Friday, 13 August 2010

Tarmachan Ridge Sunday 8 August 2010

Having done twice before but not for some time decided on Sat that this would be the walk for today and to do it before the sna comes again !! Started at the usual starting point just beyond the Ben Lawers vistor centre and followed the well made path (was not there the first time I did it) that climbs the broad S ridge easily to the first top and only Munro, Meall nan Tarmachan. The ridge then heads south west passing two lochans to reach the shapely peak of Meall Garbh
Meall Garbh from Meall nan Tarmachan

Looking west towards the tops of Beinn nan Eachan & Creag na Caillich from Meall Garbh

From the summit the ridge narrows then there is a steep descent which requires some downward scrambling (care is required) this could be bypassed to the north but it will still be down steep grass.
Steep descent from Meal Garbh

The ridge then continues round and over knolls to reach top of Beinn nan Eachan
Looking back ridge to Meall Garbh & Meall nan Tarmachan from Beinn nan Eachan

Looking towards Loch Tay

A slight dip  in the ridge then leads to last top of Creag na Caillich where we retraced our route to a cairn marking the descend into the corrie to reach the old disused mine building and followed the road that was once used to reach mine back to the start.

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