The weather was looking really good. Fine day on Stuc a Chroin. Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich are neighbours with almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. Sunrise: 08:33; Sunset: 16:25. One of the abandoned houses next to the track. It would be a good option for a shortish walk while daylight was limited. I am not the fittest of people so was rather worried about this climb. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with steep, rocky ground. Minimum nighttime temperature: -9 degrees Celsius. Friday 22 January. 1°C / 34°F. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin Tuesday 11th September 2007 The weather on this walk was a little mixed. While slightly lower, Stuc can be a difficult peak with scrambling and a significantly rockier nature. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. The Stuc a’ Chroin 5000 Hill Race is classed as a ‘Category A Long Hill Race’ under British Athletic Rules. Based on my previous long race disasters, I knew fine well that this one was no walk in the park, so I set my modest goal get to the finish line running rather than crawling. Fri 15th. Cloudy changing to light snow by lunchtime. Thursday 21 January. 12%. 5 mph 8 km/h. Southeastern Highlands Mountain Forecast Mountain weather forecast Avalanche forecast. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The latest breakthroughs, research and news from the Met Office. 03:00. 31 mph. Minimum temperature -4 °C. JavaScript is not enabled on this browser. Maximum daytime temperature: -5 degrees Celsius; I had managed to time mine just after the summer weather finished!! Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Cairngorms & Monadhliath – Met Office: West Highlands Guidebooks: The Munros, SMC Maps: We scramble over the Creag Chasain to the foot of the northeastern rockface. A few days in Hamilton (Scotland). In winter of short daylight hours, it is sensible to tackle just the one hill, in this case the slightly lower 975m/3199ft Stuc a’Chroin. October 29, 2017. Happily we have been meaning to link Beinn Each and Stuc a Chroin for a while, so this seemed the day to do it. & "Peak of Terror", - 985m & 975m - (Both Munros) Some Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chroin facts! Tuesday 19 January. There was a short downward stretch to pass under the buttress, although … While driving up to Crianlarich a few weeks earlier, I had toyed with the idea of doing Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin again. Southeastern Highlands Mountain Forecast Mountain weather forecast Avalanche forecast. The 7 day weather forecast summary for Stuc a' Chroin, United Kingdom: Taking a look at the forecast over the coming week and the average daytime maximum will be around 0°C, with a high of 2°C expected on Sunday afternoon. Conditions staying cold so enjoy safely . Cloudy. The summit of Stuc a'Chroin is a half kilometre further south along the ridge; there are two cairns, with the higher summit being the smaller northern one. As with many of the mountain walks, these hills may be very hazardous and care is required. These two high peaks, along with their neighbours indicate the … What a numpty. Summer and Winter on Stuc a' Chroin. Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, severe gales from the SSW by Fri night). Mostly dryTemperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Thu afternoon, min -7°C on Fri morning)Mainly near gales. The weather was fairly good and the sun was coming out. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Fri night, min -6°C on Thu morning). 3°C ( feels like -3°C) Weather. A moderate fall of snow heaviest on Fri morning. I ‘borrowed’ the main photo of the hill from Google as the race photos have yet to be released, it was a lot snowier on the day: Maximum daytime temperature: -4 degrees Celsius; It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility makes them popular Munros. The 7 day weather forecast summary for Stuc a' Chroin, United Kingdom: Taking a look at the forecast over the coming week and the average daytime maximum will be around 0°C, with a high of 2°C expected on Sunday afternoon. To see the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the Ben Vorlich & Stùc a' Chroin - Stirling, Scotland | AllTrails These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. 1 mph 1 km/h. 2020/10/22 Life’s twists and turns can take you to some unusual places and a recent walk of the two Munros, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin, from the shore of Loch Earn, near Lochearnhead, gave me plenty to think about and ponder. After a couple more rest breaks, we made our way round the head of the corrie, below the bealach between the two mountains. Further showers during the evening, again mainly focused in the west. * NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Mon afternoon. What a numpty. Today. Wet/cold/rainy- turned back before Stuc a’ Chroin due to weather concerns. Upload a Stùc a' Chroin photo | Upload for another mountain. It’s in this area where the Highlands meet the lowlands and their relative accessibility makes them popular Munros. Cloudy changing to light snow by lunchtime. Day meet possibility tomorrow Saturday 7th. Saturday 7 th August, 2010 Ben Vorlich & Stuc a' Chroin / Beinn Mhùrlaig & Stùc a' Chroin - "Mountain of the Bay" (?) 0°C / 32°F. UV: Low; Everything you need to know about the forecast, and making the most of the weather. walked Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin on the 29th of June, weather was fine, bright and warm with a light breeze which kept us cool on the tops. Through this period there is a greater than average chance of cold spells spreading across the whole UK at times with the associated risk of wintry hazards. Part 1 Summer. 7 mph 11 km/h. Pollution: Low; Weather looks great! The weather forecast for Stùc a' Chroin is: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Mon afternoonTemperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Mon afternoon, min -5°C on Thu morning)Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, severe gales from the N by Wed night). Freeze-thaw conditions (max 34°F on Thu … Pollution: Low; The non-scrambling alternative still needs competence. These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. . On the first attempt my grandfather was unsure about how accessible the hill would be from this approach due to a bridge being destroyed to cross the river. Simple route – path up past the farm and through the forest, path uphill from the sign at NN 590 150. Stuc a'Chroin West Top Weather. Stuc a Chroin. There may be weather warnings in force for the UK, Verification, impacts and post-processing, Climate information for international development, Science for Impacts, Resilience and Adaptation (SIRA), Atmospheric processes and parametrizations, Regional model evaluation and development, Environmental Hazard and Resilience Services, View all locations in Central, Tayside & Fife, National Meteorological Library & Archive. The plan was to walk Stuc a Chroin but in my confused state I wrote that I was walking Ben Vorlich. Closer up, they are more different. They have contributed 176 public walk reports including this summit. Saturday 23 January. Who we are, what we do and organisational news. Wed 13th. In most places the day was rather sunny and pleasant but under the mountain I was walking under a dark cloud that refused to budge and cast a very grim shadow over the whole day. table. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with rocky ground and scrambling.… Closer up, they are more different. The Stuc a' Chroin hill race has a reputation for being brutal and for this 25th Anniversary the weather this year was every bit as brutal as the terrain. 4 mph 7 km/h. Further south, there is a continued risk of unsettled conditions, with above-average rainfall and periods of slightly above average temperatures. Closer up, they are more different. The image below is from the village of Lochearnhead looking over Loch Earn to Ben Vorlich in the distance. Mar 3, 2019 A wedding, A fell run, A lunch, A birthday. Fine day on Stuc a Chroin. Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Cairngorms & Monadhliath – Met Office: West Highlands Guidebooks: The Munros, SMC Maps: Below is our weather report and 5 day forecast for An stuc. UV: Low; Day meet possibility tomorrow Saturday 7th. The plan was to walk Stuc a Chroin but in my confused state I wrote that I was walking Ben Vorlich. The route is very exposed in places and in bad weather temperatures can be very low, even in summer. Turning milder with heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Fri night. Great to be able to share the day with fellow mountain professional @outdooradventurescotland . Heavy snow showers changing to cloudy by early evening. ... Mar 9, 2019 Hells bells weather on the 2019 Haworth Hobble. As with many of the mountain walks, these hills may be very hazardous and care is required. A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri night. Happily we have been meaning to link Beinn Each and Stuc a Chroin for a while, so this seemed the day to do it. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Sunrise: 08:37; Sunset: 16:19. The descent was fairly steep, but what lies ahead on the ascent of Stuc a' Chroin is far steeper. Sleet. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are situated on the south side of Loch Earn by Lochearnhead village, 14 miles north of Callander, 55 miles north of the city of Glasgow. Weather looks great! Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin. A nice steady ascent which took about 2 1/2 hours to summit on Ben Vorlich. October 29, 2017. A few wintry showers in the north for Friday. No pollen data. Cloudy (Medium-Level) Chances of Rain. A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue morning. Temperatures mostly rather cold, but closer to average near approaching lows in the south. Cloudy. External Links. 6 day weather forecast. Whilst waiting at the finish for a friend to finish news filtered through that two runners and a marshal had had to be taken off the summit and airlifted to hospital, setting up an anxious wait for him to appear. Maximum daytime temperature: -5 degrees Celsius; 2°C / 36°F. Stùc a' Chroin Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Stùc a' Chroin is: A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri nightFreeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Wed afternoon, min -2°C on Thu night)Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the S by Fri night). A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue morningFreeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Tue night, min -5°C on Sun night)Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Sun night, light winds from the SSW by Mon night). The average minimum temperature for the week ahead will be around -4°C, dipping to its lowest on Saturday morning at -6°C. Light sleet. There remains the potential for significant snowfall along the boundary between colder air to the north, and the milder air in the south, with the greatest risk across central and northern areas. 5 mph 8 km/h. Thu 14th. Did the scramble up the prow on Stuc a' Chroin … Confidence for this period is low, though there is a signal for weaker than average westerly winds and for Atlantic low-pressure systems to track further south than normal. Peter Cobley. The weather all this week has been amazing with a High Pressure zone sitting right over the whole of the west and central belt, giving us clear blue skies and days just calling you to get out into the hills. UV: Low; Sunday 24 January. UV: Low; 0°C / 32°F. Stuc a’Chroin coming out of the clouds. This will bring below-average temperatures to the north of the UK, with a greater than normal risk of wintry precipitation. Conditions staying cold so enjoy safely . Sunrise: 08:28; Sunset: 16:31. Wednesday 20 January. Maximum temperature 6 °C. Pollution: Low; With its position on the southern edge of the Highlands, it offers unrivalled views over Scotland's central belt - a … Route map for 'Ben Vorlich, Stuc A' Chroin And Others' - a 28.86km walking route near Comrie, UK. I only found this out on my return so just as well I did not get into difficulties. These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. . I only decided to run Stuc a’Chroin as I am a sunshine runner and it was a VERY SUNNY day, and as a survival test for the Lamm mountain marathon in 3 weeks (partly hoping I wouldn’t). Temperature. This table gives the weather forecast for Stùc a' Chroin at the specific elevation of 975 m. Pollution: Low; Light snow. Snow beginning to firm up - in a few places! These two Munros on the southern fringe of the Highlands appear as an identical pair in many distant views. The tall northern crags of Stuc a Chroin appeared, shrouded in cloud. Maximum daytime temperature: -4 degrees Celsius; Mainly near gales. 2°C / 36°F. Northern and central areas are more likely to be affected by wintry hazards during this period. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Tue night, min -5°C on Sun night). Simple route – path up past the farm and through the forest, path uphill from the sign at NN 590 150. With its position on the southern edge of the Highlands, it offers unrivalled views over Scotland's central belt - a … Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Mon afternoon, min -5°C on Thu morning). Showers dwindling overnight, with most dry, clear and frosty come dawn Tuesday, as winds ease. Current Stuc a'Chroin weather. The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. 2 mph 3 km/h. I remember that day clearly, as only a few days later I drove down to Stranraer to get the ferry over the Irish Sea to get married! Light snow changing to overcast by lunchtime. After a cold start, a bright start to Tuesday. Sunrise: 08:36; Sunset: 16:21. These two high peaks, along with their neighbours indicate the … Minimum nighttime temperature: -7 degrees Celsius. Strengthening northerly winds Thursday, bringing showers or longer periods of sleet and snow. Heavy snow showers changing to cloudy by early evening. Stuc a'Chroin from 735m top The route we have just taken showing Beinn Each, the descent into Bealach nan Caber and the climb to the 706m top viewed from Bealach Glas Beginning the final ascent to Stuc a'Chroin with the ridge line from Beinn Each, via the 706m top to the 735m top in the background Minimum nighttime temperature: -8 degrees Celsius. No pollen data. External Links. Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Sun night, light winds from the SSW by Mon night). Most staying dry with best of the winter sunshine in Tayside and Angus, but the odd light shower may crop up in the west. As we had been honourably overwhelmed by wind and weather we never considered that our tactics were at fault. Peter Cobley. Ben Vorlich & Stuc a Chroin Although I've been up Ben Vorlich many times over the years, I haven't gone on to the enjoyable scramble up Stuc a Chroin since July 1996! A little after 10h we began the gentle walk in, passing through the valley and the micro hydro scheme. Minimum nighttime temperature: -3 degrees Celsius. UV: Low; A hike up Beinn Each with Iain then a walk along the ridge to Stuc a' Chroin taking in all tops and relaxing in the sun on the summit, enjoying the company of some lovely dogs and people. We then went past the prow and dropped down into Glen Ample north of Coire Chroisg over rough steep ground to the track in Glen Ample before returning to the start at Loch … I only found this out on my return so just as well I did not get into difficulties. Cloudy. There are 10065 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Stuc a' Chroin. No pollen data. Stuc a’ Chroin 5000 Hill Race A wee bit of patter on my first Scottish hill race of the season, with the second (Slioch) now looming on the horizon. Northwesterly winds from this system are expected to bring frequent showers, particularly to north and west-facing coasts, and this will likely fall as snow over high level areas, and also down to lower levels at times. Bruce was very suspicious of this wee suspension bridge and teetered over, bandy-legged. Light snow changing to overcast by lunchtime. Parked up at Ardchullarie Mor on Loch Lubnaig at 0715, walking by 0730. Minimum nighttime temperature: -9 degrees Celsius. Did the scramble up the prow on Stuc a' Chroin … In winter of short daylight hours, it is sensible to tackle just the one hill, in this case the slightly lower 975m/3199ft Stuc a’Chroin. Stuc a'Chroin is accessible all year round however, as you can get four seasons in one day in Scotland, care should be taken at all times. Minimum nighttime temperature: -6 degrees Celsius. This walk from the shores of Loch Earn takes in the two munro of Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin. The weather was fairly good and the sun was coming out. Visit Scotland Discover Scotland Undiscovered Scotland Walk the Highlands The Scottish Mountaineering Club The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. Stùc a' Chroin. We’ve spent the weekend in the Highlands, where Tom has been running a race – the Stuc a’Chroin 5000. The route is very exposed in places and in bad weather temperatures can be very low, even in summer. Support your business with world-leading science and technology. Although, at this point, Stuc a'Chroin remained behind a covering of the last remnants of the mist. Parked up at Ardchullarie Mor on Loch Lubnaig at 0715, walking by 0730. If extended to Stuc-a-Chroin the walk becomes more demanding and also calls for scrambling skills . The summit of Stuc a' Chroin sits at the NW end of a 4km ridge which terminates at Meall Odhar (646m) from where a path leads down to Arivurichardich steading. 06:00. Rather cold and unsettled conditions look likely for most of the UK, as a low pressure system remains to the northeast. First up was Stuc a' Chroin, a month later I went up its neighbour :) - Not the usual ascent (or timings ;) lol Summer holidays – fantastic!! Stùc a' Chroin is most often climbed in conjunction with Ben Vorlich from Ardvorlich on Loch Earnside to the north. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. I was undeterred and started to plan another long trip, this time in summer. An stuc Weather Report. mountain info; maps; weather; photos; Stuc a'Chroin West Top current weather (Sun Jan 10th 07:00) So this was my first Munro since high school which was over a decade ago. The clue is in the title but the course takes in approximately 5000 feet of ascent over 20 km. Stuc a' chroin. The non-scrambling alternative still needs competence. In winter conditions the scrambling line up the northeast buttress of Stuc a' Chroin merits grade I - harder rock steps can be found too, if you like. Ben Vorlich is a relatively straightforward path. Really very pleasant going on the ridge (approach from Lubnaig). With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. Maximum daytime temperature: -2 degrees Celsius; Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, severe gales from the N by Wed night). I had a wet weather alternative planned, but it wasn't needed as when I arrived at the lay by at the side of Loch Earn at 9am the clouds were well above Munro level. Light snow changing to fog by nighttime. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. Closer up, they are more different. Hourly forecast. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -4°C on Thu afternoon, min -7°C on Fri morning). The 3D image below, taken from the race website and originally courtesy of Geomantics gives a good overview of the route: The summit of Stuc a'Chroin is a half kilometre further south along the ridge; there are two cairns, with the higher summit being the smaller northern one. 1°C / 34°F. UV: Low; Visit Scotland Discover Scotland Undiscovered Scotland Walk the Highlands The Scottish Mountaineering Club Heavy sleet. I only decided to run Stuc a’Chroin as I am a sunshine runner and it was a VERY SUNNY day, and as a survival test for the Lamm mountain marathon in 3 weeks (partly hoping I wouldn’t). The walk in among the hydro works – Stuc a’Chroin in and out of the clouds up ahead. No pollen data. Maximum daytime temperature: -1 degrees Celsius; Dry start to Wednesday, then sleet, snow later. The Stuc a' Chroin hill race has a reputation for being brutal and for this 25th Anniversary the weather this year was every bit as brutal as the terrain. Sunrise: 08:34; Sunset: 16:23. Atlantic low-pressure systems are expected to cross the south/central parts of the country at times, bringing rainfall and periods of slightly milder temperatures, and there will be a risk of snowfall on the boundary between the mild and cold air masses. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Maximum daytime temperature: -5 degrees Celsius; A little after 10h we began the gentle walk in, passing through the valley and the micro hydro scheme. Sarah Crawford. It was obvious that our winter expedition had ended in retreat. With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. 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