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Beinn a' Chocuill & Beinn Eunaich [Cruachan Hills]

Beinn a' Chocuill & Beinn Eunaich [Cruachan Hills]


Postby bthom8465 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:52 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chochuill, Beinn Eunaich

Date walked: 07/08/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 1190m

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From the Allt Mhoille bridge we took the private road W of Castles Farm to the hydro road leading up to the head of Glen Noe, it was a lovely morning but the hilltops were hidden in the mist, peeking through every now & then as we made our way up the path, @ about 350m we turned right onto another path for about 100m &
then left the path to climb steeply up the SE rib of Beinn a' Chocuill to reach the summit, it was still very misty @ the summit,so the views werent great,but as we made our way back along the E end of the ridge towards Beinn Eunaich it started to move away providing us with some good photo opportunities :D .
The ridge drops to a high bealach then onto the steep shoulder of Beinn Eunaich, it was @ this point cramp started to kick in :shock: it was painful i can tell you & i wasnt sure if i would be able to make it any further but soldier on i did, through the pain barrier & onto the cairn @ Ben Eunaich :clap: .It was worth the pain
the views from here were amazing, some great pix, a much needed rest & a bite to eat before heading back down over Stob Maol in the sunshine & some great views of Kilchurn castle, before hitting the Drovers Inn for a well deserved pint with my first two Munros in the bag & the cramp gone..happy days! :D
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Must have pix @ The Drovers Inn
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A wee look back before leaving
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Descending towards Kilchurn Castle
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great views
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view from Ben Eunaich
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Looking back along the ridge from Beinn Eunaich towards Beinn a' Chochuill
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The Cruachan Hills
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Heading towards Beinn Eunaich
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A wee dram to celebrate my 1st Munro...cheers!
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Approaching the summit of a very misty Beinn a' Chocuill
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about halfway up Beinn a' Chocuill & you can tell its my 1st Munro lol
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Tam & Craig lead the way up the hydro path
Last edited by bthom8465 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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bthom8465
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Grahams:2   Donalds:6
Sub 2000:5   Hewitts:2
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Re: Beinn a' Chocuill & Beinn Eunaich [Cruachan Hills]

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:46 pm

Aiming to do these two in Spring when the conditions are likely to be much worse than those you were so lucky to find on 19-Dec-2012. Well done on your first...see you've crammed a few more in, in the last 24 hours as well :crazy:
:wink:
Nice pics.
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Re: Beinn a' Chocuill & Beinn Eunaich [Cruachan Hills]

Postby bthom8465 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:43 pm

quote="BoyVertiginous"]Aiming to do these two in Spring when the conditions are likely to be much worse than those you were so lucky to find on 19-Dec-2012. Well done on your first...see you've crammed a few more in, in the last 24 hours as well :crazy:
:wink:
Nice pics.[/quote]
Oops! thanks 4 that BV, good luck when u get around 2 them :crazy:
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Sub 2000:5   Hewitts:2
Wainwrights:1   
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Location: Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

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