Its a far cry to Loch Awe ... Cruachan in cloud cuckoo land
by Collaciotach » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:48 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Bhuiridh
Date walked: 10/08/2012
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 10 km
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Of course it was not always Campbell country around Loch Obha and Eóin MacDubhgaill or John MacDougall held this country before Diarmid's seed took root at Dunstaffanage.The Gaidheal know him better as Eoin Bathach and it was his misfortune to oppose Bruce at the Pass of Brander in 1308.
Bha an t side ro cha air Dihaoine ............Friday was very warm and i was glad to clear the overgrown path and out into the coire below this fine horseshoe.
It is an easy enough route up to the Bealach,dry underfoot and with céo drifting in and out of the peaks around me i made the ascent very quickly and found myself in cloud cuckoo land with grand inversions !
Suidhe sinn air a mhullach agus abair sealltainn ..... incredible light and cloud formations all around us so we sat at the top a just gawped
It is difficult to pull yourself away from such scenes so after a good while on Cruachan we set off along the ridge toward an drochaid uaine
The slabs were bone dry and the heat was now beginning to burn of the remaining morning mists so wee clambour on the rocks to get some scrambling in with such fine weather
An cu was feeling the heat so a quick stop for an immersion
Looking back it is a fair distance you cover coming down off Cruachan she is a magnificant hill altogether and abair latha .... what a day!
Soon we were on Stob Diamh so off with the boots and an hours doze in the sun while contemplating whether to do A'Bhuiridh
We moved along the ridge and down into the bealach taking a direct ascent up A'Bhuiridh steep n loose in places but not to hard and we soon hit the mullach with more fine views to Loch Obha and Mhuile in the distance
Bha e latha fada .... A very satisfying day in glorious weather
I mentioned Eoin Bathach at the beginning which is Gaelic for "lame John" ..... perhaps he had a round on Cruachan to blame for his lameness !
Suas leis a Ghaidhlig
by soapy27 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:09 pm
by Bod » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:20 pm
by soulminer » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:26 pm
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by Collaciotach » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:46 pm
soulminer wrote:An Inversion and an Immersion on the same walk, luck follows you about Cruachan has a habit of providing good days
ha nearly immersed myself as well
by Collaciotach » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:47 pm
soapy27 wrote:Awesome photos ! Can't beat a good cloud inversion .Immense
No the inversion can't be beaten my fa ourite atmosphere on any hill
by Collaciotach » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:48 pm
Bod wrote:A stunning and special mountain, and what a great day for it
Aye will be back in Winter would like to do it in snow
by rockhopper » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:59 pm
by davedanson28 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:29 pm
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