12th July Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh

Out today with Billy, Gayle, Marian, Norrie, Samantha and Vic from the Falkirk Community Trust High Tops Team. We climbed Ben Lui and Beinn a’Chleibh from the Glen Lochy side. Wellies were the approach shoe of choice and they proved ideal for the river crossing near the start and for the boggy path through the forestry.

The team prepared for the river crossing

The best path through the trees seems to follow the Eas Daimh for about half a kilometre before switching to the the main stream draining the Fionn Chorein; this isn’t shown on the map, which shows the path following the Eas Daimh further up. Once out of the forestry we switched to boots to head up to the north ridge of Ben Lui, before descending south-west and up to Beinn a’Chleibh. We returned to the col and then dropped back to our stashed wellies for the return through the forestry.

Ben Lui summit

No rain through the day with the cloud rising to above the summits and only a light breeze. These hills were much drier than you might expect and the river crossing was fine in wellies, although the stepping stones are submerged.

Beinn a’Chleibh summit with Ben Cruachan in the background
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