Monday, 8 July 2013

Creag Mhor - Walk Mhor too

Working with Glasgow Life on Sunday meant Craig missing the Wimbledon final - boo hoo - but fine weather, company and scenery more than made up for it.

Creag Mhor near Killin (not that near!!) was the target Munro for the group and an 8am start saw us starting to walk around the back of 11am after a long drive up Glen Lochay, parking near Kenknock.

A long walk in on the higher path saw us enter Coire-cheathaich towards the lochan then strike up to the ridge line of Sron nan Eun to the 820 contour.  A direct line up the ridge saw us summit around 5 pm - yes that big a walk in.

The group did very well in the searing heat but we found water as necessary on route and found great views from the summit to the isles, Ben Nevis, Arrochar Alps and others.

We descended more directly, down towards Allt Batavaime and followed the burn down SE to the path - passing a no doubt surprised couple of campers seeking solitude in the middle of no where.

A long walk out in the setting sun was wonderful in a glen full of history and active use to develop natural, Scottish forests.

A chippy stop in Callander around 950pm saw us home in Glasgow around 1115pm and me home for the back of mid-night; a very long day.

Well done to Christine, Fiona, Marie, Stephen and Bruce for a fantastic effort to get to the top as a team and back all safe and well - tired but hugely satisfied :)

Next up is Ben Dorain...looking forward with anticipation.

Field Mouse Ear - a bonny wee flower indeed

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