bh'ann.

Set of along the loch to the Cill Mhòr turn off which is only 50 mins from my house wondering if i made the right choice given the Alpine conditions and the lure of higher tops which i was resisting ...... with difficulty !.

I found a grand scene awaiting ......

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An rathad shuas


There is many routes onto these hills we choose a direct assualt up the ridge and onto Beinn an Leathaid first ...deep snow and well over the boots ,unusual for this far West but the views were tremendous.

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Beinn Hiant


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Meall nan Con


Soon found ourselves on the summit of Beinn an Leathaid "hill of the slope" for its height quite a tremendous vantage point especially to Na h- Eileanan Beaga or the "Small Isles".

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Na h-eileanan beaga


And to Oirthir Muideart ....the Moidart coastline

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Oirthir Muideart


'S e gaoth fuair a bh'ann .air a mhullach ...cold wind on the summit but well worth the effort over and through the unconslidated snow.
We dropped down directly to the bealach nan eich and then round to the 280m spot in between Leathaid and Meall nan Con. Quite a few hazards here under the snow but kept the boots dry for the most part .

Tremendous outlooks onto Eilean Eige herself between col and glacan

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Eilean Eige


We took the line to the left of a prominent watercourse between Meall nan Con and Coire mam a' Ghaill and soon on the summit ridge of Meall nan Con ..sgionneil !

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Caol Mhuile




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Eilean Eige a' Tuath


The summit offers superb views not only of the islands but a real 360 degree all rounder this one

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Fascadale agus an Iar






We spent time on the summit before heading down to the Meall Meadhoin which overlooks the lochan Mhic Dhonuill Dhuibh then back up the bealach onto the druim of màm a' ghaill onto Tom Mhic Iain and back to the car.

In all six hours due to the snow but a first class choice on one of the best days in years.....

faodaidh beag a bhith àlainn ...small can be beautiful

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An Cù

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Comments: 4



Mun cuairt os cionn Gleann Moire Easan

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Corbetts: Meall Dubh
Date walked: 19/01/2019
Distance: 12km
Views: 8


Ann an Ross Siar ...moch sa mhadainn

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Corbetts: Beinn Liath Mhor a'Ghiubhais Li
Date walked: 18/11/2018
Distance: 6km
Views: 19


Farragon Hill agus Meall na Tairneachan

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Corbetts: Farragon Hill, Meall Tairneachan
Date walked: 17/10/2018
Distance: 17.25km
Ascent: 878m
Views: 25


Gleann Liomhan

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Corbetts: Meall Buidhe, Sron a'Choire Chnapanich
Date walked: 15/10/2018
Distance: 15.75km
Ascent: 921m
Views: 23


Gleann Eachach agus na Dheargan

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Corbetts: Carn Dearg (North of Gleann Eachach), Carn Dearg (South of Gleann Eachach)
Date walked: 10/10/2018
Distance: 9km
Views: 20


Gleann Comhann

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Munros: Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach
Date walked: 06/10/2018
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 1315m
Views: 21


Gairbheinn (Màm Ghearraig)

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Corbetts: Gairbeinn
Date walked: 22/09/2018
Distance: 8km
Views: 22


Beinn Each

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Corbetts: Beinn Each
Date walked: 08/09/2018
Distance: 4.5km
Ascent: 673m
Views: 43


An dùthich Bàideanach

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Corbetts: Carn an Fhreiceadain
Date walked: 01/09/2018
Distance: 18km
Ascent: 680m
Views: 39

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Location: Gaidhealtachd an Iar
Occupation: Comisean nan Coilltearachd
Interests: Ghaidhlig ,Eachdraidh , Ainmean Aite na h Alba ,coisich nan Chnoic agus bal coise
Activity: Hill Bagger
Pub: Bothy Bar
Mountain: Sgorr nan Ciche
Place: Na Garbh Criochan
Gear: Mo cás
Camera: Fuji
Ideal day out: Coisich Mor air an druim ..... long day on the ridge
Ambition: 282

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 95
Grahams: 26
Sub 2000: 20
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2019

Trips: 2
Distance: 21 km
Ascent: 540m
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 25
Distance: 300 km
Ascent: 7367m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 24
Grahams: 7
Sub2000s: 2

2017

Trips: 18
Distance: 65.75 km
Ascent: 800m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 20
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 2

2016

Trips: 15
Distance: 108.75 km
Ascent: 7843m
Corbetts: 14
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 2

2015

Trips: 13
Distance: 304.1 km
Ascent: 18950m
Munros: 35
Corbetts: 4

2014

Trips: 17
Distance: 324 km
Ascent: 11163m
Munros: 40
Corbetts: 3
Sub2000s: 2

2013

Trips: 19
Distance: 285.5 km
Ascent: 11960m
Munros: 44
Corbetts: 10
Grahams: 1

2012

Trips: 31
Distance: 274.5 km
Ascent: 18956m
Munros: 55
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 4

2011

Trips: 12
Distance: 87 km
Ascent: 2585m
Munros: 19
Corbetts: 1


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