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Ben Lui + Bienn a' Chleibh

Ben Lui + Bienn a' Chleibh


Postby tombombadilio » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:13 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Lui

Date walked: 09/01/2019

Time taken: 5.4 hours

Distance: 10.1 km

Ascent: 1107m

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River Lochy post-crossing - wadeable in gaiters


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Under rail bridge


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Ben Lui - almost route one


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Cruchan range


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Hell


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Handrail forestry to ridge


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Ben Cruachan


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Ridge reached


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Ben Lui shadow


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Beinn a'Chleibh


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First sun


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Selfie


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Ben Lui summit ahead


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Ben Lui summit


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Summit pano


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Breakfast


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Weather moving in


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Lochan


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Beinn a'Chleibh summit


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Summit pano, BL to left


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Drop down into corrie


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Crags of BaC


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Return by same route


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Wade of R Lochy to clean boots very handy


Summary:
Good conditions - freezing but light winds so wind chill not bad, sunshine for the morning. River crossing just doable with poles and gaiters after some investigation for most suitable crossing point. Under rail bridge very low. Further tricky burn crossing further up, slippery rock. Then forestry tracks/roads before cutting up super-muddy corridor in pines. Then simple but unrelenting ascent to ridge. Visibility excellent, views to Cruachan range and south superb. Front moved in for descent to Beinn a'Chleibh, but still light winds and good views. Simple descent into corrie and car park across River Lochy. No-one met all day.
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