After finishing Ben hope at one o'clock I had to drive south past Ben Kilbreck to get home. I had thought about possibly doing both these hills in the same day I parked in the layby start point. The weather was brilliant and it seemed to good to pass by.
Half way up Cnoc Sgriodain I started to wonder if it was still a good idea, a very tough boggy ascent never been so pleased to see a cairn. Another boggy section to get over to Creag an Lochain but then it's an easy walk across the side of the hill. Got to the bottom of Ben Kilbreck and started up the rocky ascent to the top. Got to the top and the views were amazing.
The stoney descent was slow going, a bit slippery in places but the walking was good back over to Cnoc Sgriodain. The descent down was quite hard on the tired legs and knees also quite slippery in places.
Back to the van for seven, tired but chuffed to get the north munros done and my first blue pegs on the map.
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