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Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin


Postby SMRussell » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:30 pm

Route description: Beinn Each from Loch Lubnaig

Munros included on this walk: Stuc a'Chroin

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Each

Date walked: 02/12/2012

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1200m

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Back in March 2011 RTMcB and I bagged our first Munro; Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) (TR http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17244). I'd been eager to tick off Stuc a'Chroin ever since. Must admit I'd rather have re-bagged Ben Vorlich and headed up to Stuc a'Chroin via the scramble, however with the winter season on us if we were going to bag Ben Vorlich's mighty looking neighbour it'd have to be from Loch Lubnaig taking in Beinn Each. As it turns out this was a great little walk in its own right and Beinn Each is certainly worth doing - some lovely views. Anyway here are some snaps from the walk :D
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RTMcB on Stuc a'Chroin summit with a view to Ben Vorlich
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby Fudgie » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:08 pm

It really was a great day yesterday and Stuc a'Chroin looked like it was gleaming from my vantage point on Ben Narnian (no report but photo's at some point). I agree about Beinn Each and it's a great wee hill if you fancy either a short walk or a long one taking in it's Munro neighbour.
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby rockhopper » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:36 pm

smashing - great day for it - did this same walk a wee while back but in autumn...looks even better in the snow - cheers :)
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby robertphillips » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Great day for it done these in same conditions last winter. :D
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby ChrisW » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:45 pm

lovely shots SMR, great to see the blues skies and snow dusted tops in Scotland :D
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby soulminer » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:49 pm

A grand day out ! The sky was a treat on Sunday some great photos 8)
You have the same wee puff of cloud I took a pic of as we looked across. A fine day for walking :thumbup:
Cheers.
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby pigeon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:09 pm

Yep,the perfect winter day yesterday,great pictures SM :D
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby simon-b » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:01 pm

It's great to see those views in those conditions, SM. That looks like a good walk over Beinn Each. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin were my 15th and 16th Munros, in August clag. They look a lot better in your pictures.

And it's nice to see we're having a good dump of snow on the hills on both sides of the border. I visited your old friends Bowfell and Esk Pike on Saturday, everything was beautiful and white up there as well.
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby SMRussell » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:56 pm

Thanks all - it was just about perfect at the weekend - hoping for the same this weekend but it's not looking likely :crazy:

simon-b wrote: I visited your old friends Bowfell and Esk Pike on Saturday, everything was beautiful and white up there as well.

Sounds lovely - bet the lakes are looking stunning. Would love to pop down for another visit while the hills are capped with snow (and hopefully less people :shifty: )

soulminer wrote:A grand day out ! The sky was a treat on Sunday some great photos 8)
You have the same wee puff of cloud I took a pic of as we looked across. A fine day for walking :thumbup:
Cheers.

Cheers, it was a nice day. Headed to the Lade Inn for a pint and an early dinner after which hit the spot. Puff of cloud? Assumed it was pollution coming from Grangemouth power station in Falkirk... Looks nice from a distance :lol:

ChrisW wrote:lovely shots SMR, great to see the blues skies and snow dusted tops in Scotland :D

About time! Would say you don't know how lucky you are in Canada but I'm pretty sure you do :D

rockhopper wrote:smashing - great day for it - did this same walk a wee while back but in autumn...looks even better in the snow - cheers :)

Cheers RH. I doubt there is a hill in the land that doesn't look better with its winter coat on :D

Fudgie wrote:It really was a great day yesterday and Stuc a'Chroin looked like it was gleaming from my vantage point on Ben Narnian (no report but photo's at some point). I agree about Beinn Each and it's a great wee hill if you fancy either a short walk or a long one taking in it's Munro neighbour.

We kept seeing him from the car as we approached getting a tad excited! Looking forward to your pics of Ben Narnian - bagged him in the clag a few months back - must have been a very different picture at the weekend!
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby Graeme D » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:52 pm

Lovely TR :D . It's been a few years since I've been on either of these two Munros or indeed Beinn Each, but from the top of our road you get a cracking view looking west above the rooftops and across Strathearn to these two big boys, and on clear days at the moment, they look (as someone else has said) like they are gleaming in their coats of white. 8)
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby PeteR » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:46 pm

Great photos SMR :D Not done Beinn Each, but it looks a cracker - especially with the snopw covering it :D
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby kevsbald » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:16 pm

Fab.
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby quoman » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:55 pm

Quality wee report.
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Re: Winter on Beinn Each & Stuc a'Chroin

Postby GEOFFCARSON » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:28 am

So no problem with deer fences?
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