Awe-some Beinn a'fudgin Bhuiridh & Stob Diamh
by BoyVertiginous » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:56 pm
Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh
Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh
Date walked: 11/11/2012
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 14 km
Ascent: 1322mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
...taking a break in the col for a perfectly observed silence at 11am and a quick snack stop, before heading up to the summit of the Corbett, Beinn a’Bhuiridh.
View SW from the summit of Beinn a'Bhuiridh (around Noon)
View NW from Beinn a'Bhuiridh summit (over Cruachan Dam and Ben)
We then descended steeply to the Lairig Torran, where we had a lunch stop, before heading over Stob Garbh to the highpoint of the day Stob Diamh at a leisurely pace. The descent took us over Sron an Isean and down it’s South-East ridge.
Stob Diamh summit with Ben Cruachan in the background
There was snow from about 800m with significant accumulations on higher E/SE aspects. No new snow during the day and cloud mostly well above the summits. Freezing above about 750m and a light NW/W wind. The ground was firm above about 850m and ice was forming at higher levels. On the drive up Ben Lawers and Ben Lui looked to be holding plenty of snow high up.
View along the ridge
Descent perspective to the ridge
NB. There are new vehicle tracks up Coire Glas and Coire Chreachainn and that the footbridge shown in Coire Chreachainn on the 1:25,000 map is now no longer servicable.
An excellent day out in good conditions, a gentle introduction to Winter, with good views to Ben Lui, Arran, Mull and the Etive and Glen Coe hills.
The landlord, just making sure we were getting orf his land...
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by Rudolph » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:51 pm
by Avocetboy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:33 pm
by PeteR » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:22 am
by BoyVertiginous » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:05 am
PeteR wrote:Some cracking photos there I really must get back to these hills one day
PeteR, when I was up there I was remembering that your video-TR in the snow, wasn't that the Cruachan horseshoe?, last winter maybe?
by rockhopper » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:30 pm
by tomyboy73 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:10 pm
by BoyVertiginous » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:03 am
rockhopper wrote:Good stuff BV - you've just reminded me that I also need to go back some time as I saw nothing the day I was up here -cheers
Thanks, Rockhopper. Not one of your epics but an uncomplicated route, in good, clear weather and a variety of underfoot conditions. Taken at a leisurely pace which really allows you to soak up the surroundings, plenty to catch the eye up there on a clear day.
tomyboy73 wrote:great pics , especially like the one, glen etive
Cheers tb73, my wee ageing pentax optio s4i didn't really do it justice. There's a boat breaking the flat calm of Loch Etive (where it meets Glen Noe) and had a better camera in the bottom of my rucksack but was too lazy to dig it out.