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An alternative way to Meall a' Bhuachaille.

Date walked: 09/11/2022

A lunchtime walk slotted in before picking up a passenger on the bus from Edinburgh.
From the Reindeer Centre area quickly onto the section of the Loggers Way that heads up to the National Centre.
A path leads upwards from the Centre towards a couple of forestry that have to be crossed to continue up the Feint path through the mature trees and through worn down heather probably used by folks from the Centre and the reindeer folks out exercising their dogs. Pleasantly through the mature trees with some evidence of off-road biking tyre tracks.
Before the first track crossing some man-made winter homes for insects perhaps? can be seen. From the track crossing, the one used to follow the fine well know made up track down to the Green Loch, an immediate continuation up through the trees. At the second forestry track crossing walk a short distance up to find a continuation of the path through the heather.
Also an area of dead Pine trees that stand like sun-bleached monuments to previous growing trees. Not sure what would have killed these off.?
Eventually out onto an area of thinned out of scattered pines. A fight to reach the summit owing to the strong cross-wind from the South-West and glad that I had a walking pole to brace against while barn-dancing my way to the summit shelter for some relief. Down to the tea shop following the path to the col and quickly scampering into the cross wind like a man who had over dosed on alcohol. The trees in the forest could not come soon enough.
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Bynack More in the distance.

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Location: Highland.
Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: Col de Bavella
Mountain: Grosser Diamantstock
Place: Clach Glas
Gear: The piece left behind
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Ideal day out: Being alive and moving in the hills.

Munros: 281
Corbetts: 203
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Wainwrights: 11
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2022

Trips: 2

2021

Trips: 3

2020

Trips: 6

2019

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2018

Trips: 4
Distance: 26 km

2017

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2016

Trips: 2

2015

Trips: 1

2014

Trips: 4
Sub2000s: 1

2013

Trips: 11
Distance: 200 km
Ascent: 12500m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1
Fionas: 2

2012

Trips: 7
Distance: 38 km
Ascent: 1022m
Munros: 3
Fionas: 7

2011

Trips: 7
Distance: 300 km
Ascent: 4971m
Corbetts: 7

2010

Trips: 11
Distance: 127 km
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 4
Fionas: 5

2009

Trips: 3
Distance: 213 km

2008

Trips: 2
Distance: 180 km
Munros: 2

2007

Trips: 2
Distance: 190 km
Corbetts: 4

2006

Trips: 3
Distance: 25 km
Corbetts: 3

2005

Trips: 2
Distance: 67 km
Corbetts: 2


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