Carn Dearg Mor and Meallach Mhor

I was out yesterday in the big remote area between Glen Tromie and Glen Feshie with Craig and a Falkirk High Tops team of Alan, Lorn, Ros and Terry. We cycled moastly against the strong southerly wind from the car park at Torcroy down Glen Tromie as far as the upper weir/dam on the Allt Bhran. We crossed the dam, which is fine with good balance in dry conditions, but would be tricky if the moss on the concrete was wet, and then headed East towards Carn Mor Dearg.

Terry leaning in to the wind approaching Carn Dearh Mor

Terry leaning in to the wind approaching Carn Dearh Mor

Having used the track to skirt around the side of Carn Dearg we headed up to the col and into the wind to reach the summit of Carn Dearg Mor. We returned over Carn Dearg before dropping down to the headwaters of Allt an Dubh-Chadha and then up over Meall a Dubh-Chadha to the summit of Meallach Mhor. A quick descent South then led to the bikes and a swift return down Glen Tromie with the wind behind us.

Craig learning to sky dive in the wind on Carn Dearg Mor

Craig learning to sky dive in the wind on Carn Dearg Mor

This was an excellent big day to two remote Corbetts with around 29km of mountain biking, 13km of walking, a lot of which was pathless, and 1200m of ascent. The weather was sunny and dry, but the wind was strong all day and in excess of 40mph on the tops.

Alan, Lorn and Ros on the summit of Meallach Mhor

Alan, Lorn and Ros on the summit of Meallach Mhor