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Early winter walk on Beinn a'Chochuill & Eunaich.

Early winter walk on Beinn a'Chochuill & Eunaich.

Postby mamoset » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:45 am

Route description: Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a' Chochuill, Beinn Eunaich

Date walked: 29/10/2019

Time taken: 6.1 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 1190m

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A beautiful blue sky morning greeted us as we made our way along Glen Lochy, heading for the parking area on the B8077. With a light dusting of snow across the tops, we were eager to get going.
Looking into Coire Chreachainn from parking place.
Beinn a'Chochuill.
Booted and suited, we took the farm track, steadily gaining height above Allt Mhoille, until we came to a junction in the track after crossing Allt Lairig lanachain.
Distant bealach of Lairig Noe.
We took the right bearing, were we soon noticed a path leading up the south-east ridge of Beinn a'Chochuill.
The way up.
Beinn Eunaich.
It's a fairly steep climb and with the sun out, it was warm work as well 8) :lol:
Towards Ben Cruachan
Anyway, it wasn't long before we hit the summit ridge, were we turned west and made for Beinn a'Chochuill summit.
Beinn a'Chochuill summit.
There are great views from here, of Ben Cruachan to Ben More on Mull and round to the Ben Starav group of Munros.
Ben Starav Munros.
Ben More.
Looking up Glen Kinglass.
Bridge of Orchy Munros.
We retraced our steps off here, where the route is easily followed, down to the bealach, before the final pull up to Beinn Eunaich.
Along the ridge to Beinn Eunaich.
Back to Beinn a'Chochuill.
Ben Cruachan.
Looking back, again!!!
Beinn Eunaich summit.
Nice light over Loch Awe.
The sun lights up Ben Lui.
Bidean nam Bian lit up.
The Bookil.
We headed south off the summit, but the path was intermittent, so we made our way towards Stob Maol, before dropping down onto the track we had used earlier.
Snow line receding quickly.
A lovely walk to start the winter off with :clap: :lol:
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