Another fail, for Creise sake!!

Route: Creise and Meall a'Bhuiridh from the Ski centre

Munros: Creise, Meall a'Bhuiridh

Date walked: 28/05/2011

Time taken: 3 hours

Ascent: 470m

After doing Meall a'Bhuiridh a few weeks ago and chickening out on Creise I decided to give Creise another go this weekend as my walking buddy and Bob (the dog) was up for the weekend. We had a shock on arrival at the ski centre as there was a mountain biking downhill event on and the car park was mobbed.
After getting kitted up we started off up under the chairlift. Only to stop after 10 minutes and get full waterproofs on as it started chucking it down. Worryingly enough the wind was picking up as well. By the time we got to the top of the chairlift it was gusting really badly and we had been caught in a few hail showers which was not pleasant.

Quick break inbetween rain/hail showers

We decided to try and head for the summit of Meal a'Bhuiridh and see how the weather conditions were before heading over to Creise. Walking over to the base of the next hill was a bit of a struggle as the wind was right in or faces and quite difficult to walk in. After another half an hour of walking up hill it started pouring, then hailstones and finally it started snowing. We took shelter behind some rocks to see if it was just a passing shower but after 10 minutes with no let up we decided to call it a day and head back to the car.

Please let me go home...

We got back to the top of the chairlift and turned round to have a look at the summit; clear as a bell with not a cloud in site, although the sky behind it did look very dark. I think we did make the right decision turning down but thats twice I've been up there and failed to get Creise - hopefully third time will be lucky.

Time to head back

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Comments: 6

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Attachment(s) Munros: Meall a'Bhuiridh
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Ascent: 1108m
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Ascent: 1010m
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Location: Glasgow
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