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Name:An Cruachan
Hill number:944
Height:705m / 2313ft
Section:12B: Killilan to Inverness
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Doubles, Alsh & Duich, Beauly
Watershed:Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o'Groats, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,G)
Grid ref:NH 09385 35862
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:237m
Col:468m  NH091348  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
(1:25k) 429
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 68 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Long overnight route from Killilan. Left 10.20am, walked past Iron lodge then up SSW ridge of Aonach Buidhe to summit, detoured to top approx 400m to W,then return to summit and followed NE ridge to An Creachal Beag and Aonach Cas. Descent off ridge ENE using stalkers path then across stream and ascent to the very remote An Cruachan - good views as for the rest of the day. Descent SSW back down to glen and followed path to S end of Loch Mhoicean. From here took fairly direct route to summit of Carn na Breabaig 10.20pm, pitched tent. Woke up to bright sunshine and outstanding views to the Affric mountains with cloud in the glens. Descended WSW to Iron Lodge and long walk back to car.RobertP04/07/2017
Parked at West end of Strathfarrar. 4 Munros on south side of glen, followed by An Cruachan as a short diversion on the way back. 26km, 2100m up and down. Lady at the gate her usual cheery self: gave me a bollocking for driving up to the gate 3 minutes before 9am!PGCE03/07/2017
From Killillan. 4H 10m to summit. Returned over Carn na Breabaig. Total 45.2k in just under 9 hours.NormanW06/04/2017
A lovely bike ride to Iron Lodge. Then a bit of a long plod out to get this one. Remote and beautiful landscape. Back by the long traverse to Breabaig.jenx14/08/2016
Parked at roadhead nr Killilan and cycled the 14km to Iron Lodge on a reasonable road/track. Then the old track-part 4x4 line for 9km the latter part boggy then cut up to the col at 520m and beeline to a superb top. Traversed An Socach to the 500 m col below Carn na Breabaig as way out.nordicstar14/08/2016
Up Glen Elchaig to Iron Lodge, up to Loch Mhoicean and then rising traverse and onto summit. Superb views. Not a single sign of habitation. Remote.Campbell Singer07/06/2016
cycled to iron lodge done carn na breabaig on way back.robertphillips06/09/2014
A fine hill with outstanding views through 360 degrees.richtea504002/05/2014
Solo Uisdean2531/05/2013
selfdavidsbatty02/04/2013
one of finestThearlaichdubh15/06/2011
Walked from carpark by power station for Loch Monar, following track, path and then cross country aiming for the hill. Fortunately the weather just about held, but no real view from the summit.JohnW21/06/2010
On the TGO ChallengeBLACKHILL12/05/2002
fine isolated hill, compact summit, antepenultimate Graham (failed Dec99). s'farrar to power sta 183381, decent tk to col then +/- grass to summit, good approach RHW24/12/2000
Round os An Cruachan and Beinn Dronaig from Bendronaig Lodge. Called in at Maol Bhuidhe but they didn't take the hint so departed without a cup of tea.Eddie15/05/2000
AndyS22/04/2017
foggieclimber27/01/2017
weaselmaster23/08/2016
Sick Kid23/08/2016
bertbarnett12307/05/2016
Martin R14/03/2016
TONY DEALL10/10/2015
Tony S12/09/2015
iainwalton23/06/2014
N.Morters21/06/2014
DaveMcS31/05/2014
Winterfloodian29/05/2014
RichardM10/05/2014
Denise 10/05/2014
ancient brit25/05/2013
Norrie Muir11/11/2012
chrispine19/07/2012
Martyn125/06/2012
hughbagger04/06/2012
GavinTheobald 202/05/2011
mae22/05/2010
hill walker23/05/2009
BrianJ19/05/2009
Chris Peart09/05/2009
Colin Crawford09/05/2009
iaindbrown20/04/2009
grumpy05/10/2008
raffemeister28/09/2008
Wycombe Wanderer05/06/2008
RCFC02/06/2008
PeteN08/05/2008
bertbarnett12307/05/2008
Alan Whatley20/04/2008
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