Log 26 Sept 2010

GLEN LY0N 26 SEPTEMBER 2010

10 members set off for 3 different starting points, doing 2 Munros, 4 Corbetts and a Graham, in a record 7 splinter groups, giving an average splinteration factor of 1.43 (By the Irvine/Kingswood method of calculation).  
Allan achieved the record cider consumption, with an average consumption of 1 can per 300 ft (To be verified by the Strongbow Book of Records)

 
The story of how such remarkable figures were achieved follows:

D.McG, Noelle, Koon, Sue and Billy travelled via the rough Hydro road at the top of Glen Lochay to a frosty Pubil in Glen Lyon.
SRON A'CHOIRE CNAPANAICH was reached via a short diversion due to a blocked access path.  
Conditions were cold but with bright sunshine and excellent visibility, and there were extensive views over Rannoch Moor to Ben Nevis, Glencoe, and South.
The bealach was attained by a crossing of extensive peat hags, and a huge herd of deer was seen ascending a shoulder of Meall Buidhe.
Billy descended to the car, whilst the others left bags at the bealach, with Koon, Noelle and Sue ascending MEALL BUIDHE, the party returning to the car by various descent routes.
The hostility at the Bridge End Bar was attained via a stop to take photographs of a perfectly still loch, 2 hours well spent Sue!   And Koon moaned all day that I was blocking "her" sunshine.
Report by Derek McGaw

 

Allan climbed up some heathery lump near Innerwick and was down in time to sink a few cans of cider at the local tea shop in Bridge of Balgie before Andy and Malcolm returned from a round of Stuc an Lochan plus its outliers, Meall an Odhar and An Grianan. Great views all around, plus a Golden Eagle. Then time for tea and scones for M and A, with more cider for Allan.  
Report by Malcolm

 

Kevin and Derek H travelled up to Glen Lyon parking at the roadside hut on the Loch Tay to Glen Lyon road at approx. 09.30.
They headed east for BEINN NAN OIGHREAG over the lowest part of the north ridge of Beinn nan Eachan (Eastern top of Tarmachan ridge), then dropped down into Lairig Breisleich before ascending to the summit at 12 o'clock.   
Derek by this point, thinking Kevin was heading up onto Beinn nan Eachan, followed this route before heading down into Coire Riadhailt and back to the start by 3pm.   
Kevin headed north-east back to the road opposite Meall nam Maiheach and headed directly to the summit by 3pm before heading back to the car by 4pm to find Derek lazing in the afternoon sun. 
They then headed down to the pub at Killin for some refreshment, meeting up with the other members before returning home.
Report by Kevin

 

Meall a' Mhuic is a well-defined hill which lies north of Innerwick and is a lone Graham amongst a host of Munros and Corbetts.  
It provides a pleasant short outing from Innerwick in Glen Lyon.  
I started from Innerwick War memorial at NN588476 and walked north along the track just east of the Allt Chalbhath to a junction at NN583485, then carried on north through the wood and along the Lairig Chalbhath right of way from Innerwick to loch Rannoch, which is also known as the Kirk Road.  
After crossing the Allt at NN591590 I headed up the slope over soggy heather to the rounded cairn at the summit of MEALL A' MHUIC.  
In bright sunshine the view was extensive, with Ben Lawers and the Tarmachans looking particularly grand to the south-west across Glen Lyon.  
Descent on the broad southern flank led to the end of a stalkers track at a height of 550m (NN579495) where remains of buildings can be found.  
Zigzags were followed down to the original track about 500m from the start.

A few cans of cider were then consumed at Bridge of Balgie Post Office and Tea Room, sitting on a bench in the sun awaiting Malcolm and Andy returning from their hills.
Report by Allan Carr

P.S. Should this report be submitted to the publicity department of Bulmers?