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Tipping down on Cruachan Tops

Tipping down on Cruachan Tops

Postby Mrs Scoob » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16 pm

Route description: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros included on this walk: Ben Cruachan

Date walked: 11/07/2020

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 14.6 km

Ascent: 1365m

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Finally clear to travel further, Scoob reckoned the weather was best (although not great) around this area - at least it was just to be cloudy. This was a lesson in why we take everything with us and be prepared just in case, no matter what the forecast... they were all wrong today :roll: On the upside, we know we'll be getting new waterproof jackets now :D :lol:

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Heading up the from the railway pass (once we remembered where to go, ha!)
Approaching the dam, it started to look like the clouds might lift after all
Looking back as we headed up hill - busy today! The rain stayed from here on and just got heavier
Up at the bealach, we headed left first - on to Meall Cuanail summit (no views!)
On to Ben Cruachan summit next (was busy up here; managed to squeeze in a quick pic in between groups)
Headed out along the north west shoulder - our new waterproof trousers got their first test, sliding down the rocks!
Stob Dearg [Taynuilt Peak] summit - surprised to come across others on here (and in shorts, lol)! They'd come up the other side and were heading over to Cruachan next
Long since figured we weren't doing any more summits, so we contoured back around under Cruachan's summit
Back at the bealach, the cloud was now starting to lift from our first summit
As we headed down towards the reservoir, the cloud briefly lifted from Stob Daimh
The rain clouds weren't done yet though - more rain on the way out
Our stats; pretty close today!
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