Last updated on 22nd June 2009
Tomorrow I hope to head North and West up past Stirling, Lochearnhead and Crianlarich to Strath Fillan. I should be able to park at a little village called Dalrigh just before Tyndrum. From there I can walk in by the River Cononish for about 7 km to get to Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh, calf hill). The Scottish Mountaineering Club's Munros guidebook describes it as " ... one of the finest mountains in the Southern Highlands; it stands high above its neighbours, and its splendid shape is unmistakable." They estimate a bit under 4 hours to the summit. From there it should be straightforward to head on to Beinn a' Chleibh (hill of the creel or chest). The forecast is mixed - hopefully low cloud will clear somewhat as the day goes on.
We'll see. It's very useful having an up to date forecast, but what it's actually like on the hill can sometimes be rather different. If all goes well and my body holds up, I'll head back over two more Munros - Ben Oss (hill of the loch outlet or elk hill) and Beinn Dubhchraig (hill of the black rock). If it's too tough I can always pull out after just a couple of Munros or even after just Ben Lui.