Meall nan Eun - 928m
Meall Tarsuinn - 877m
Stob Coir' an Albannaich - 1044m

Saturday 11th May 2013

Weather/Conditions: Pretty diabolical, again. Cold and very wet. Drying up later on.
Distance/Ascent/Time: 17.1km / 1360m / 6h 30m
Accompanying: Struan & Andy

Today marks my tenth day on the Round.

Andy Gray and Struan joined me for this one. We'd stayed at Glen Coe and headed into a rain-washed Glen Etive. Another day of rain! It would be fair to say that none or us would have been there except to get me over those hills. Should I get over these hills though, it would be my last time in Glen Etive.

In the morning, mum had phoned: Steve (my brother) and Jennifer (his girlfriend) would be travelling up to join me in the evening. She also suggested I move to the east where there would be less rain (something to think about). It made me realise for the first time that I was getting sick of rain-drenched western mountains. Andy, Struan and I did the round of Meall nan Eun and Stob Coir an Albannaich from Glen Etive. Rain and mist were the order of the day, again, but the sun actually burst out on descent. Cool air and hot sun are sublime.

All in all the mountains were climbed for the tick, but they had their moments: Stob Coir an Albannaich is a beautiful mountain and today it was.wrapped in mist and snow banks. Meall nan Eun is a simple lump. I was happy to get these done and the Glen Etive hills are now complete.

At the moment, conditions are near freezing on the summits with rain, sleet and winds. I had a traverse of the Blackmount planned, followed by the five Orchy Munros in a day. But in this weather that won't happen and I'll leave these hills for later.

Tomorrow morning I'm off to Crianlarich to do those hills for the next couple days. So it messes up the planned schedule and if you want to meet up any time, best get in touch or check the Facebook.

Anyway, must go as the Glen Coe ski centre cafe (and its WiFi) is about to close!

Times (Time relative to 0.00)
(0.00) 11.30am Glen Etive
(2.30) 2.00pm Meall nan Eun
(4.05) 3.25pm Stob Coir' an Albannaich
(6.30) 6.00pm Glen Etive

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