/ NEW ROUTE CARD: Beinn Challum via the Northwest Spur

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On the northwest spur of Beinn ChallumAn easily accessed Munro, Beinn Challum may look uninspiring from the Crianlarich side, but this is deceptive. There’s some impressive terrain hidden away on the north flank, while even the summit ridge has more character than you might think. It’s a big hill, but not a big day, which makes this a good winter target when light is limited. With an exciting flavour of mountaineering (but just a hint – no ropes required) the northwest spur has to be the most interesting winter way up the hill, but with its comparative remoteness it’s a route few people seem to know about. It'd be good in summer too of course. Go up this way, then descend by the more frequently trodden Munro bagger’s path to complete a full traverse of a surprisingly worthwhile mountain.

7.77 miles, 12.50 km, 985m ascent, 5 – 6 hours. Oban

Fiona Reid - on 07 Dec 2018
In reply to Dan Bailey -

We did this route in February. It's a great alternative to the standard route.

Post edited at 11:22
Robert Durran - on 10:52 Sat
In reply to Dan Bailey -

I think you may have got your west and east muddled up on the descent!

In reply to Robert Durran:

Well spotted, thanks Robert

Robert Durran - on 11:56 Sat
In reply to Dan Bailey -

> Well spotted, thanks Robert

No problem. I might be up there tomorrow descending in the dark after taking some photos!

Flinticus - on 13:12 Wed
In reply to Fiona Reid:

Likewise. There's a photo in my gallery of some of the ridge ascent.

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