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A guidebook to scrambles in Glen Coe and Ben Nevis and throughout the Western Highlands of Scotland. Includes Loch Laggan hills, Ben Alder, Mamores, Etive Hills, Blackmount, Cruachan, Appin hills, Ardgour, Loch Lochy area, Knoydart and South Glen Shiel. Well-known and hidden routes.
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This guide describes some of the best scrambles to be found within a 45km radius of the town of Fort William, an area which includes not only Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, but also Ben Alder to the east, Ben Cruachan to the south, Garbh Bheinn to the west and The Saddle to the north. Most of this area falls within the Lochaber Area of the Highland Council. It is the most popular area in the whole of Scotland with hillgoers, and justifiably so, for it contains some of the most varied and spectacular mountain scenery in the Highlands. The guide contains over seventy routes in Lochaber.
This guide is for those who seek more interesting routes. A number of the scrambles described here have been popular for years and are fairly well worn, but many others are little frequented and consequently have a certain pioneering atmosphere about them. Some experience of route finding will be useful in such cases. The majority of scrambles involve lengthy sections of hillwalking in approach or descent, and this should be taken into account when planning an outing.
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THE EASTERN GROUP
The Ben Nevis Range
The Loch Laggan Hills
The Ardverikie Hills
Ben Alder and Geal-Chàrn
THE SOUTHERN GROUP
North Glen Coe
The Etive Hills
The Glen Creran Hills
The Appin Hills
THE WESTERN GROUP
THE NORTHERN GROUP
The Loch Lochy Hills
South Glen Shiel
This route follows a prominent pink dyke which runs up the hillside immediately to the right of a small stream in the centre of the south face of Beinn a’ Chrulaiste. It is a delightfully easy scramble on good rock.
Approach: Park at the Jacksonville car park (as for the Buachaille) by a bend in the main A82 road at GR 236 553. Cross the main road and then a fence, and walk over boggy ground to reach the West Highland Way. Cross this and then a broad bouldery stream bed. Head up a shallow depression to steeper heathery ground. Take any line up the centre of the first small outcrop of pink rock. Continue up heather and scree to the start of the rib proper.
The Route: Slant rightwards on good rock beneath a small overhanging wall. Ascend a section of quartzite rib and then break back left onto more broken ground. Ascend rock and heather trending left to reach the best section of rib with good view of the stream on the left.
Continue up the rib on very good holds. The rock becomes slightly more shattered towards the top. The angle gradually eases and the rib peters out into grassy hillside. The outing can be completed by bagging the summit Beinn a’ Chrulaiste (857m), a Corbett which lies 750m to the north-east.
Descent: The quickest descent from the top of the scramble is to head hard left (west) and cross four streams, then descend a broad rib to the west of a gully.