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Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss

Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss


Postby Barrie » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:36 pm

Route description: Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Dubhchraig, Ben Oss

Date walked: 28/08/2010

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1172m

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Parked up at Dalrigh at 9 am and walking by 9.15 am its a bright morning with a few clouds, even put on sun cream. But 10 minutes in and we had to put on the waterproofs as the first heavy shower of the day started. We headed along the track to the side of the railway and turned left over the bridge crossing the railway line then immediate right leaving the main track, over very boggy ground towards the bridge over the burn. (Allt Coire Dubhchraig).

Heading up through the trees and onto the hill, the track continues SW up the righthand side of the burn. We took the track heading west away from the burn,stopping for a while to shelter from heavy rain, making for the ridge which overlooks the Glen Cononish and views to Ben Lui.
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Cloud topped Ben Lui overlooking Glen Cononish
and Ben Oss which would be the second Munro of the day
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View of Ben Oss
Then looking to the left of Ben Oss the route up to the top of Ben Dubhchraig. The first Munro of the day
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Route up to the top of Beinn Dubhchraig
And the view back down to the start point at Dalrigh
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Looking back down the route to Dalrigh
Heading on upwards the terrain levels out and we pass some small lochans and we get a view of Loch Lomond to the South.
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First view of Loch Lomond
Nearing the top relatively quickly from here we look back to see the views of Ben Oss with Loch Oss Below.
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Looking over to Ben Oss with Loch Oss below
And looking back down towards the lochans.
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Looking back down Beinn Dubhchraig towards the lochans.
Reached the summit of Beinn Dubhchraig at around 1pm and sat for an hour weather was relatively good with some sunshine, but very windy, the cairn provided good shelter from the wind.
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At the top.
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Beinn Dubhchraig summit
Now time to head for our next Munro Ben Oss
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The way up Ben Oss
We head back down towards the small Lochans and then down further into the bealach between Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss and head along the track, at this point we actually walked past the stones laid out in an arrow, as we were on such a well defined path we decided to continue along for a bit. Quickly realizing we should have followed the arrow as the best route, we cut straight up the hill taking about 20 minutes to rejoin the correct route. On getting nearer the summit the weather very quickly deteriorated and we were bombarded with torrential horizontal rain and strong gales nearly blowing us off our feet. Just time for a quick snapshot at the top One and a half hours after leaving Beinn Dubhchraig (The wettest Ive been yet) (New pair of Berghause Deluge the next day)
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Ben Oss Summit
Heading quickly back down the sky cleared very quickly to give us these views back to Beinn Dubhchraig
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Beinn Dubhchraig from the descent from Ben Oss
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Beinn Dubhchraig and Loch Oss
The next task was to reclimb back up towards Beinn Dubhchraig to the lochans once more, a bit of a thought but it actually only took 20 minutes of concerted effort.
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Route back up Beinn Dubhchraig
From here we descended straight down the main slope towards the route down the side of the burn. Again another heavy shower which we sheltered from for about half an hour, and continued pretty much till we got back to the car at 7.30 pm. 10.25 hours but we had spent an hour at the top, and at least an hour dodging the rain
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Last edited by Barrie on Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss

Postby skuk007 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:22 pm

Shame about that weather Barrie, but looks like you still managed some good pictures there. You do look pretty soaked on top of Ben Oss, and just about still smiling. :)
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Re: Beinn Dubhchraig and Ben Oss

Postby Barrie » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:32 pm

Still a great day out skuk, mixed weather, still managed to get the views, and the water only gets as far as your skin.:lol:
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