Meall nan Tarmachan

Munros: Meall nan Tarmachan

Date walked: 31/05/2010

A roasting hot bank holiday Monday and my first chance to get up a munro this year. The thermometer in the car read about 22 degrees afterwards - pretty hot for this time of year!

Parked before the reservoir and took the direct path up Meall nan Tarmachan rather than walking along the Tarmachan Ridge. The views alone are worth the walk. Not particularly difficult either - the "scramble" up the gully is easy going.

For the most part, the path is solid underfoot and it's difficult to lose sight of. The path along the ridge also seems well trodden. The walk doesn't really get steep until the final push up to the ridge. It's just like a large staircase - most people should have no difficulty getting up here. The rocks might get a bit slippery in the wet, but it shouldn't be too much trouble to walk up the grass beside them.


Meall nan Tarmachan from the beginning of the walk.


A quick break to enjoy the view over Loch Tay. Couldn't have asked for better weather, really!


Not much further to go - just a quick scurry up the gully and onto the top of the ridge.


Much easier going than expected - it's just like a staircase!


The summit cairn of Meall nan Tarmachan, looking roughly south-west. The view from up here is fantastic! Ben Nevis is easily spotted on a clear day.


Meall Garbh, with Meall nan Tarmachan on the right of the photo.

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