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Crainlarich 3

Crainlarich 3


Postby Dunfie » Sun May 10, 2015 12:28 pm

Route description: An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin, near Crianlarich

Munros included on this walk: An Caisteal, Beinn a'Chroin, Beinn Chabhair

Date walked: 09/05/2015

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1600m

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Time for a more serious walk yesterday. The forecast had come together for a really promising day on the hills and as it turned out it was quite spectacular. I chose to go for the three western munros as it looked like a decent challenge to stretch the legs and it was also a lot more serious that anything I have managed to date this year.

I parked at the layby just south of Keilator Farm at the back of eight. Views across to Sron Gharbh were definitely promising.
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Its a decent pull up to the top of Sron Gharbh and the views were worth it. The three targets lined up left to right above Twistin Hill - Bheinn o Chroin, An Caisteal & Bheinn Chabhair.
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View across to Ben More, Stob Binnien and Cruach Ardrain from Sron Gharbh.
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A closer view of An Caisteal
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Top of An Caisteal towards the Arrocher Alps
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Bheinn a Chroin from An Caisteal (Ben Lomond is peeking up)
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Bheinn Chabhair, Loch Lomond and Arrocher Alps from top of An Caisteal
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Bheinn Chabhair was the next target and I was hoping to find a path heading off of the main path towards Bheinn a Chroin. I didn't actually seen one until I got to the bealach at the foot of the Bheinn a Chroin scramble. I headed down the gulley and then veered to right to the foot of Bheinn Chabhair. I was actually surprised that the land was pathless.

View back to Bheinn a Chroin from foot of Bheinn Chabhair (the route was to keep to the right of the photo up to the obvious gap).
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The route up Bheinn Chabhair is very steep and there are no visible paths up so it just a case of navigating a safe route up past the large patches of snow. Once at the top the views were worth it. View across the summit towards Loch Lomond and the Arrochar Alps.
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The scramble back down Chabhair was really draining and I was feeling the effects of the steep ascent and descent. As tiredness sets in then this usually means that I cannot be bothered getting the camera out of the sack so the number of photos dramatically reduced. :)

Next photo was at the top of Bheinn a Chroin when someone offered to take a snap of me at the cairn. Cruach Ardrain, Ben More and Stop Binnien in the background.
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Finally a view of An Caisteal from the top of Bheinn a Chroin.
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It was a really long and draining exit down to Glen Falloch but it gets easier once you hit the works track.
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Dunfie
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Re: Crainlarich 3

Postby jamesb63 » Mon May 11, 2015 6:48 am

Hi I met you at the Top of Beinn Chabhair,i never even thought of asking if you wanted a pic taken :oops: :oops:
you done the 3 just a tad slower than the 1 we managed ,my walking partner is not the quickest :lol:
So to make up I am away Wednesday to do Beinn Ime & Beinn Narnain
Well done on doing the 3 and so great pics :clap: :clap:
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Re: Crainlarich 3

Postby Dunfie » Mon May 11, 2015 1:04 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Hi I met you at the Top of Beinn Chabhair,i never even thought of asking if you wanted a pic taken :oops: :oops:
you done the 3 just a tad slower than the 1 we managed ,my walking partner is not the quickest :lol:
So to make up I am away Wednesday to do Beinn Ime & Beinn Narnain
Well done on doing the 3 and so great pics :clap: :clap:


Hi James, it was good to stop for a blether and to catch my breath at the top. The views certainly made the scramble worth while. 8)

Hope you get a similar clear day on Wednesday. :)
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