Sunday, 25 March 2007

Ben Cruachan

Yesterday, we had a fantastic day on Ben Cruachan. Bright sunshine and a cloudless sky. It doesn't get much better than yesterday. We had superb views all round, particularly towards Ben Nevis (still covered in a considerable amount of snow) and out to the Islands. We walked the whole ridge, from the dam, to the top of Ben Cruachan, along a very alpine ridge to Stob Diamh, and back down to the road in beautiful evening sunshine.

I did consider what a good day it might have been for some climbing, but the wind was still pretty icy, and there was enough snow on the higher ground to have limited us to low level cragging. We get cold easily! With such beautiful weather, it was most definitely a day to be up high.

Oh, and I saw a stoat disappearing over the edge of a rock at the very top of Ben Cruachan. What surprise!

Ben Cruachan from Stob Diamh

Caroline on the ridge between Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh

The view north to Ben Nevis with Loch Etive, and the Etive slabs in the middle.

Looking down a gully towards Ben Nevis

More pictures here.

1 comment:

Ian said...

looks gorgeous....
Better Saturday than Sunday - Sunday was bitter