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Meall Buidhe - peak of last resort

Grahams: Meall Buidhe

Date walked: 25/05/2018

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 7.3km

Ascent: 520m

It had not been a good day :( I drove all the way to Glen Orchy to climb Beinn Mhic Mhonaidh only to find the track through the forest closed for "harvesting" I didn't have a proper map so I had to go somewhere I'd been before. I carried on to the start of the Dalmally horseshoe, but again there was a NO ENTRY sign on the gate - power station works or something. I could probably have ignored that, but I just felt it wasn't my day: on the way home at Glen Ogle, however I thought I would repeat Meall Buidhe - I could manage that without a map
There was frantic activity in the car park as they were doing work on the TV mast at the top of the track, but I managed to ascend it without getting run down by any cement lorries etc and stopped for a rest just short of the top. it was a bit hazy, but I'd bought my "long lens" and took a few shots looking down Glen Dochart
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Stobinian and Ben More
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Ben Dubhchraig and Ben Lui - surprisingly there seemed more snow on the SW face than in central gully
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I assume this must be Beinn Udlaidh across Glen Lochy
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North to Meall Ghaordaidh
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There was much activity around the mast
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I seemed to remember the summit was to the South, so I headed through the thick heather towards this lump. It was further than it looked - there was a lot of dead ground - and once I got there the summit was still some way beyond but over much easier terrain.

Views from the summit

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Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin
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A wider view
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Ben Ledi and Ben Vane
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The hills on the North side of Glen Dochart
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North to the 709m sub-summit of Beinn Leahainn
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Ben Lawers
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A wider view over Beinn Leahainn

I wandered over to the sub-summit - it seemed churlish not to - and there were better views to the North and East. - there was even a cairn on it.

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The Loch Tay hills from Beinn Leahainn
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Looking down Loch Tay
From near the mast I headed straight down, cutting out the zig-zags, but the ricketty deer fence looked a bit of an obstacle. Following it South however I soon came to a gate and returned to the car

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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Weisshorn
Place: Torridon
Member: FRCC, AC, John Muir Trust
Camera: Lumix G6
Ideal day out: remote mountain where i'm unlikely to meet many people

Munros: 282
Corbetts: 82
Grahams: 27
Donalds: 6
Wainwrights: 159
Hewitts: 146
Sub 2000: 3



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Statistics

2018

Trips: 3
Distance: 39.3 km
Ascent: 2088m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 1

2017

Trips: 6
Distance: 29.75 km
Ascent: 2766m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 2

2016

Trips: 16
Distance: 210.95 km
Ascent: 12449m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 8
Grahams: 5

2015

Trips: 16
Distance: 143.9 km
Ascent: 10590m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 7
Grahams: 8
Donalds: 1

2014

Trips: 6
Distance: 80.6 km
Ascent: 5180m
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 6
Grahams: 1

2013

Trips: 4
Distance: 42.9 km
Ascent: 3887m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 2

2011

Trips: 2
Distance: 32 km
Ascent: 2397m
Corbetts: 1

2010

Trips: 2

2009

Trips: 2

2007

Trips: 2

2006

Trips: 2

2004

Trips: 3

2003

Trips: 4

2002

Trips: 3

2001

Trips: 5

2000

Trips: 6

1999

Trips: 1
Distance: 20.2 km
Ascent: 982m
Munros: 1

1998

Trips: 1
Distance: 36 km
Ascent: 1760m
Munros: 4

1996

Trips: 1
Distance: 70 km
Ascent: 3700m
Munros: 8

1995

Trips: 1
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 1398m
Munros: 1

1994

Trips: 1
Distance: 13.7 km
Ascent: 1050m
Munros: 1

1993

Trips: 1
Distance: 38 km
Ascent: 1950m
Munros: 2

1969

Trips: 1
Distance: 7.3 km
Ascent: 962m
Corbetts: 1

1960

Trips: 1


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