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Ben Cruachan is a very popular mountain, the highest summit of a grand range of sharp peaks between Loch Awe and Loch Etive, prominent in many distant views. Beneath the central corrie there is a huge underground hydro-electric power station.
Altitude: 1126 metres
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Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
Ben Cruachan is almost invariably climbed by the route given above, though some walkers omit Stob Dàimh and return the same way. Stob Dearg - also known as the Taynuilt Peak - is a very shapely summit and is well worth climbing. Including the Corbett Beinn a' Bhùiridh involves a steep and rocky ascent from the Lairig Torran.
The super fit and very experienced can attempt to extend the route to take in Beinn a' Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich, though the descent and reascent into the Lairig Noe is on tricky terrain.
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Ben Cruachan
There are 7317 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Ben Cruachan. They have contributed 119 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.