I've reached the summits of these two Munros from opposite directions. The route described, I found a slog from the start at Benmore Farm, but it is impressive looking from further down Glen Falloch. The slog is rewarded as the views that open up are fantastic, noticed frequently, due to the many stops!! TIP!! When taking a short break on such a steep slope, turn away from the slope and bend your knees slightly. It gives the calf muscles a break, if you have trekking poles, even better. The high corrie, as described, is a very dangerous place, especially in poor visbility and winter. The day after I summited from this direction, a guy fell and was killed. The conditions weren't bad by any means, just wintery. Once at the summit, the views are stunning, especially on a clear winters day.
The other route is from the south, at a picnic spot just eaast of Inverlochlarig. Conditions were perfect and I set of early evening after work. This was in summer 2005 and I had been adding wild-camping to my walks for some time. The route heads north up steep Stob Invercarnaig and a long grassy ridge towards Stob Coire an Lochain at 1065m. I camped here and took in the Munros at sunrise. With only muttley for company, it's a very satisfying way to climb a mountain.
Once again, a fantastic set of photographs were lost in the Great Computer Crash of 2005, before I knew about back-up and finding lost files!! But a wild camp and a summit at sunrise is very recommended.
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