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by ted goater » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:51 pm
Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh
Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh
Date walked: 19/07/2011
Time taken: 9.5 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Beyond Drochaid Glas I came to the small 'gap', and since it was dry decided to approach down the sloping slabs, crabwise ie using most of five points of contact, hands, feet, and seat. I'd surmised I might be able to drop down by the close adjacent upright pillar, and that's what I did. From there on up to the summit of Ben Cruachan with its OS pillar stump. Just for a moment I was allowed a misty vision of Loch Etive but that was all. My inclination to forgo a visit to the 'Taynuilt Peak' was confirmed by the arrival of rain, so followed my compass due south, down, down hey what about Meall Cuanail? Eventually the down turned back to up, by now following the remains of a metal and wire fence, touched the 3,000ft mark again then on down eventually out of mist back to views of the lake, dam and Loch Awe below on the way down via the ladder.
Several days later I called in at the visitor centre, curious that I'd not even seen any water pipes or anything, and bought the £2.50 illustrated guide. The big two page dam picture didn't look quite right somehow. Where was the ladder on the left hand side? After further perusal it dawned on me that the picture was inverted and yes, the ladder appears to the right. I went back to the desk and mentioned my finding to the lady on duty. She confessed they have stocks of thousands of these guides, all with the photo printed like that. The same inverted picture appears on the front cover.
by skuk007 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:21 am
Was that your actual decent from Meall Cuanail, straight line through the crags back to the dam?
by ted goater » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:02 pm
by ted goater » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:01 am
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