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The mighty Cruachan

The mighty Cruachan


Postby wdyarrow » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:12 pm

Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh

Date walked: 13/07/2019

Time taken: 5.15 hours

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Well the mighty Cruachan....if you are considering this for your first Munro...please reconsider!!...having completed the Nevis midnight challenge the week before my first thoughts were that any Munro from there on in would be easily achievable...how wrong could I have been!!....this was definitely a challenge with no "paths" as such and a lot of "rock climbing"!! Lots of wet and boggy sections with the last section going literally straight up scrambling over boulders and loose gravel. The boulder field mentioned in walk the highlands detail is certainly exactly that!!...very unlike the boulder field on Schiehallion!..no path to follow, but heading straight up does indeed take you to the cairn and trig point on the summit...the views I believe are stunning, unlike the day I climbed into complete mist and seen nothing!
I absolutely would recommend this as a different type of Munro and well worth the climb...but not for the faint hearted!...waterproof sturdy walking boots are a must.
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