It was a nice enough morning albeit it was only 5C. Winter is on its way.
I have some on-going injuries at the moment that I don't seem to be
giving time to heal. My hip was giving me jip throughout the walk
Looking towards Ben Lawers hills:
The tarmac road made for easy walking. It didn't take me long to reach the transmitter.
During the ascent I was passed by several 4x4s. Fortunately these were farmers heading out to round-up lots of sheep and not stalkers.
Below the transmitter:
Looking towards Creag Gharbh:
Breaclaich lochan and dam are nice. The water level today was really low.
Approaching the Breaclaich Dam:
Beyond the dam the tarmac road changed to landrover track. I followed the landrover track until reaching the point where I was closest to the summit and then took to the hillside.
The final section of ascent was fairly wet underfoot.
Looking back to Lochan Breaclaich during ascent of Creag Gharbh:
Approaching the summit trig point:
It didn't take long to reach the summit of Creag Gharbh. Views were fairly limited due to low cloud.
The remains of a bird were sitting atop the trig point. I assume a raptor decided to use the trig point as a dinner table.
At the summit of Creag Gharbh:
Looking down to Loch Tay:
Looking across to Meall nan Tarmachan (zoom):
After taking a few photos at the summit, I returned to the car via the same route. During the descent it was interesting to watch a number of border collies rounding up lots of sheep.
Horse and hills:
On reaching the car, I drove approximately five miles to reach the starting point for Meall Buidhe in Glen Ogle.
Hill: Meall Buidhe
Date: Friday 10th October 2014
Company: Just myself
Distance: 7.6km, Ascent: 430m
Time: 2Hrs 10Mins