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Blog for October 1st, 2016

October 1st, 2016
Ben Cruachan Ridge
Classic ridge. Route was 18Km with over 2,000m of ascent

Route
Beinn a Bhuiridh, steep rocky descent to Lairig Torran
Stob Garbh, out to Sron an Isean, back to Stob Garbh
Stob Daimh, Ben Cruachan, Stob Dearg
Back to Ben Cruachan, Meall Cuanail
Path about to join dam road
Looking up to Beinn a Bhuiridh
View across Cruachan reservoir
On dam to Beinn a Bhuiridh
Looking east from Beinn a Bhuiridh
Ptarmigan on Beinn a Bhuiridh
Looking over to Stob Garbh
Looking to Ben Cruachan
Steep descent off Beinn a Bhuiridh to bealach (Lairig Torran)
Ben Cruachan ridge seen from Lairig Torran
Ben Cruachan in centre
Looking east ascending Stob Garbh
Looking west to ridge ascending Stob Garbh
Far left: Sron an Isean, Stob Daimh, Stob Garbh
Looking to Drochaid Ghlas
Drochaid Ghlas east face
Hillock before Drochaid Ghlas
Looking back at Stob Daimh
Ben Cruachan
Summit of Ben Cruachan
Stob Dearg
Looking down to Cruachan reservoir and dam
Slab between Ben Cruachan and Stob Dearg
Ben Cruachan
Stob Dearg
Perched boulder on Stob Dearg
West end of Loch Etive
East end of Loch Etive
Looking west to Mull
Cruachan reservoir with Loch Awe
Looking to Meall Cuanail
Looking south east from Meall Cuanail
Evening sun enhancing colour of deer grass
Evening sun on Beinn a Bhuiridh