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A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin

A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin


Postby Collaciotach » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:09 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 04/08/2013

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Loch Eireann air Di Saithrne

Bha an latha sgothach , gaoithe agus glé fluich ..... the day was cloudy ,windy and wet having got the 7.00am ferry I was on the shores of Loch Eirean by 8.30 am and headed up of the still quiet hill

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Ceoach


Ach choisich mi faisg an clach ri taobh an rathad ..... I passed the MacDonald stone near the bridge ,an old tale of past deeds

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Clach MacDomhnuill


Sometime around 1620, Seumas Beag Stuibhart was enlisted by the Earl of Murray to expel Clan Gregor from Glen Finglas , with the assistance of his cousin, Iain Dubh Mor Stuibhart the Stewarts were successful in expelling the seed of Alpin .

His hatred of Clan Gregor became legend and he became known as "mad major"

A commemorative stone stands testament to a raid on Ardvorlich by seven MacDonalds, guided by a MacGregor.

Seumas Beag and his men killed all seven of the MacDonalds and dragged their bodies down to the lochside for burial , many years later, when the present lochside road was being built, seven skeletons were unearthed and have since been re-interred nearby.

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Air ais gu Loch Eireann


This Beinn Mhor an t Sluic was to be my 150 Munro which is no bad going since 2011 :D although with the weather today I was not hopeful of much sealladh !

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Suas


The path is mainland style you could walk up this in flip flops on a good day and although I expected to see hoarde's of folk so far I had the hill to myself .

Must be the weather :wink:


Bha an t uisge a fas truim agus an gaoithe laidir ...... it was wet and very windy as I approached the top of my 150 the first wetting I have had on the hill since October last year !

When we summited the view was well .....

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Cárn


Still I should not gurn it has been a splendid run of clear summits I have had since my 117 th so I do not grudge Beinn Mhor an t Sluic hiding her charms from me :wink:

I took a bearing from the carn to Stuc a Chroin, as I had no really read up on these two ,since they are so easy! so after taking said bearing I took off for Stuc a Chroin down the East ridge following the fence posts I vaguely minded reading about to follow :roll:

Should have been South simple case of following the posts the wrong way and no looking at the bearing I just took! ....... I only clicked 20mins later when the "path" ran out :D

So back up onto the wet and windy ,easy Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and West to Stuc a Chroin seeing precisely feck all on the way :)

I was soon on the bealach looking at the Creag Corrach or as you English speakers would say "the prow" :D
A very wet and slippery rock indeed so we skittered up and onto the summit cárn of an corrach taking care ,she is fairly steep and you would not want a clatter up here.

The ceo was still thick with intermittent howling wind and rain still a bracing feeling though I was not for hanging about to long once I hit the carn at Stuc a Chroin

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Creag Corrach


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On the way off we took good care to pick our way down the Corrach and once at the bealach again we got a glimpse back as it momentarily cleared.......

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Co dhui bha sin Beinn Mhor an t Sluic agus Stuc a Chroin ..... so that was our wetting on number 150 & 151 of our turás and I refuse to use the anglicised name for her as there is no "V" in the Ghaidhlig alphabet :D

Cheerie an drasda

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Re: A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin

Postby mrssanta » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:59 pm

Oh dear even the wee dug looks a bit forlorn in that! Always good to read a bit of the history of a place.
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Re: A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:40 pm

Back in the deep south eh. Good to see you got the hills to yourself. That's maybe the secret, come down on a dreekit day. :lol:
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Re: A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin

Postby rockhopper » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:13 pm

Well done for keeping going in these conditions - interesting report as usual though - cheers :)
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Re: A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:59 am

mrssanta wrote:Oh dear even the wee dug looks a bit forlorn in that! Always good to read a bit of the history of a place.


haha aye we have been spoiled with the weather ,back to normal now :roll:
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Re: A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:00 am

rockhopper wrote:Well done for keeping going in these conditions - interesting report as usual though - cheers :)


Cheers R back to Winter soon .. :wink:
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Re: A Wetting on Beinn Mhor an t Sluic and Stuc a Chroin

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:02 am

Johnny Corbett wrote:Back in the deep south eh. Good to see you got the hills to yourself. That's maybe the secret, come down on a dreekit day. :lol:


Aye surprising although saw more folk when I was going back down on the main path ,that's the deep South for you :lol: , not many left there now :clap:
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