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