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The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..:)

The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..:)


by Bod » Tue May 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh

Date walked: 05/05/2012

Time taken: 8.3 hours

Distance: 13.8 km

Ascent: 1420m

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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby Bod » Wed May 09, 2012 11:07 pm

b-illie wrote:Belated happy birthday, Bod! :D
Those flat rocks on the mountainside don't look like my cup of tea. :( How did Ritchie cope with these?


Thanks b-illie, (Ritchie coped fine on a side part of the slabs) and thanks everybody for your kind comments :D :D :D
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby PeteR » Wed May 09, 2012 11:10 pm

Great pictures of the slabs :D Brings back memories......not altogether comfortable memories, but memories all the same :lol:

Glad that you all had such a great day for this route. It's an impressive mountain from afar and doesn't disappoint when you are on it either :D
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby Del246 » Thu May 10, 2012 12:14 am

Excellent report and pictures.
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu May 10, 2012 8:01 am

Super stuff Bod, i did this walk in clag and rain so will now have to return on a good day after seeing you photos :D
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby Ranger » Thu May 10, 2012 9:24 am

A cracking set of pics, not many southern Highland peaks that look as alpine as Cruachan with a splattering of snow on it. The view from its summit must be one of the finest in the land :thumbup:
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby RadMan » Thu May 10, 2012 3:08 pm

Great report Bod, some cracking photees 8)
Thanks again for making it a special day :thumbup:
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby rockhopper » Thu May 10, 2012 10:32 pm

Great stuff Bod - I can see what I missed having spent the day in the clag up there 8) I do clearly remember the slabbed sections being slippy in the wet - and recall feet, hands and backside to get down them as I was going counterclockwise. Hope to go back some time but only if I get weather like yours - cheers :D
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby L-Hiking » Sat May 12, 2012 3:54 pm

Great report Bod, passed here last week after a day in Oban recovering from my fall on Ben Vorlich, the mountain loked oh so good

a belated Happy Birthday from South of the border

Cheers
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby Bod » Sun May 13, 2012 8:38 pm

Well PeteR, Del246, Johnny Corbett, Ranger, Radman, rockhopper and L-Hiking, thank you for your comments and input. No such luck for me this weekend, it's all been work, diy and gardening :( :D :lol:
Needs must though and dreaming now of where might be next :D :D :D
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby gammy leg walker » Sun May 13, 2012 8:46 pm

Cracking report Bod. :)
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby Klaasloopt » Sun May 13, 2012 10:29 pm

weescotsman wrote:Those slabs look so much easier when they ain't covered in ice and snow............. like they were back on April 14th when we did the route.


Same here! Bod, your pictures show me something I haven't seen on any other photo's, and sure didn't know about at the time I was there. I thought I was just being clumsy and off route, I really had to concentrate on those slabs, covered with just enough slippery stuff to be very awkward.
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Re: The Hollow Mountain - Ben Cruachan did not let us down..

Postby ngm1scot » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:04 am

Thanks Bod - the pictures of the slabs and the wee narrow path at the top has answered a few questions I had about this one. None of the other reports I've read seem to show whats involved. Well done - we plan to do this this weekend
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