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Stuc a' Chroin

Stuc a' Chroin


Postby murphy999 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:37 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 28/07/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 910m

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Having ascended Ben Vorlich more times than I care to count but never Stuc a' Chroin I decided to climb directly through Coire Buidhe and over to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein.
Out of the car at Ardvorlich we could see Ben Vorlich was shrouded in cloud, however there were promising signs that it may lift as the day went on.
The approach to Coire Buidhe was typical torture, made no better by the sight of a new hydroelectric projects' access road cutting through the heather clad hillside. Doing my utmost to try and ignore this we headed higher and by the time we reached the split into the Coire I was sweating heavily, nothing that a wee bit of scottish drizzle didn't cure!
The traverse over to the Bealach was very boggy and as Stuc a' Chroin came into view we could see that a light cloud lay on the summit. We convinced ourselves that its disappearance was impending and pushed on to the bottom of the rock face. As we ascended into the cloud the climb started to take its toll but topping out we saw that the summit was a mere stroll away, lightening our mood considerably.
A quick lunch and the cloud lifted enough to get some fleeting views of Beinn Each, Lochearnhead and the south face of Ben Vorlich.
On the descent we decided to skirt Ben Our through Glen Ample and easily found a faint land rover track leading all the way to the farm and formerly washed away bridge. By the time we reached the road however the walk had taken on the nature of a slog, the distance lengthened considerably by this circular route. All that was left was the long walk back to car, a lot further than it looks.
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Last edited by murphy999 on Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin

Postby kevsbald » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:56 pm

But it's in the bag!
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin

Postby skuk007 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:46 pm

kevsbald wrote:But it's in the bag!

Read quite a few reports recently where people are glad to get these two out the way. :)
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin

Postby murphy999 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:32 pm

I'm glad it's out the way now, I can see it from my house and I was ashamed to have not bothered with it so many times. I can now die in peace. :lol:
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin

Postby robertian » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:08 am

Walked in to stuc a'chroin from the callander side last month. Very pleasant walk , certainly one of my favourites so far.
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Re: Stuc a' Chroin

Postby murphy999 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:37 pm

The walk from Loch Lubnaig over the top of Beinn Each looked great from the little that I saw of it on the summit. I may keep that one in the bank for a short winter day, seeing as how it so close to my house.
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