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Cruach Ardain via Beinn Tulaichean

Cruach Ardain via Beinn Tulaichean

Postby U059361 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Route description: Cruach Ardrain and Beinn Tulaichean

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Ardrain

Date walked: 20/06/2012

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 1025m

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Participants: Joe
Weather: Sunny periods and very still to complete overcast and a bit drizzle.
Route: farm tracks, faint and worn paths, open hillside.
Wildlife: Roe deer.
Special Interest: No mobile signal till 2/3rds of way up Beinn.

Chose a route beyond highest fence as suggested and aimed just in front of top craigs. Bit boggy and there was a recent landslip to be navigated round lower down. But it is fairly easy to avoid the crags and near the top a footpath becomes obvious and the way to the top is just to follow it.
Looking back to Inverlochlarig from slopes of Tulaichean.

Great views all around, especially over to Cruach Ardain, and from here it is very straight forward and a good path all the way.
Cruach Ardain from Tulaichean top

Ardain from start of climb from bealach

Met two guys from Paisley who came up the Crianlarich side and had started walking the same time as me.
Looking over to Crianlarich and route they came up

Got very dull while we were at the top and after a blether, started back as I was getting cold.
The Paisley two at the top where I left them.

Back down at the bealach there is a faint path going down the slope that follows the side of a burn lower down. Plenty of crags to avoid in this area so wouldn't choose to come up this way.
Looking back up to Ardain, very rough

Eventually got down to the track after losing the 'path', then a walk back along the farm track to the bridge and car park accompanied by a little drizzle.
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