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Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)
by 2manyYorkies » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Route description: Beinn a'Chrulaiste from Altnafeidh
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a'Chrulaiste
Date walked: 21/04/2017
Time taken: 3 hours
Distance: 6.5 km
Ascent: 580m5 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We all drive past this hill many, many times as we dip down into Glencoe. Not the most spectacular of walks but one of the very best view points from the top and most parts on the ascent.
I parked at Altnafeidh about 3:30pm, went up the standard route, very muddy and slide in places, but delightful once on the wide open summit slopes. Went over several time on the mud on the way down, and spent about an hour faffing with new camera on the summit and on the small Brian top that you go over on the way up.
Wee Bookle from the Brian:
Big Bookle from same viewpoint:
Meall a'Bhuiridh and Creise :
Big fella again:
Looking back down the summit slopes with the splendour of Glencoe laid out for all to see (well, me).
North from the summit to more hills, maybe the next day's excursion
Black Mount hills and Big Bookle from the summit. A stunning viewpoint.
On the way down I saw a keen young fella on the way up for a summit camp, he very kindly claimed not to have seen me slip onto my a**e on the muddy descent.
Nothing else to report, except that despite the great weather it still managed to rain on me as I drove down Glencoe afterwards. Rain and simultaneous bright sunshine, gotta love it, gotta love Scotland.
by teaandpies » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:29 pm
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by katyhills » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:18 am
teaandpies wrote:Chomping at the bit to walk this hill, I don't know why I just really fancy this one.
Worth saving for a snowy day
Lovely report and pix - glad you had such a good day for it. It's such a great viewpoint for all those surrounding hills. I'm hoping to do it again with some visitors from the south of England in summer as they're keen photographers.
by The Rodmiester » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:46 am
by 2manyYorkies » Mon May 01, 2017 8:40 am
dogplodder wrote:Evidence suggests you'll be pleased with new camera! What is it?
Thanks! It's a Fuji X-T2, one of the new compact mirror less systems. I traded in Canon for it as it's half the size and weight, and to my untutored eye the photos seem just as good. I'll be able take it on more hills than I could with the Canon.
And thanks to everyone else for the kind comments.
by Mal Grey » Mon May 01, 2017 5:01 pm