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Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)


Postby 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: 580m

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En route to the WH/TH meet at Kinlochleven, I needed a little something to get me mojo going again. Too long away from hills, and a rogered ill-tibial band in recovery (ironically, as done running trying to get fit for the hills - should know better at my age). I'd thought about the Pap (don't we all?), but decided on Beinn a'Chrulaiste as it seemed a tad gentler, and with good weather forecast for the afternoon, it seemed an ideal bit of pre-meet fluffing after the 6 hour drive from t'Kingdom of Yorkshire. :D :D
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.
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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. :roll: :roll:
Wee Bookle from the Brian:
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Big Bookle from same viewpoint:
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Meall a'Bhuiridh and Creise :
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Big fella again:
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and again:
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Looking back down the summit slopes with the splendour of Glencoe laid out for all to see (well, me).
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North from the summit to more hills, maybe the next day's excursion
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Black Mount hills and Big Bookle from the summit. A stunning viewpoint.
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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. :lol: :lol:

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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. :D :D
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby teaandpies » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:29 pm

Chomping at the bit to walk this hill, I don't know why I just really fancy this one.

Cracking images :clap:
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby LoveWalking » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:12 am

Excellent photos, a faffing hour well spent :)
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby dogplodder » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:22 am

Evidence suggests you'll be pleased with new camera! What is it? 8)
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby Sunset tripper » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:50 pm

Great pictures. Very atmospheric. 8)
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby Jaxter » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:27 pm

Fantastic J-Dawg, it is an awesome viewpoint :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:36 pm

Fabulous pix :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby 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.

Cracking images :clap:


Worth saving for a snowy day :)
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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.
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:46 am

Lovely photographs there , great wee hill, stunning 360 degree views :D
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby 2manyYorkies » Mon May 01, 2017 8:40 am

dogplodder wrote:Evidence suggests you'll be pleased with new camera! What is it? 8)


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.
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Re: Beinn a'Chrulaiste - something for the weekend, sir? ;-)

Postby Mal Grey » Mon May 01, 2017 5:01 pm

Great images, the Big Shepherd looks amazing from this hill, must do it sometime.
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