Hermits Seat of Bennachie

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 08/02/2015
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 220m
Views: 1599

Northern round of Meall nan Tarmachan

Route: The Tarmachan Ridge

Munros: Meall nan Tarmachan

Date walked: 21/09/2014

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 10.7km

Ascent: 830m

Nice day's round trip from the northern car park, up one of the valley-bounding ridges to Beinn nan Eachan, along the very fun Tarmachan Ridge, then back along the other valley bounding ridge. No real difficulties except for the well-known scrambling on Meall Garbh. It is sloping holds, which are not nice. In wet weather, I'd put effort into bypassing it - I don't like sloping muddy holds.
All in all, a nice route incorporating a justly popular ridge section. In hindsight, I'd add on route to the top of Creag na Caillich. The wife repeatedly asked me if this was or was not a Munro, and putting only one Munro on this excellent and well-sculpted ridge, with a significant hazard en route ... shows the arbitrary nature of the process. Madness ; nice madness, but madness nonetheless.

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Braemar to Blair Atholl

Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/06/2014
Distance: 45km
Ascent: 1200m
Views: 3882

Deeside Way ("Line") part 4 & 5

Attachment(s) Date walked: 11/08/2013
Distance: 24km
Ascent: 195m
Views: 2297

Deeside Line (pt 3)

Attachment(s) Date walked: 04/08/2013
Views: 921

Loch Vrotachan

Attachment(s) Date walked: 12/02/2013
Distance: 5km
Ascent: 150m
Views: 2328

Carn Mor, Ladder Hills

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Carn Mor (Ladder Hills)
Date walked: 01/02/2013
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 400m
Views: 1817

Glen Buchat, Creag an Eunan

Attachment(s) Date walked: 24/11/2012
Distance: 6.5km
Ascent: 300m
Views: 990

Route plan for Meallan An Laoigh

Attachment(s) Munros: Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Ban
Date walked: 12/07/1986
Distance: 33km
Ascent: 1960m
Views: 1704

Enter Shenavall

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 07/08/1980
Distance: 10.6km
Ascent: 450m
Views: 722


Location: Variable
Occupation: Geologist
Interests: Sex, drugs, rock, roll ; and if the above fall short, hillwalking, SCUBA diving, caving, etc.
Activity: Stravaiging
Pub: Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Mountain: Meallan an Laoigh
Place: Shenavall
Gear: compass
Member: None
Ideal day out: ridge with some scrambling
Ambition: Arson

Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1

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