log 7 Dec 2013

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2013

BEINN A’CHUALLAICH (RANNOCH)

    
Iain, Rob, Kevin, Malcolm and guest Ben Browne left the car park at 07:30  heading to Loch Tummel in Perthshire.   The aim was to climb Beinn a Chuallaich, a Corbett on the B847 linking Strath Tummel with Trinafour.  We left in Iain`s car in darkness and drizzle at 07:30 and drove East into a brightening tho` not promising sky.
 
Parking off road beside the hill we were soon on our way into what Malcolm aptly described as "A classic Scottish Winter Day"....................  Some in a less charitable moment may have described it differently!!
A straightforward ascent with the trail being broken by Malcolm and Ben saw us reach the northern "top" of Meall nan Eun and some 10 to 15 minutes later ascending south through worsening conditions saw us encountering the trig station and massive, intricately constructed cairn of Beinn a Chuallaich.
Nothing could describe the day more eloquently than Rob`s pictures.

Post hill refreshments were enjoyed in front of the log fire at the author`s favourite pub, The Moulin and we returned to a rainy Milngavie at approximately 17:30.
Report by Iain Wilson