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Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009

Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009


Postby macq23 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:52 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 18/04/2009

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14.1 km

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Ben Vorlich/Stuc a Chroin

This walk was done on a absolutely sunny April day back in 2009.

Ben Vorlich was a good hard going walk, but it was Stuc a Chroin that stole my heart! I was taken by the sheer beauty of Stuc a Chroin as we continued on from Ben Vorlich. I had the best time ever scrambling up the rocks (I tend to stick to paths or grassy grounds). Then the views at the top were amazing!!! This was the hike where I spent the rest of the day with a mighty big grin on my face. The day was ended with a visit to a pub on Loch Earn for a well earned meal and pint!!

Just looking at the photos still bring out that big grin on my face! :D
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My friend doing his first ever hike. Loch Earn in the background
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Getting closer to Ben Vorlich
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Upwards & onwards to Ben Vorlich
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Me. Ben Vorlich. Knackered!
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Making our way to Stuc a Chroin. Stunning. One of my favourite photo!
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Scrambling break
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What we scrambled up. Great fun!!!
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Making tracks to Stuc a Chroin
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At Stuc a Chroin, Ben Vorlich in the background
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The view as we nearly get back to the car
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Re: Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009

Postby skuk007 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:03 pm

Good report and pics mac. Hoping to do these two this summer. Did you come back down the same scrambly bit up Stuc a Chroin. Was it quite straight-forward in both directions?
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Re: Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009

Postby macq23 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:34 pm

Cheers! No we didn't go back down the same way. We veered left to avoid the scramble down. I would say it was straight forward but we had a nice dry day. There is a path to follow up through the rocks, but it did disappear at time!! (lol)
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Re: Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:40 pm

Some great pics there, the one titled 'scrambling break' really captures the feel of it. Great report, no wonder you were grinning for the rest of the day :D
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Re: Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009

Postby macq23 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:56 pm

Cheers Chris! My mate in the scrambling break picture was not keen to scramble up, being on his first hike, but he did it and like me was a very happy man for the rest of the day! :-)
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Re: Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009

Postby GillC » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:19 pm

Lovely pictures and a great report. Planning to do this pair at the Easter weekend this year and take me into dble figures on my Munro map. Heres hoping we get the same fabulous weather you got. Gill
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Re: Ben Vorich/Stuc a Chroin 2009

Postby macq23 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:08 pm

Cheers Gill, hope you do get some nice weather for it :-)
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