Had time for quick couple of hills on Wed, hadn't been up A'Chrois before so decided on that but had regrets after seeing Ben Lomond covered in snow.
Started about 10am, left car park and headed straight up to Narnain. Start of path is a bit overgrown and took a minute to find - 3rd time I've been up here too. Then follow path up, rocks a bit slippy with water running over them. Got past tree line & first look at A'Chrois - in snow on the right:
Bit of snow further up, looking back to Arrochar, Ben Lomond:
Cobbler next. Was now regretting not going for Ben Lomond as not much snow here.
Ridge across to A'Chrois - looks impressive but actually wide and grassy, not exactly Aonach Eagach
Final scramble up Narnain:
View over to Ben Lomond from summit plateau:
But I'm going here instead, A'Chrois:
Initial descent from Narnain is steepish grass with craggy bits that can be bypassed easily:
Rest of route across, faint path towards the right hand side:
No real problems on the way, cairn:
Valley between Vane & Ime:
Vane & Vorlich:
Route down, I went to the left of the crags towards the centre of pic:
Closer to crags:
Could see car park from here so headed down to trees, went towards Succoth hoping there would be a less steep path down:
Couldn't find one so went across to rejoin ascent path, couldn't be bothered going back up to edge of trees so followed an irrigation(?) ditch instead - bit marshy so it would have been better making straight for path:
Then straight back down path, over pretty quickly and walk over to A'Chrois wasn't particularly memorable. Looking back at the photos the views are great down the lochs though and a different perspective on the Arrochar Alps. Still wish I'd done Lomond instead though
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