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Cruachan - quite nice!

Cruachan - quite nice!


Postby soulminer » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:33 pm

Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan

Date walked: 20/01/2011

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Having been suffering from flu since Thursday, working Friday and Saturday then having a weeks holiday- this was the only day I have had to 'take the air' as it were.
So set off through the soup to head for Ben Cruachan, last time I was here it was a summers day, 2007. I didn't have a camera with me so I decided today I would remedy that :)
Parked up at the Station, had a coffee then boots on, had another coffee and off. Through the 'underpass' minding my head as the writing on the beam suggested. Sloped off up the path on the left through the Birch woods and began climbing into the gloom, maybe it will change - we'll see :)
A wee look back

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Further up the path over the style and a wee view of the sun shedding some light on the fog

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Up towards the dam, up the zig-zag steps and the steep stairs and hang left towards the reservoir track. The fog was pretty thick here, but carried on regardless towards the first cairn denoting the path towards the burn and eventually the bealach.

Coming out the mist

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Slightly further up

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At the bealach

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Climbed up towards summit knowing it was a special day, no more word required 8)

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Pano with Brocken spectre

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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby doogz » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:36 pm

Cool
Some pics you sent me from summit today mat

These are better .... Soooooperb
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby tomyboy73 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:44 pm

absolutely stunning pics ! :)
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby kinley » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:45 pm

:shock:

I'll come back and comment later in the month.

Right now I'm too jealous to post politely or coherently. ;)
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby Glenrothes » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:48 pm

A Sea of Summits.........

As you say Davey, a very special day!!! :thumbup:
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby The Old Man of Storr » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:34 pm

Fantastic...
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby foggieclimber » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:36 pm

Stunning.
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby rockhopper » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:43 pm

absolutely cracking.....and to think I was stuck in the office all day with freezing fog outside 8)
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby Huck Finn » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:47 pm

Cracking photo's, the low cloud base gives a real dramatic look :)
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby nelson » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:03 pm

now that looked great brill m8
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby xpfloyd » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:07 pm

Stunning pics mate, I'm dying to experience an inversion but so far I haven't had the luck. Extremely jealous right now :)
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby monty » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:14 pm

Stunning set of photos. :D
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby happyhiker » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:42 pm

wow - that looks incredible. Was there last summer and loved it but looks so different like this!
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby malky_c » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:48 pm

Gah :twisted:
Might have guessed it was your photos that Doogz posted up on SHills!

Stunning - can't really add to that :D :D
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Re: Cruachan - quite nice!

Postby Stretch » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:15 am

Amazing, what a sight that inversion must have been!
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