Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Friday, 23 May 2014

Thursday 22nd May. A Marilyn - Sgorr a Choise

 
 
 
This impressive 663m hill had the feel of Knoydart about it - all rocks and knobbles - though a reasonable path wound its way hither and thither to the cairn which, appropriately for a Ballachulish hill, was built exclusively from slate.

We chose to approach from well up Gleann an Fhiodh and crossed the River Laroch with no difficulty to gain the rough, heathery slopes and were rewarded for our efforts by superb views from the ridge to Bidean nam Bian among many.

The remains of an old fence was followed to the start of the rocky stuff where lunch was enjoyed. We turned our backs on poor despoiled Glen Creran and watched tiny figures on the 'Vair Pair' and boats on Loch Leven. A tranquil scene.

The summit was a place for photographs and identifying peaks near and far; the Paps of Jura and Ben More of Mull were visible.

We have never climbed a Marilyn because it was listed as such and we don't intend to start now. Well, maybe a few. I wonder how many we've done...
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2 comments:

  1. That description has a real Scottish feel to it.

    I think that more than 150 of the Munros qualify as Marilyns, and I reckon you will have done quite a few of the Lake District ones. I know you are not likely to get excited about tall this.

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  2. A quick count gives about 500 Conrad, but I'd have to double check to be sure.

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