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Beinn a' Chocuill & Beinn Eunaich [Cruachan Hills]

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:52 pm
by bthom8465
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

Re: Beinn a' Chocuill & Beinn Eunaich [Cruachan Hills]

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:46 pm
by 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.

Re: Beinn a' Chocuill & Beinn Eunaich [Cruachan Hills]

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:43 pm
by bthom8465
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: