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Cool runnings on Chrulaiste

Cool runnings on Chrulaiste


Postby soulminer » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:49 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chrulaiste

Date walked: 04/03/2012

Time taken: 4.5 hours

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Well, where do I start ? Not the hill of choice for today,but it would have to suffice as our choice. On the drive up most of the hills seem to have disappeared, no Ben Lui, Dorain etc,panelled by cloud and occasional rain/snow.We kept on driving in the vain hope of some sort of walk for the day, crossed fingers and everything else that could possibly be crossed. Rannoch Moor looked bleak, but through the back were little glimmers of sky that was blue- bingo :lol: Where to walk ? well, Beinn a'Chrulaiste looked pretty favourable and the views might be decent. Parked up at Altnafeadh, then headed along the path and onto the soup-like hillside.


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IMGP0120 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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It was looking good as we steadily made progress. There had been a bit of a snow fall during the night- and on the way across Rannoch Moor :lol: Over the fence and upward, with bursts of hilarity occasionally breaking the silence.
A fine walk up indeed, the views opening up around us are pretty damn fine .

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IMGP0122 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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A few stops along the way for refreshment and delayering, and picking our jaws off the ground :shock: It certainly was a good choice by Doogz for todays little saunter :wink: :lol:
The usual 'ripping' of each and every one of us was very much in evidence, as we were now taking laughter stops as well :lol:

Some cloud making an appearance through the back in Etive

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IMGP0133 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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The sun joining in as well 8)

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Part of the view ahead

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IMGP0135 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

A hill which makes you work for the reaching of its summit, undulations and water features :)
Jumping a water feature- courtesy of Doogz

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The Mamores making themselves known

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IMGP0147 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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The Big Buachaille standing guard


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IMGP0154 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Over the Tops and we are in thin cloud, knowing it will clear as the wind was now in evidence blowing clouds across our path.

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IMGP0164 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0167 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

It did begin to clear as we headed for the final pull to the summit, and the usual coffee and food stop.

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IMGP0175 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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IMGP0185 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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A touch of cloud over rannoch Moor

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IMGP0208 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

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A touch of sun on the Mamores

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IMGP0203 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

A clouded view of the Buachaille

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IMGP0216 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Summit shot courtesy of Doogz- Nelson, Alan and me, putting on my bunnet :lol:


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P1070197 by BoydBlair, on Flickr

Although we could have spend ages more on the summit, it was time to depart. An awesome day in all, some wonderful views and Nelson,and Doogz, showing off their talent for things artistic :lol: :lol:
A short report, but who needs words when you have pictures.

( link to flickr set with 118 images- http://www.flickr.com/photos/boydblair/sets/72157629510517683/ )
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Re: Cool runnings on Chrulaiste

Postby mountain thyme » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:55 pm

beautiful pics.. especially number 6! Ive been looking at doing this one :)
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Re: Cool runnings on Chrulaiste

Postby Bod » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:27 pm

Lovely views of the Buachaille from what looks like a cracking Corbett..... :D :D :D
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Re: Cool runnings on Chrulaiste

Postby soulminer » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:39 pm

As mentioned, hadn't thought of doing it on Sunday- but glad we did 8)
A fine hill, I had planned to climb with my dogs in Spring/Summer- I would heartily recommend it :thumbup:
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Re: Cool runnings on Chrulaiste

Postby jonny616 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:47 pm

Lovely photos 8)
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