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Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit


Postby Huck Finn » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:53 pm

Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh

Date walked: 14/11/2010

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 14 km

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Heading to the Dam
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Charlie and Kev
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Charlie and Kev
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Stunning Views
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Jake waiting on us catching up
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Kev
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Kevin, Rab, Pigeon, Charlie & Kev
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Ian & Jake
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Stunning
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Almost down

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ke8aCF8yyk[/youtube]
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Starting to get back into the hills after a long gap, did this today and it was the hardest one yet, but probably the most enjoyable, went with a great bunch of guys. Knees hurt like mad on the way down though :(
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Charlie, Kev & Pigeon
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby mountain coward » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:20 pm

Yeah, that round is certainly a hard day... not one to be doing after a long gap! But I think we did that as around our second Munro - I didn't find it too hard but at that time did find it scary!

Superb pics :D
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby rockhopper » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:13 am

Aha - so that's what they look like 8) some great potos there Huck - I was up last weekend and hardly saw anything because of the cloud and mist (despite a good weather forecast :o ) :D
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby Huck Finn » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:30 am

We were really lucky with the weather, for once the forecasters got it spot on, some of the views were truly stunning :D
I have some video of it as well, I will post it on here once i have done a little bit of editing
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby monty » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:37 am

Great set of pictures Huck Finn. The hills look good in the snow. :D
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby davetherave » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:05 pm

Huck
Great pics of a superb route well done indeed. Im with Rockhopper, when wee did this there were no views at all must get back sometime soon to complete that ridge.
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby pigeon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:16 pm

Great videos there spielberg looking forward to getting the blue ray box set for my xmas :lol: Great day had by all but suffered at work today :sick: Apparently the wee rainbow thing is called a brocken spectre ,maybe someone can explain how this happens .Stuck an extra couple of photos on as well(ok i,ll tell the truth Hazel done it for me) :wink:
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby Stretch » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:09 pm

Excellent set of pics and vids Huck and co. Just curious, how was the slabby section just below Cruachan with all of the snow? I did this walk in excellent dry conditions last month, not sure how I'd fair on the slab section in ice/snow.
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby JazzyJarrett » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:55 pm

Agree with everyone else, great pics, you certainly had good weather for it.
Myself and Norfolk4 are going to do this circuit this coming weekend, wild camping Saturday night up high in the snow - need to get my thermals out :crazy:

Anyone know what the forecast is for Friday night, Saturday and Saturday night in this area?
Cheers,
Ady.
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby monty » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:27 pm

Hi Jazzy,
It looking likely that we will have a thaw on Thursday/ Friday with sun on Saturday. With that in mind I am tempted to do another big walk but the weather in Scotland is always changeable :lol: :lol: so it will be a last minute plan for me. :D
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby Huck Finn » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:06 pm

Hi Stretch, the snow was sore on the legs, but it was soft and deep, so it was ok, I would really not fancy doing it if the snow froze over and went all Icy.
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:52 pm

Spot on Huck great pictures and videos Great day out knees sore as well Looking forward to the next wee dander
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby Huck Finn » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:42 am

Hi Ian, how was Rab the days after the ramble ?
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby Ian Bayne » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:54 pm

Charlie Not seen or heard from him probably lying in a darkened room Good on him struggled but he done it keep in touch for the next stroll in the hills
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Re: Ben Cruachan & Stob Diamh circuit

Postby Woodsy Boy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:26 pm

Is it a dog friendly route , how are the metal stairs at the dam for the dog ?
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