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Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Ben Challum - Hello Spring!


Postby Stretch » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:14 pm

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 27/03/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 910m

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I haven't had too many views from the 13 munros I've done so far this year so I felt like the Scottish weather gods owed me one . . . today they delivered. I decided to enjoy a bit more sleep this morning due to the clocks changing and the fact that I figured if I waited a bit to do this walk the clouds might disperse. Good call! I got started a little after 10 and made my way through Kirkton farm and onto the swampy slopes. This is one boggy slog and I was shocked that it only took me 2.5 hours to reach the summit, felt like 5 to be honest. Once at the top the sun started to shine through the clouds and by the time I headed back over the south top it had turned into a glorious day. The descent, although still boggy, was made better by the constant views of the Crianlarich hills and the Ben Lui group. Some of my photos turned out pretty good from this walk, so since there are loads of reports for this route I'll keep it short. So glad spring has arrived!!


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Looking back to Kirkton Farm.jpg


Ben Challum.jpg


Heading to the south top.jpg


Been a busy day so far.jpg


Ben Challum summit from the south top.jpg


Ben Challum summit.jpg


Ben Challum summit looking back to Crianlarich.jpg


Ben Challum - south top.jpg


The Crianlarich hills.jpg


Best way to descend a hill.jpg


Ben More, Stob Binnein, Cruach Ardrain.jpg


Ben Lui group from descent.jpg


Ben More, Stob Binnein, Cruach Ardrain.jpg


Ben More, Stob Binnein, Cruach Ardrain from Kirkton Farm.jpg
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby ChrisW » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:20 pm

You're right stretch, the weather gods delivered big time - some beautiful pics there :D
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby JB likes a beer » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:08 am

Hi stretch, what a day you got i enjoyed this walk when i done it had similar views but more snow well done mate ,meet up with you soon for glen shiel :D
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby mband » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:07 am

Looks good Strech, I'm glad you had a good day and some lovely views :D
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby blueyed » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:41 pm

oh that's a good one for winter/spring days :)) not too long and not too snowy (anymore) :) good one stretch :)) i like the pics
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:27 pm

What a difference a day makes big fella,cracking set of pics you have there.
Did the mountain god"s shine on you or was it because you did not walk with the clag walker
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby dooterbang » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:04 pm

nice photos Mr America :)

Glad you got some views....makes a change from the bottom of a pint glass :shock: :lol:
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby Stretch » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Cheers all!

Dooterbang, Gammy thought we really saw Nicholas Cage in Aviemore :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby monty » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Dooterbang says;

nice photos Mr America :)


Mr America???? I knew I had seen you before :lol: :lol: :lol: What happened to the tights :lol: :lol:

Nice pictures Stretch. Some excellent views over the multitude of peaks in the area. Superb :D
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby rockhopper » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:42 pm

Stretch wrote: was made better by the constant views of the Crianlarich hills and the Ben Lui group.
you do get some great views from this hill 8)

Nice photos Stretch and at least the bad weather kept away :D
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Re: Ben Challum - Hello Spring!

Postby Alan S » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:59 pm

Fine pics there mate 8) You have had a busy weekend hope you havent tired yourself out for saturday :)

Cheers
Alan

PS
The Clag walker was raging when you sent him that text telling him how good your weather was :lol:
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