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Crianlarich Hills - An Caisteal & Ben a'Chroin

Crianlarich Hills - An Caisteal & Ben a'Chroin


Postby jwramsay » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:14 pm

Route description: An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chròin, near Crianlarich

Munros included on this walk: An Caisteal, Beinn a' Chròin

Date walked: 25/04/2010

Time taken: 7.5 hours

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Saturday 25th April 2010, another trip to the hills on my lonesome. This time the targets were two of the Crianlarich Hills - An Caisteal (3264 feet) followed by Beinn A Chroin (3100 feet).

A long walk in from the A82 and very boggy after the landrover path finishes, I cut diagonally up the Twistin Hill and it was not long before I was on the ridge that leads up past the castle as its called. This is a large rocky top that looks somewhat like a castle. Shortyly afterwards, the summit. Then drop down to 2400 feet for the Col between the two munros. A rather exposed but easy enough scramble and you are at one of the 4 (and the hightest) tops of Beinn A Chroin. Decsend into the valley and follow the boggy path back to the landrover track. Fight through the coo field and back to the car. 7.5 hours.


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Looking over to Ben More and Stobinian
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The Castle looms above
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Some snow to cross first
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The castle is not the summit though, looking backwards towards it
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From the bealach looking up towards Beinn a'Chroin
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And if you have enough time you could catch this munro too! (Beinn Chabhair)
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On the decsent from Beinn a'Chroin, looking at the bealach between the two
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