Stuchd an Lochain in great winter weather

Route: Stuchd an Lochain

Munros: Stuchd an Lochain

Date walked: 03/02/2012

Time taken: 3.57 hours

Distance: 9.21km

Ascent: 759m

This was the seventh and final day of my winter Munro holiday. I had been very lucky with the weather – light winds and views from five of the eight summits. This day had the best weather of all.

My hire car was showing -7C in Killin that morning and I was nervous about ice on the Ben Lawers road. There were a few scary moments and lots of first gear on the downhill bends but I made the parking space by the dam without a scratch. There was nobody else parked there and I saw no one all day.

I had to get to Glasgow airport that afternoon and wanted to be sure that I had time in hand before stopping to take photographs. All of the pictures are from the summit and the descent but I have reordered them from bottom to top.

A. Cairn.JPG
Cairn marking the start of the path – very icy so I walked to the side of it

B. Crampons.JPG
Steep and slippery – I put on my crampons for this

C. Dam.JPG
The dam on Loch an Daimh

D. Ridge.JPG
Great high level walk

E. Lochan.JPG
Spot the lochan!

F. S a L.JPG
Stuchd an Lochain

G. Slide.JPG
Walked up, slid down (just missed the fence post)

H. Meall Buidhe.JPG
Meall Buidhe

I. Summit View 1.JPG
Summit view

J. Ridge from summit.JPG
Looking back at the ridge

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Location: Ambleside
Occupation: Forester

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Distance: 9.21 km
Ascent: 759m
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