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Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:34 pm

Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh

Date walked: 24/10/2016

Time taken: 6.24 hours

Distance: 15.14 km

Ascent: 1556m

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I did Ben Cruachan in April 2014 in winter conditions, snow, ice and fogy on the top...no any views from the summit...

Here are some photos from 2014

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But today...it was a different story ! :D 8) :D :wink:
After my refreshment ( great visibility and views too ) in Lake District on friday 21.10. 2016 where I did 7 hills, incl. Helvellyn via The Striding Edge which was one of my goals for this year
( report here: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=67750 ) , I wanted to do some Munros for a change :wink:
Only one day off after working weekend today, wanted something nearby and get back home early. The forecast looked great for Argyll, so I decided to do Ben Cruachan again - together with Stob Diamh via the ridge. :D
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Photostory:

I decided to do it unusually anti-clock wise as I believed that from this side I will see the mighty Ben Cruachan all the time...all the walk...from different levels and different angles.......to catch as much as possible of Cruachan's beauty :D


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Stob Diamh summit

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The ridge ahead...from Stob Diamh to Ben Cruachan

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Towards Glen Etive...Ben Starav in the background

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Looking back towards Stob Diamh

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The way ahead...

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...and looking back towards Stob Diamh

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Ahead to Cruachan again...

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...and towards Stob Diamh again

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Closer to the summit

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The summit of Ben Cruachan...and my old friend Raven :D

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...and it was a great day ! Great visibility, clear views, fresh air...satisfaction ! :D 8) :wink:



Video from the walk and some photos here:




What about parking ???

In the morning...:
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In the morning...
:) 8)

...and afternoon:
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...and afternoon
:o :shock: :lol: :lol:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:48 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby litljortindan » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:42 am

Cruachan on a fine October day is a great choice.
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:11 pm

litljortindan wrote:Cruachan on a fine October day is a great choice.

I agree ! Thank you :D
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby teaandpies » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:54 pm

Nice pics. I was up on the 23rd but you had better weather for sure :)
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Andymac75 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:30 pm

Cool.

Such great visibility

I've never been lucky enough to be up on a clear day.and wondered what the drops between Diamh to Cruachan looked like.
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Andrea Rosslyn » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:25 am

Such a beautiful Autumn day on mountains....amazing pictures :clap: :wink:
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:24 pm

teaandpies wrote:Nice pics. I was up on the 23rd but you had better weather for sure :)

Thanks :D Hope you enjoyed your walk there
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:34 pm

Andymac75 wrote:Cool.

Such great visibility

I've never been lucky enough to be up on a clear day.and wondered what the drops between Diamh to Cruachan looked like.

Thanks :D It was really a clear day, can't complain - this October offered great opportunity for the views :wink:
Glad if the pics showed you how it looks there...
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:39 pm

Andrea Rosslyn wrote:Such a beautiful Autumn day on mountains....amazing pictures :clap: :wink:

Thank you :D The Autumn started great ! 8) Or at least I was lucky all the three recent trips in October in Kintail, Lake District and Argyll :D Hope some more clear days will come before the end of Year :wink:
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Alteknacker » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:58 pm

A beautiful iconic ridge. I did it in white, but it looks every bit as good in green! Glad you had such good weather for it (though I know you don't let clag and wet put you off.... :D )
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby dogplodder » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:36 am

What a great day you got. I've still to do these two and seeing your photos convinces me the journey down will be well worth it. :D
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:09 am

Lovely photos, did this route many years ago without a camera so it was great to be able to share your views. Many thanks :D
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby PerthAlly » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:29 am

Aye Petr :)

Great photos once more. Ben Cruachan def one of my favourite days out. The views to the west are excellent.

Under 6.5 hours? You must have been licking on :lol:
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Re: Ben Cruachan revisited: great views and ridge walk

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:22 pm

Alteknacker wrote:A beautiful iconic ridge. I did it in white, but it looks every bit as good in green! Glad you had such good weather for it (though I know you don't let clag and wet put you off.... :D )


dogplodder wrote:What a great day you got. I've still to do these two and seeing your photos convinces me the journey down will be well worth it. :D


Huff_n_Puff wrote:Lovely photos, did this route many years ago without a camera so it was great to be able to share your views. Many thanks :D


PerthAlly wrote:Aye Petr :)

Great photos once more. Ben Cruachan def one of my favourite days out. The views to the west are excellent.

Under 6.5 hours? You must have been licking on :lol:



Thank you everyone for all the nice comments. :) I appreciate and I'm glad you love the views as I did that day :D
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