Monday 04 November 2013
18.5 km/1207 m/07:00 hrs
The first snow… a good opportunity to climb the “easy” Loch Lochy Munros again. I used the standard route from Kilfinnan which starts with a few kilometres along a track through Kilfinnan Wood. At a small cairn a path branches off to the right, leading out of the forest and along the Allt Glas-Dhoire.
From the bealach between the two Munros I got a nice view into Gleann Tarsuinn, with the Graham Glas Bheinn in the centre and Meall an Tagraidh on the right (hiding the Corbett Meall na h-Eilde).
A path contours around Meall Dubh and leads towards Meall na Teanga’s easy-angled N ridge.
Meall na Teanga summit cairn.
Meall Coire Lochain, a Corbett Top of Meall na Teanga.
I returned to the bealach and started climbing up the zigzag path to Sròn a’ Choire Ghairbh, this time with even better views into Gleann Tarsuinn.
Again, there was only soft snow up on the ridge, but it was a lot deeper than on Meall na Teanga.
Looking E along the ridge towards Sean Mheall, another Corbett Top.
Hazy view towards Loch Ness, with the distinct shape of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh on the left.
Large cornice near the summit.
Sròn a’ Choire Ghairbh summit.
Under the thick layer of dark grey cloud that had developed in the meantime, I got just a glimpse of the Loch Quoich Munros in the NW.
On my way down along Càm Bhealach the weather cleared up a bit and the setting sun created some nice reflections on the still surface of Loch Lochy.
Not the most exciting walk, but it was good to get out once more in good weather – it probably wouldn’t be long and there’d be too much snow on the hills…