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under the weather

Corbetts: Meall Horn

Date walked: 15/05/2022

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 17km

Ascent: 1022m



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I was hoping to be further along the road to get to a nice spot to see the sunrise but ended up with the A96. Needs must!

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Set off from the car park at 7.15am with a good view of Ben Stack to draw me along the track.

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Unusual tree.

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There's also a good view of Arkle.

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From the same spot looking back at Ben Stack.

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Haven't quite worked out what is what here but possibly Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill and/or satellites.

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The two boulders that stand either side of the Arkle / Meall Horn track. Strange to think that the last time I was here was on my way to Arkle during the BSE outbreak that ran into 2001, at the time one of the few places you could climb a hill.

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The first 100m of proper ascent is hard work because of the still air and having felt under the weather the day previously. It is a relief to get onto flatter ground.

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View south to some Quinag peaks.

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The track up is very good but eventually I have to head across the bog verge.

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Good view of Arkle on the way up to the Horn bealach.

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Zoom to Quinag. It is a bit of a struggle up to the bealach so I just take it a bit at a time and that also lets me take a few photos.

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Despite the stoniness of the bealach it is smooth walking -once I have got my breath back. I consider restricting the walk to Creagan Meall Horn only because I am really not finding it easy walking today.

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View north to Loch Eriboll. A bit hazy but that is starting to change.

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View south east to Meall Horn from near Creagan Meall Horn, the air starting to clear from slight haze to fluffy white cloud.

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Foinaven to the north.

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Blue sky to the west.

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And to the north. Ben Hope visible on the right.

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Arkle again.

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Arkle and Foinaven.

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Meall Horn again. The improving visibility and a rest make me think of including Meall Horn despite my twingy leg and lethargy.

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Ben Stack and Arkle again with the weather or air clarity becoming spectacularly good.

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Looking back at Creagan Meall Horn from Meall Horn slopes where I again discover that I am not firing on all cylinders. There's a bit of an improvement though because of the gentler gradient and the rest I had at Creagan Meall Horn.

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Foinaven, Cranstackie & co.

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Fantastic weather.

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Glad to see the summit cairn.

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Ben Hope again.

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View NNW.

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Ben Hope again.

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View NNE.

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View SSE.

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Quinag, Ben Stack and Arkle.

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Arkle, Creagan Meall Horn and Foinaven.

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Ben Stack and Arkle again.

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Interesting sky.

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Time to descend. View south to Meallan Liath Coire Mhic Dhughaill. The foreground ridge is the descent route suggested by WH but I decide to be sensible and stick to and out and back route in case I need extra water.

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Close up of Arkle from descent.

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Zoom south.

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Zoom of Arkle crags.

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I eventually make it back to the track, a lot easier to descend than ascend. View of Foinaven.

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Back near the car park I am a bit tired but very pleased with the day and glad I made the little extra effort to get to Meall Horn despite not really feeling like it at points.

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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Alligin
Place: Assynt

Munros: 123
Corbetts: 64
Grahams: 28
Donalds: 1
Wainwrights: 10
Hewitts: 12
Sub 2000: 47



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Statistics

2022

Trips: 14
Distance: 128 km
Ascent: 6955m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2021

Trips: 50
Distance: 410.05 km
Ascent: 19613m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 7

2020

Trips: 39
Distance: 226.7 km
Ascent: 11266m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 3

2019

Trips: 31
Distance: 187.05 km
Ascent: 9684m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2018

Trips: 28
Distance: 191.9 km
Ascent: 12074m
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2017

Trips: 31
Distance: 226.75 km
Ascent: 8838m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 4

2016

Trips: 20
Distance: 229 km
Ascent: 9236m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2015

Trips: 39
Distance: 286 km
Ascent: 12583m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 9

2014

Trips: 29
Distance: 3564.25 km
Ascent: 15847m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 9
Hewitts: 3

2013

Trips: 29
Distance: 206.75 km
Ascent: 16700m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 4
Sub2000s: 4

2012

Trips: 12
Distance: 73 km
Ascent: 5261m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2011

Trips: 6
Distance: 55 km
Ascent: 3917m
Grahams: 3
Sub2000s: 1

2010

Trips: 6
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 2200m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

2009

Trips: 4
Distance: 24.5 km
Ascent: 2194m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1

2008

Trips: 3
Distance: 24 km
Ascent: 3189m

2007

Trips: 5
Distance: 31 km
Ascent: 1896m

2006

Trips: 3
Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 3730m

2004

Trips: 4
Distance: 44 km
Ascent: 2706m
Corbetts: 1

2003

Trips: 5
Distance: 50 km
Ascent: 5760m
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2

2002

Trips: 3
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2449m

2001

Trips: 6
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 4245m
Munros: 2

2000

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1300m
Munros: 3

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 28 km
Ascent: 900m
Corbetts: 1

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 1055m
Munros: 2

1997

Trips: 1
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1400m
Grahams: 1

1995

Trips: 4
Distance: 80 km
Ascent: 4322m
Munros: 3
Grahams: 1

1994

Trips: 2
Distance: 35.5 km
Ascent: 2477m
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 10 km
Ascent: 1100m

1992

Trips: 2
Distance: 46 km
Ascent: 2345m


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