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
Stobinian and Ben More
Ben Dubhchraig and Ben Lui - surprisingly there seemed more snow on the SW face than in central gully
I assume this must be Beinn Udlaidh across Glen Lochy
North to Meall Ghaordaidh
There was much activity around the mast
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

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

The Loch Tay hills from Beinn Leahainn
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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Place: Torridon
Member: FRCC, AC, John Muir Trust
Camera: Lumix G6
Ideal day out: remote mountain where i'm unlikely to meet many people

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