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BACK ON THE TRAIL: STUC A'CHROIN REDEMPTION

Date walked: 17/05/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 20km

Ascent: 830m

I needed something not too steep to ease myself back in after 8 months of relatively level going. I have lost a bit of weight in that time, but the legs are nearly 65 years old and uphill seems to get harder. However, I am not giving up. On the contrary, I have cut away back on golf in favour of something that I can do and hopefully I will have a fuller bag of hills before the end of the year!

So, to Stuc A' Chroin from the Callander side. Books reckoned that it was boring, but as you can see Stuc from lots of places to the south, I reckoned that the reverse must be true. It was a good choice. The walk in is longish, but not unreasonably so. The crew from the Queensferry Crossing seemed to have warmed-down by building new bridges over Keltie Water and its tributary, so no wading is required. 2hrs 50 to get up and 2.20 to get down. A clear route all the way, albeit that the weather was ideal.

I had done Vorlich a couple of years ago but my companion didn't feel up to the double. The two together might be interesting, although care is required in that trip. I know personally of someone who perished in 1991 and am grateful to have made the trip safely.

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THE COMEBACK STARTS

Attachment(s) Date walked: 16/05/2019
Distance: 20km
Ascent: 810m
Views: 125


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Munros: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)
Date walked: 23/09/2017
Comments: 1
Views: 588


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Corbetts: Ben Donich
Date walked: 22/06/2017
Distance: 7.5km
Views: 668


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Munros: Meall nan Tarmachan
Date walked: 22/09/2016
Views: 667


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Date walked: 31/07/2015
Views: 515


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Munros: Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain
Date walked: 11/06/2015
Views: 1012


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Sub 2000s: Hill of Stake
Date walked: 24/03/2015
Distance: 15.6km
Ascent: 351m
Views: 1639


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Sub 2000s: Conic Hill
Date walked: 04/10/2014
Distance: 5.25km
Views: 1664


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Munros: Ben Vane
Date walked: 04/09/2014
Distance: 5km
Ascent: 900m
Comments: 1
Views: 1184

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Activity: Hill Bagger
Mountain: Ben Lomond
Place: The Borders
Ideal day out: Good views and plenty of nature to admire

Munros: 71
Corbetts: 11
Grahams: 6
Donalds: 8
Sub 2000: 14



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Statistics

2019

Trips: 2
Distance: 40 km
Ascent: 1640m

2017

Trips: 2
Distance: 7.5 km
Munros: 2
Corbetts: 1

2016

Trips: 1
Munros: 1

2015

Trips: 3
Distance: 15.6 km
Ascent: 351m
Munros: 2
Sub2000s: 1

2014

Trips: 3
Distance: 32.25 km
Ascent: 900m
Munros: 1
Sub2000s: 1


Joined: Jul 18, 2014
Last visited: Jun 22, 2019
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