The others being Ben Chonzie and Ben Vorlich. First, you’ll need to navigate over a boulder field, making your way left. Creagan nan Gabhar. this time accompanied by Stuart (@therugbyfoodie), Geo (@geos_munro_bagging_adventures) and Ailsa (@ailsawylie), was an effort to say the least. Be sure to stay on the right, the path does fade an re-emerge but you don’t want to find yourself in amongst the rocks. Definitely the most terrifying. < Back to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin summary page < Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin 1st story < Back to Scotland page with links to other walks < Back to Crieff and Strathearn intro page. This time Teej, Boab and I did. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. The Contour Collection - Stuc a'Chroin & Ben Vorlich Print Like so many people during the lockdown, I turned to the great outdoors to escape from all the madness! Stuc a’Chroin is located just behind Ben Vorlich and requires you to climb Vorlich first. Ben Vorlich standing majestic (view from the eventual route home). It’s quite a steep descent and can be a little tricky, so care is required. The photos are below for a wee gander if you fancy it and the August competition is still live for subscribers. As soon as our muddy, soaked boots touched it we seemed to all lift ourselves up and hold a solid, comfortable pace all the way to the end. Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich are neighbours with almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. Now I’ve never seen Cliffhanger, Stuart has never seen Cliffhanger, Ailsa has never seen Cliffhanger. Are you searching for your next adventure? To reach the Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn, follow the A84 from Callander. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. However, once on it, we could see the aggressive prickly side of Stuc a’Chroin to the South West. Which was nice enough to still be a few hundred metres away from the actual summit, but thankfully was all flat along the way. Climbing Ben Vorlich from the bealach. We walked down towards … These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. It’ll gradually curve round to the right and into a rocky gully. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. Followed the path, a little boggy at times so we had to find a drier route around. Living in Scotland, I started climbing Munros and the map contours inspired me to start 'The Contour Collection'. Photoshoot number one was done and dusted and we ventured towards peak number 2. Enter your e-mail address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail. We had a day where we thought it was going to be miserable but after ascending 750metres, we broke through the clouds. Once you reach the more level surface, make your way across the bealach and then the fun begins. It’s far too easy to loose grip and the rocks aren’t stable. Well in our typical fashion we still managed to mess it up and get lost! Instead of repeating myself, the directions to these Munros can be found in the Ben Vorlich post. A nice steady slope down and around till we were to reach our original path on Ben Vorlich for a smooth descent. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Welcome to Alzos Adventures! Of course with the definition of the Munro lingering and just looking at the narrow ridges and scramble ahead of us it sparked quite the debate “It’s just not worth it eh?” I believe was the original consensus, but in our typical fashion we took the less than sensible option and decided to give it a go regardless. Return to Edinample – and a brief mention of the World Cup! For an easier day, you can summit the wonderful Ben Vorlich and return via the same path. From there, it’s plain sailing back down to Loch Earn and your car. Ben Vorlich and its sister Stuc a’ Chroin come as a pair and a double Munro ascent is popular, summiting Stuc on the way down. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. Spirits and morale started to take a little dip by this point as I think we were all kind of wishing for it to be over by this point. The route then becomes a steep incline with a fair bit of scrambling involved. Ben Vorlich’s Height: 985m & 975m Summit Grid Reference: NN 629 189 & NN 617 174 Translation: Hill of the Bay & Mountain of Danger Start Point: Car Park in Ardvorlich at the Southern Shore of Loch Earn Both Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin, belong to the easily accessible Scottish mountains from Stirling, Glagow and Edinburgh and have always been popular among hill walkers. Much more than meets the eye on this monstrosity. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We took off on what was a beautiful clear skied day, with myself and Geo looking to make amends for our previous trip up Vorlich by reaching Stuc A Chroin this time. You’ll remember from the misadventures of Beinn Each and Ben Vorlich that we never made it as far as Stuc a’Chroin. ( Log Out / https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js. But I will admit that it wasn’t all doom and gloom. / Change ), you are commenting using your WordPress.com account a path up them... 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