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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012

Ben Cruachan Horseshoe

During a recent short trip to Scotland James and I got up early and left the girls in bed and parked up at the Cruachan train station. We headed up through the trees looking down on a fantastic inversion over Loch Awe.

After passing the dam we eventually made our way to the summit of Cruachan (1126m) via Meall Cuanail (918m). The snow was quite deep but there was no need for crampons as it was soft and relatively new. The Views down Loch Etive were fantastic and we could see a party climbing on Coire Chat, where conditions looked tricky due to the powdery snow.

We took a small detour and crossed over to Stob Dearg so we could look down on Taynuilt where the girls were staying. We headed back along the ridge and continued towards the second Munro of the horseshoe, Stob Diamh (998m).

After a few more photos we descended down to the dam and got back to the car well before the sun set and made it to the pub for a well deserved beer at 4pm.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
By Rob Turnbull
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