Beinn a Chrualaiste. August 2007.

Date: 19th August 2007
Distance: 6.3km
Ascent: 610m

Lost – my shadow. I was using it a lot in March and April but it’s been nowhere to be seen for the last 3 months. Reward if recovered.

Anyway thought I’d put in a good word for this Corbett. I’ll go out on a limb and nominate this for the best ratio of views to effort of any hill I can think of. Proving this photographically will need a trip back when the weather is obliging.

Half day walk. Ideal to dry out some of the kit drenched in Glen Nevis on Saturday. Park up at the Etive Mor (Stob Dearg) car parking area. We followed the SMC Corbett book suggestion of following the WHW 200m then turning right along the forest edge and straight up the hill. There’s been a proliferation of fences since (non-barbed sheep fences so easy to get over) and no stiles. It may be better to go through the gates at the E side of the wood, needing only 1 instead of 3 fence crossings.

The route is extremely simple – walk E up the hill to the top. The views across to Stob Dearg are brilliant and once you get up to Stob Beinn a Chrulaiste you develop views across to the Mamores (even with the cloud cover we could identify from Mullach along to Sgurr Eilde Mor). Once at the top the view opens out across Rannoch.

We were a bit cloud obscured but it was obvious that the view back into Glen Coe is well worth the effort (small effort).

Plan to go back on a drive home in winter on a nice day.

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