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South of Crianlarich - Early morning triple M

South of Crianlarich - Early morning triple M


Postby Petr Dakota » Sun May 17, 2015 10:48 am

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

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

Date walked: 15/05/2015

Time taken: 7.44 hours

Distance: 19.1 km

Ascent: 1373m

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The weather forecast for friday did not sound so bad, but expectation of rain, some wind and dark clouds afternoon made me to prepare some shorter trip with an early start. :) The Crianlarich area was a good option and I chose the three Munros from Glen Falloch. Looking at the WH route and some reports it's usually walked separatelly: An Caisteal & Beinn a'Chroin from the Glen Falloch and Beinn Chabhair from Inverarnan. Some reports shows all three together as well. I saw some photos from both routes, deciding which one to use then join just the other side Munro(s) and same way back, but I wanted to enjoy maximum of the area and see both sides despite the fact that it means some walk next to the A82 road to get back to the start point. :roll: :D Decision made, looked forward I started very early to catch the sunrise somewhere 8) 8) :D Not much difference between two possible routes from home I chose to drive both :) it means via Glasgow and Loch Lomond in the morning and via Crianlarich and Stirling afternoon as the Glasgow route would be busy afternoon - especially on friday :wink:
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The mystical sunrise at Loch Lomond at 4:44 morning
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Glen Falloch layby - still sunrise yet, The ascent of Cruan Ardrain visible, Ben More and Stob Binnein behind on the left and my target on the right
:wink:
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Turned from the path to make this stream shot
:D
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...and then ascending to the ridge of An Caisteal
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Looking back to the start point...Crianlarich & Tyndrum & Bridge of Orchy Hills in the background
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Cruach ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean over the valley, Ben More & Stob Binnein visible behind...
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Looking back on the ridge
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An Caisteal summit - 1st Munro done !
:D
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Towards Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean and Ben More & Stob Binnein. Gettuing darker, more clouds and wind...
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the view of Beinn a'Chroin from An Caisteal
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...and Beinn Chabhair over the Glen...this descent I will use for connection after Beinn a'Chroin
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Climbing Beinn a'Chroin and looking back to An Caisteal
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on top of Beinn a'Chroin, the main summit is in the middle
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The summit of Beinn a'Chroin - munro no.2. Misty from now and poore visibility...not views around and the wind is stronger
:D :D
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Munro no.3 - summit of Beinn Chabhair
:D :D :D
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Still misty, but getting clearer...the ridge from Beinn Chabhair summit
8) :wink:
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...and after some more steps on the ridge
:lol:
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down in the valley after descending. Not very windy here in the bottom
:)
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Beinn Dubhchraig & Ben Oss in the background
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...and Beinn Bhuidhe in the distance

Near the road I joined the West Highland Way to get back to my start point on the north...
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Nice part of the West Highland Way
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Some water shot again
:lol: :wink: :D
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Back in the layby, circle completed and enjoyed also the part of West Highland Way. My first Hill from morning behind the car in distance, Cruach Ardrain on the left
:D
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Three Munros done, afternoon just began, nobody else seen in the Hills and also the new black gear ( winning from the Webtogs ) successfuly tested. Another nice day in the Mountains !!!
:D :wink: 8) :D
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Petr Dakota
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Re: South of Crianlarich - Early morning triple M

Postby Alteknacker » Mon May 18, 2015 10:36 am

These Crianlarich hills - in fact all 7 of them - are a characterful bunch.

I did them last August, and it looks like some of your pics were taken from exactly the same spot as mine!

Your dawn shot across Loch Lomond is fantastic :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: South of Crianlarich - Early morning triple M

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed May 20, 2015 4:15 pm

Alteknacker wrote:These Crianlarich hills - in fact all 7 of them - are a characterful bunch.

I did them last August, and it looks like some of your pics were taken from exactly the same spot as mine!

Your dawn shot across Loch Lomond is fantastic :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks :) some different-unusual colours in the sunrisese :wink:
...and i agree about these Hills, enjoyable area and views :D
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Re: South of Crianlarich - Early morning triple M

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu May 28, 2015 7:59 am

Some more photos:

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Petr Dakota
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Posts: 1239
Munros:246   Corbetts:28
Grahams:8   Donalds:4
Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:17
Wainwrights:10   Islands:1
Joined: Sep 3, 2014
Location: North Lanarkshire

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