Beinn Each from Loch Lubnaig. 2nd January 2007

Date: Tuesday 2nd January 2007
Distance: 8.7km
Ascent: 800m

A quick walk to kick off 2007. We drove up from Edinburgh early on the 2nd January through Callander.

We’d been up Ben Ledi on several occasions as we started hillwalking and it was usually busy. The Corbett on the other side of Loch Lubnaig, Beinn Each had caught my attention and we thought we’d give it a try.

Parked up at Ardchullarie More. There’s space for several cars.

A path along the side of the farm buildings leads steeply uphill into and then through forestry to lead into Glen Ample’s south arm.

Coming out of the forestry we had a view of dawn lighting Ben Ledi.

Ben Ledi with dawn light

Carried on along the path. About 400m up the glen there’s then an unconstructed route heading up the slope of Beinn Each. This heads onto the west ridge of the Corbett.

After a bit of climbing there’s a view of Loch Lubnaig and Ben Ledi.

Ben Ledi and Loch Lubnaig

With only a few inches of snow the trace of path leading up to the summit is still detectable. The surrounding hills were part clouded, to the west the flat top of Beinn a Chroin was identifiable.

Beinn a Chroin to the west

There are a few wee nubbins on the ascent before a final slope. A nice day with a good view of Ben Ledi.

Beinn Each to Ben Ledi

Once at the summit there’s a view north – the Lawers group was mainly clouded, the Tarmachan Ridge was mostly clear.

Shadow to Tarmachan ridge

Up to the summit and we had a break and enjoyed the views.

H on Beinn Each summit

Stuc a Chroin is not too far away – not on the agenda on this day, but we’ve subsequently linked the two hills via the gnarly ridge between.

Stuc a Chroin from Beinn Each summit

The view SE is rather open, down past Dumyat Edinburgh was just about visible in the hazy air.

Meall na Caora view to SE

….and then back down by the route of ascent with the sun blunted by cloud.

A good wee short walk to shake off the Festive cobwebs.

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