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Had to - just to make sure

Had to - just to make sure

Postby Coop » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:41 pm

Route description: Cruach Àrdrain and Beinn Tulaichean

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Àrdrain

Date walked: 10/07/2017

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 1025m

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Been bugging me for almost a year- nearly to the day. I've never been entirely satisfied that I reached the true summit on Tulaichean due to it pouring down and the mist last time (Even though I was 99.99% sure it was)
So Stob a choin and Beinn Tulaichean were the targets. As I left the car beside the wee shelter in Inverlochlarig I decided on Tulaichean and Ardrain. Bit better conditions today until I got near the crags and then nothing was seen until the descent! ( unless you count a large bird of prey - bigger than a kestrel but smaller than an eagle- and it wasn't a Raven :D )
Didn't deter me today as this was getting put to bed. Left the track by a fencepost ( roughly 433193 )and kept close to a fence as it climbed steeply. The fence came to an end and the crags were near now. Kept slightly to the left of these and through them and then up to the ridgeline- where a path is found leading towards the cairn and and on down and up towards Cruach Ardrain.
You pass a small cairn which is the descent path - if you choose to go down this way. I did - again.
And it was still very wet and steep in places. No rush today as I accomplished what I came here for.
Followed the track to the end and went through the farm on the way back. 2 reasons for this.

1. I wanted to see the route up to Stob a choin for the next time I visit.
2. I didn't want to walk through those ferns again leading to the gate and bridge; and get soaked up to my waist, as I was nearly dry :wink:

Cap doffed.

Well, I had reached the summit proper the last time, but it was just one of those that niggle away at you.
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