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Meall Na Fearna, Stuc a Chroin and Ben Each
by davetherave » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:47 pm
Munros included on this walk: Stuc a'Chroin
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Each, Meall na Fearna
Date walked: 10/04/2010
Time taken: 11 hours
Distance: 30 km
Ascent: 1850mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Completed by. Dave, Julie and Wilson
Weather. Clear, blue skies.
Time. 11.5 hrs
Ascent. 1860 m
Hills. Munro’s x 1
Corbetts’s x 2
Stuc A Chroin
Meall Na Fearna and Ben Each
Start from……….. car park up Glenartney
Decided on this route as I knew we would catch the last of the snow heading up An Stuc before it finally disappeared for the year, and because the last time we tried
Stuc a Chroin we were beaten back about 30m before emerging from the steep climb, due to the top being corniced over.
Arrived at Glenarty on Friday evening at 7pm ish, and set up camp in a field about 400m East of the car park down near the river. Cooked our self a nice supper followed by a couple glasses of wine before retiring just before 9pm.
We new this was going to be a long day, I estimated about 12 hrs. We headed up Glenarty for about 2km then turned north up Srath a Ghlinne for about 4km before starting to climb up to the North end ridge of Carn Labhruinn. From here we got our first view of Meall Na Fearna, we carried on round the head of the coire and started the final climb to the summit.
We now headed south, down and along the ridge, before entering Gleannan Dubh Choiren and making our way up the Coire onto the Bealach at the foot of Stuc a Chroin
I must admit I got my first taste of vertigo April 09 when we tried this steep climb, but thankfully this time I had no such problems. Luckly we had packed the ice axes they were needed on several parts of the steep ascent. From here the worst was over and soon we summated Stuc A Chroin..
We headed SW off the top and got our first look at Ben Each and its splendid looking North ridge ( our next objective ) Care was needed here as there was some serious crags and out crops to manoeuvre down near the bottom of Stuc A Chroin.
Soon enough we had made the easy scramble on to Ben Each’s ridge and followed it’s meandering path to the summit. The views were amazing, weather was as predicted ………..…super…
From here we still had about 13km to reach the car. What a thought ! We headed off Ben Each’s SE ridge making for a steep descent down towards the reservoir near Arivurichadich and reach the track that splits the 2 bothy’s.
Was bliss to reach the track but the thought of the final 9km sent shivers through me. We reached the car at 7.30pm 11.5 hrs after setting off.
by Graeme D » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:49 pm
by davetherave » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:24 pm
Graeme Dewar wrote:I've had my eye on Meall na Fearna for a while, having done all the others round there, but wasn't sure about the way up from St Fillans, so I might investigate your route as a possible option. Cheers!
Meall na Fearna from Glenarty was an easy walk in until starting to climb upto Carn Labhruinn's ridge at the North end. From here, reaching the summit was much easier.
The highlight was finally mastering Stuc a Chroins Steep slope and then on to Ben Each's ridge for the final walk to the corbetts summit.
Really was a great day with smashing weather. Be prepared for the long walk back to the car park if you do decide on doing a similar route.
by doogz » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:32 pm
bet you were glad it was dry though ..with a few hours rain it would have been murder i guess..
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