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