Ben Lui and neighbouring Munros and CorbettsBen Lui is a spectacular mountain with excellent views and due to its shape, is easily identified from other summits. In winter, a cornice establishes itself over the northern coire - Coire Gaothach and the peak is famed for its winter climbing. In the gully below are the remains of an aircraft which crashed into the mountain in 1941.
The surrounding hills are less dramatic, but grass covered slopes make for an enjoyable walk. There is a fine little lochan on the western crest of Beinn Dubhchraig - an excellent place to pause and take in views.
Main route summary
If doing the this route from east to west, the day is finished off with a superb run down through muck, forest and water - you can wash down in the River Lochy at the day's end !
Beinn Dubhchraig (978m, Munro 175)|
Ben Oss (1029m, Munro 101)
Ben Lui (1130m, Munro 27)
Beinn a'Chleibh (916m, Munro 280)
Beinn Chuirn (880m, Corbett 48)|
* see alternative routes below
walking : 7:30hr*
running : 3:05hr
*Naismith's rule : 4km/h distance + 600m/h ascent
Dalrigh on A82
(grid ref : NN343292)
A85, 9km west of Tyndrum
(grid ref : NN238279)
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|Meanings||Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) : 'calf hill'
Beinn a'Chleibh : 'hill of the creel or chest'
Beinn Dubhchraig : 'hill of the black rock'
Ben Oss : 'hill of the loch outlet or elk hill'
Beinn Chuirn : 'cairn hill'
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