Our third and fourth Munros - fantastic day

Route: Ben Cruachan and Stob Daimh

Munros: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh

Date walked: 19/09/2015

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 14km

Ascent: 1400m

No details of the route as we just followed the WH track (Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh) – but it was so amazingly beautiful yesterday that I thought I would share a few pictures. This was our first ‘big’ Munro trip (we'd done Ben Lomond and Ben Vorlich before but neither were anything like as challenging as this) and we really enjoyed it, although we found it hard going on the descent as we obviously weren’t as fit as we thought we were. It also took us just over nine hours so we were pretty slow, partially because the views were so amazing that we had to take plenty of time to look at them.
From a distance.
The loch in the centre.
On the way up.
View from the summit
Another view
The terrifying ridge!
For any other newish mountain walkers – this one is pretty doable (in good weather – I would not have wanted to tackle it in wind or snow). The path up to the actual Cruachan summit is basically scrambling over a load of large boulders – nothing too difficult. The ridge beyond there looks quite scary (particularly looking back at it), but we didn’t find it at all difficult once we got on to it (we even managed to cross the slabs with no problems). It makes for a long tiring day if you are not very experienced – but with good weather the views are second to none, and it has certainly inspired us to carry on and do some more mountains.

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Location: Lochgoilhead, Argyll
Activity: Mountaineer

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