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round coire ardrain, stob garbh and...

round coire ardrain, stob garbh and...

Postby dunrig » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:37 pm

Route description: Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Ardrain

Date walked: 13/03/2012

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Need a couple of days free to get away and explore somewhere new, hopefully soon. With one day free, this is a route I've done before and a hill I've been up many times.
This is a good horseshoe from the station at crianlarich, for all you baggers out there it goes over the munro top stob garbh(does anyone still do these?) as well as cruach ardrain and ben tulaichean - if you want. Its simple, take the forestry track over allt coire ardrain-walk up alongside end of forestry to point 752 (harvey's map)-step up some grassy humps to stob garbh-weave down through craigs,lochans to bealach-steep pull up to cruach ardain-down over meall dhamh, grey height back to forestry track and station. Just a couple of words of caution, in the mist take care weaving down through craigs from stob garbh lots of dead ends, also the path from bealach up to cruach ardrain is quite steep not really the place for anybody inexperienced if its covered in snow.
The clag was down all day for me. Whenever the hills are like this I think of syd scroggie and the enjoyment he got from memory, sound, just the feeling of being out on the hill despite having been blinded in the war- stops me complaining. Anyway had hill to myself(well me & ptarmigan) all day apart from summit of cruach ardain where I met a lone munro bagger and then party of 4 arrived just as I was leaving-they had all come up from inverlochlarig.
here are some admittedly not very good pictures not sure they are in the right order afraid i am a techno feartie
way up
nondescript top of top stob garbh
lots lochans on way down
dead end
end path to cruach ardrain summit
nothing to see
cloud covered horseshoe
take care
view back to start
way down
Last edited by dunrig on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:44 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: round coire ardrain, stob garbh and...

Postby dunrig » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:41 pm

and forgot I had a bonus walk at the end along river fillan- here's picture of the railway bridge in the gloaming
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