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The Pink Rib of Beinn a' Chrulaiste

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Easy scrambling leads to the finest seat in the whole of Glencoe.

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About this event

On the north side of the A82 in Glencoe, and sitting almost directly opposite the iconic Munro summit of Buachaille Etive Mor, rests Beinn a' Chrulaiste. At 857metres, Beinn a' Chrulaiste is a Corbett, and owing to it's prominent position at the foot of the Glen, the views from the summit are simply staggering. Immediately to the west lie The Three Sisters of Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Beag, and behind those lie the peaks of Glen Etive. Further to the east stretches the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor, more water than moor, and beyond here the Bridge of Orchy Munros and summits that make up the Blackmount. The prize winner though, which really steals the show, is Buachaille Etive Mor which lies just across the road immediately to the south. Viewed from this angle, the perfect pyramidal profile is perhaps the most photographed peak in the whole of Scotland. On a clear day there really is no better viewpoint in Glencoe. The usual route up this Corbett starts from the west at the foot of the Devil's Staircase and is a bit of a dull and usually very wet and soggy slog. Our approach will be considerably more exciting and a whole lot more direct as we scramble our way easily, straight up the southern face on a prominent band of pink rock from which our route takes it's name. The scrambling is never difficult or overly exposed but expect to use you hands throughout. The rocky rib finishes on easier, grassy slopes which are followed the remaining way to the summit. There will be the opportunity to talk about efficient movement and techniques on steeper more technical terrain, making this route the ideal introduction to scrambling before taking on the more committing routes, such as the CMD on Ben Nevis or the Ring of Steall. Our route starts and finishes at the nearby Kingshouse Hotel and, being a shorter day, there should be plenty of opportunity for a either a light lunch or hearty meal for those who didn't bring their picnic. Online booking for this event is available on the following dates: No dates available For more information about our route and the terrain, the level of difficulty, the amount of experience required and level of fitness, please follow the 'Useful Info' link on the Menu bar at the top of the site homepage. Here you will also find the 'Kit List' link providing recommendations on essential kit you will need to bring with you.

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Cancellation Policy

If you choose to cancel your booking : Booking cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, your payment will be refunded minus a £10 booking deposit. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We do not offer credit towards future events in place of a refund. We strongly recommend you take out appropriate holiday insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. If we have to cancel your booking : Regardless of reason, in the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, then we will refund your payment in full. We will try and give as much notice as possible. For weather related cancellations, notice could be as short as a couple of days. For other reasons, we would hope to give a fortnight's notice, possibly more. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred such as accommodation or transport you may have booked.

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