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Meall Luidh Mor - little to see, little to say!

Sub 2000s: Meall Luidh Mor

Date walked: 08/10/2017

Time taken: 3.1 hours

Distance: 11km

Ascent: 330m

Sub 2000 Marilyns: Meall Luidh Mor.
Date: 08/10/2017.
Distance: 11 km.
Ascent: 330m.
Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes.
Weather: Calm and drizzly with a low cloudbase

Woke up at the independent hostel in Glencoe on Sunday morning with a refreshing lack of hangover - although the Clachaig had been bouncing the night before, I had been fairly restrained for a change. Could get used to this! Initially I had my sights set on Meall Mor and perhaps Sgorr a' Choise, but a wave of low cloud and drizzle soon descended, so I decided to do something less ambitious.

I hit the road home with the intention of going the long way round via Loch Laggan and Speyside in the hope of finding marginally more pleasant weather. I didn't entirely succeed, but it wasn't really that bad, just eerie and dull, so I opted to wander out to Meall Luidh Mor.


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River Spean at Luiblea

Parking up with a load of other vehicles (who's owners had presumably headed off for the Ardverikie hills, I left the car shortly before 11am and wandered along the track towards Corrour Lodge. Although there had been a couple of freak cloud breaks on my way over, even the modest Meall Luidh Mor had it's head in the cloud now, at little over 500m high. Any interesting panoramas I had hoped to get of Binnein Shuas and Lochan na h-Earba would be hidden. The cloud lifted a little on Creag Mheagaidh however, giving me something to look at.

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Towards Meall Coire Choille-rais

I left the main Corrour track onto another broad forestry track which climbed around the back of Meall Luidh Mor. A hydro scheme was being built around the back of here, so the track was also well surfaced. After I had rounded the eastern end of the hill, I followed a fire break up onto the hill. This was probably a little premature, but it got me onto the eastern end of the summit ridge/plateau without too much bother. Some eerie reflections were the best of the views.

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Woodland colours

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On the summit plateau, this is about as good as it gets

I made my way west to the summit cairn and trig point and stopped for a lunch break. Nothing to see initially, but the cloud did gradually lift to give me a very limited appreciation of my surroundings. The summit area was all golden grass and perched boulders, so was actually quite pleasant.

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Descending the SE face of Meall Luidh Mor

I dropped more steeply between crags down the southern face and followed another firebreak for a short while, making a right turn onto a perpendicular one. This landed me back on the forestry track, where I was soon at the point I had left it and strolling back to the car. A couple with a dog were out walking - should have asked if they were heading up the hill.

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Lochan an Tuirc and Loch Laggan

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Creag Mhor

Fair to say that was one of the least eventful walks I've been on in a while, but nothing particularly unpleasant on it. I had planned to nip up it on a mammoth Great Glen/Loch Laggan/Speyside circuit on the bike, but I daresay I would have missed it out if I'd even managed to do the cycling part!

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Corbetts: 222
Grahams: 219
Donalds: 50
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2017

Trips: 48
Distance: 878.8 km
Ascent: 46030m
Munros: 24
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 6
Sub2000s: 33
Hewitts: 13
Wainwrights 1

2016

Trips: 55
Distance: 1132.8 km
Ascent: 59985m
Munros: 18
Corbetts: 20
Grahams: 20
Donalds: 4
Sub2000s: 33

2015

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Distance: 1009 km
Ascent: 58815m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 18
Grahams: 35
Donalds: 5
Sub2000s: 26

2014

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Distance: 1143 km
Ascent: 56245m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 23
Grahams: 43
Donalds: 33
Sub2000s: 23

2013

Trips: 45
Distance: 1121.2 km
Ascent: 52310m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 23
Grahams: 36
Sub2000s: 26

2012

Trips: 61
Distance: 1911.9 km
Ascent: 64050m
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 16
Sub2000s: 19
Hewitts: 96
Wainwrights 16

2011

Trips: 49
Distance: 867.2 km
Ascent: 45165m
Munros: 5
Corbetts: 21
Grahams: 31
Sub2000s: 11
Hewitts: 18

2010

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Distance: 987.3 km
Ascent: 49290m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 33
Grahams: 32
Sub2000s: 10
Hewitts: 4

2009

Trips: 43
Distance: 741 km
Ascent: 35725m
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 35
Grahams: 14
Sub2000s: 5
Hewitts: 1

2008

Trips: 47
Distance: 540.5 km
Ascent: 37865m
Munros: 15
Corbetts: 22
Grahams: 18
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 6

2007

Trips: 40
Distance: 471.5 km
Ascent: 30550m
Munros: 22
Corbetts: 19
Grahams: 7
Donalds: 3
Sub2000s: 4

2006

Trips: 36
Distance: 472 km
Ascent: 32785m
Munros: 39
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 4
Hewitts: 1

2005

Trips: 29
Distance: 464 km
Ascent: 27635m
Munros: 29
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 1
Sub2000s: 2
Hewitts: 5
Wainwrights 8

2004

Trips: 43
Distance: 839.4 km
Ascent: 47975m
Munros: 60
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 2
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 1

2003

Trips: 45
Distance: 798 km
Ascent: 51905m
Munros: 68
Corbetts: 5
Hewitts: 5

2002

Trips: 47
Distance: 634 km
Ascent: 42245m
Munros: 46
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 3
Hewitts: 24

2001

Trips: 61
Distance: 738.5 km
Ascent: 59035m
Munros: 45
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 52
Wainwrights 23

2000

Trips: 51
Distance: 512.5 km
Ascent: 42190m
Munros: 19
Corbetts: 2
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 55
Wainwrights 27

1999

Trips: 47
Distance: 504 km
Ascent: 43786m
Munros: 23
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 49
Wainwrights 4

1998

Trips: 37
Distance: 378 km
Ascent: 33525m
Munros: 12
Hewitts: 46

1997

Trips: 43
Distance: 512.1 km
Ascent: 44205m
Munros: 19
Corbetts: 4
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 2
Hewitts: 63
Wainwrights 6

1996

Trips: 40
Distance: 476.5 km
Ascent: 40740m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 2
Hewitts: 75
Wainwrights 17

1995

Trips: 2


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