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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
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 Diamh 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' Bhuiridh 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.