Date: Sun 9th January 2011
Another set of white Perthshire roads, but a forecast for clear skies in the Southern Highlands. Drove off in the dark on the snow-covered roads with plans to see where we got to. Dispensed with the Glen Lyon plan and headed for Meall Tairneachan as we were only managing a slow crawl.
I’d spent some time pondering this one – didn’t really fancy the Mine road and had looked at another track heading from a bit further S on the same road.
We followed the track around Meall Dubh Mor as far as it’s near point to Creag Chean (NN 791 532) – at times in the snow it was hard to actually tell where the track was.
Heaed over the NW shoulder of Creag Chean heading for its bealach with Meall Tairneachan. As ever getting any feel for distance and perspective is tricky in these conditions.
Sat down for some eats at the summit and the world brightened considerably. The forecast had suggested sun to the SE spreading W. In truth the W was sunny and this spread E.
No matter – sunshine and snow.
We reversed route – and it was like a new day. The route has substantial views throughout to Blair Atholl, Gaick, Drumochter, Section 4 and Schiehallion.
An excellent winter walk – quite a day of 2 halves for us. Certainly one we’d do again sometime.