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Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Into double figures with Ben Vorlich


Postby mband » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:35 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn)

Date walked: 25/03/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 9 km

Ascent: 855m

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Walkers: Mags & dad


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The weather over the last few days has been lovely, a real taste of spring, but with a change forecast we were hoping for 1 more day of sun for my day off (remember Dooterbang, I only work 4 days a week! :lol:). But we needn't have worried as we started off in sunshine.

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Ardvorlich House and Ben Vorlich


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Getting ready, with Ben Vorlich in the background


As we walked up the landrover track the jackets were off and the thermals didn't seem necessary after all.

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As we climbed higher the Lawers range with the Tarmacham ridge to the right came in to view. Looked like good weather over there too.

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Ben Lawers range


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Ben Lawers


On the way up we spotted a couple of Ptarmigan, although from this distance they may have been broiler hens :lol: . Don't worry Kinley I'm not going to beat you for the title of WH wildlife photographer of the year award :lol:

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Ptarmigan - yes really there is


Near the top there was a bit of steep snow with a small cornice, although others had walked up it we went to the right a bit, put on our minispikes and followed other footsteps up only to realise that it was only about 10 steps and we were up and over to the top. This opened up the views to the south and west which were great. Although, as my mum says if you are on top of a munro in clear weather your going to get a great view anywhere in Scotland. My dad pointed out all the hills he could name (blame him if I have any names wrong!) and said there were an awful lot for me still to climb! Never mind only 273 to go now :D

Must practice my smile and sort out my hair for these summit photos - although I don't know how you are meant to look photogenic after climbing the best part of 3000 feet!

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Ben Vorlich Summit


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Stuc a' Chroin


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Ben More & Stob Binnein


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Tarmacham Ridge


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Lawers Range


We left Stuc a' Chroin for another day and headed back down they way we had come up. Each time I do another hill the bug bites a bit harder so............I'll be back :D
Last edited by mband on Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Postby ChrisW » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:26 pm

Great report and some stunning pics - another one for my ever growing list :D
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Re: Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Postby Del246 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Well done
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Re: Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Postby nathan79 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:34 pm

Nice report Mags.

You've saved me the bother of asking what the snow/ice is like up there. I was up there in November but the last short stretch to the sunmmit was more icy/snowy than i was comfortable with at that stage. I might now revisit it in the week.
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Re: Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Postby mband » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:38 pm

Thanks :D

You've saved me the bother of asking what the snow/ice is like up there. I was up there in November but the last short stretch to the sunmmit was more icy/snowy than i was comfortable with at that stage. I might now revisit it in the week.[/quote]
Yeah, no problem with snow there is really very little on the route although a bit more if you are planning on doing Stuc a' Chroin as well. We put on our microspikes then realised that they weren't really necessary. Hope you have a good day for it Nathan, we were lucky and I really enjoyed the day.
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Re: Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Postby dooterbang » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:02 pm

Well done mags.

Your a jammy git only working the 4 days.
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Re: Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Postby monty » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:20 pm

Nice one Mags. Some nice views there. No stopping you now. :D
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Re: Into double figures with Ben Vorlich

Postby mband » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:14 pm

Cheers guys,

Just booked ferry to go to Mull in June as dad hasn't done Ben More, they are all new to me :D
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