Breadalbane Munros

Munros: Meall Glas, Sgiath Chùil

Date walked: 23/06/2011

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 48km

Meall Glas and Sgiath Chuil


Yesterday myself (Morag) and husband Andrew bagged the two Breadalbane Munros, we decided to start the route from Auchlyne as we felt it would be less boggy than the route from Auchessan.

First it was breakfast at the Ardlui Hotel (a wee bit pricey we thought £22.50 for two breakfasts), a couple of weeks ago had a similar breakfast in Tarbet Hotel and it was half this price, however it was nice. (like to try out the eating places on route) :lol: :lol:

We parked the car just at the end of the Auchlyne village, a lovely wee place, very peaceful with chickens, rabbits and hens walking about.

Anyway we started off on a track on the right just over the Auchlyne West Burn, and headed uphill zigging and zagging to the 400m level, (saw quite a bit of wild life along this track, deer, foxes, tadpoles, rooks, chaffinches) this track goes eastwards below Sgiath Chuil, at the end of the track which was very very very long we crossed the stream and headed up grassy slopes (along side the Alt Coire nam Moine in a northwest direction to the summit of Meall Glas ).

Andrew actually rested just below the summit, he had hurt his foot a few weeks ago and it was causing him some pain, I headed up to the summit on my own, met two other couples who had already been on Sgiath Chuil, it was really windy, so I chatted for a bit, took some photo's, then headed back down to where Andrew was resting.

We then headed off east along the ridge towards the trig point of Beinn Cheathaich, from here we headed north for a wee while before descending east to avoid the crags, fairly steep descend and ascend from Beinn Cheathaich to Meall a' Churain, we then followed a path leading south to the Sgiath Chuil summit cairn. On leaving this summit we headed east then south east and eventally joined the track leading to Auchlyne. Really enjoyable day.

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Ben Vane

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Munros: Ben Vane
Date walked: 22/07/2010
Comments: 1
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Arrochar Alps

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Date walked: 02/07/2010
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The Whangie

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 28/06/2010
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Ben A'an

Date walked: 08/06/2010
Distance: 3km
Ascent: 454m
Comments: 1
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The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)

Corbetts: The Cobbler
Date walked: 15/05/2010
Distance: 9km
Ascent: 890m
Comments: 1
Views: 2655

Morag M

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Location: Glasgow
Occupation: Mental Health Nurse
Interests: Walking, Days Out, socialising with family and friends, gardening, photography.
Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Beinn Bhuidhe
Place: Inverary
Gear: Boots
Ideal day out: A bit of them all - scary scramble, epic ridge walk & idyllic ramble round a loch
Ambition: To bag all the Munro's

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