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Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh.

Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh.


Postby JimboJim » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:27 pm

Route description: Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chrulaiste

Date walked: 26/11/2014

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 10.9 km

Ascent: 660m

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Forecast was looking a bit dodgy, but was time for a hike, so thought Beinn a'Chrulaiste might be worth a try and give some good views. From the layby at Altnafeidh, it is only a short walk back along the edge of the A82, before taking to a feint track up the hillside. It was a bit splashy, bit splashy and broken here and there, but not too hard to follow, as it curved up the hill. Gradually good views opened up towards Bidean, the Buachaille's, Rannoch and Ben Nevis.
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Bidean & Buachaille Etive Beag.
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Stob Dearg, with Starav behind.
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Beinn a'Bheither
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Buachaille Etive Mor

I must admit to being a bit disappointed to find that the top of Stob Beinn a'Chrulaiste, was not the summit, which I could now see a good hike away to the east. Still, the worst of the climb was over, as the gradient eases considerably. Can't remember how long to the top, but think maybe about an hour and a half? Took me three hours in total, but spent plenty of time enjoying the views and taking photo's. Unfortunately fog moved in when I reached the summit, but helped add to the atmosphere.
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On top, in fog.
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Sun behind the fog.
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Stob Dearg in cloud.
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Aonach Eagach looks benign from here!
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Stob Dearg.
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Stob Dearg.

I didn't fancy completing the loop round by the KIngshouse, as time was getting on, so meandered back to Stob Beinn a'Chrulaiste, to get more views overlooking Altnafeidh and along Glencoe. Superb. Soon back to the car, boots off, then took a trip to the Glencoe Ski centre for a small refreshment and good view of my earlier perch.
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River Orchy
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Glen Orchy
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Sun down on Orchy.
On way home, took a diversion via Glen Orchy for the first time. Equally superb!
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Blackwater Dam.
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Glencoe west.
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Nice of them to do a fly-past for me!
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Looking down on Altnafeadh.
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Lagangarbh and Altnafeadh.
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Lairig Gartain.
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East towards Rannoch.
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The Ben.
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Binnein Mor
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Stob Coire nan Lochan.
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Beinn a'Chrulaiste from the ski centre.
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Summit.
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh.

Postby litljortindan » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:09 pm

Some great pictures.
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh.

Postby JimboJim » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:13 am

litljortindan wrote:Some great pictures.


Thank you, Litjortindan. As you will know, you can't go too far wrong with a camera in Glencoe!

Happy New Year!

Jimmy
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