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Blog for December 5th, 2014

December 5th, 2014
Beinn a' Chrulaiste from Altnafeadh
Micro navigation

It was a clear day so the features used for navigation had to be smaller in size to make it more challenging
The small lochans shown on the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps were used, these are too small to show on the 1:50,000 maps
Buachaille Etive Mor
Looking towards Rannoch Moor direction
Looking down to Rannoch Moor with the A82 road running through
Trig point on Beinn a' Chrulaiste with Blackwater Reservoir behind
The Blackwater Reservoir, holds 111 million cubic metres of water (that's 111,000 million litres), and feeds the water turbines in Kinlochleven. The reservoir is also gravity fed by a concrete pipe from Loch Eilde Mor. Loch Eilde Beag (meaning smaller) is a small extension to Loch Eilde Mor
People ask when is a lochan a loch. Well, when is a lochan a puddle as these were shown on the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey map and used for micro navigation practice
Size of lochans used as target for micro navigation legs
Buachaille Etive Mor
Looking north
More dramatic view looking north
Looking north
Looking north
Looking west to Glen Coe with Buachaille Etive Beag in centre
Looking at Buachaille Etive Beag from the road side