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Stalking time for the Moonboys

Stalking time for the Moonboys


Postby weaselmaster » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:40 pm

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Ledi, Benvane

Date walked: 13/10/2021

Distance: 20.4 km

Ascent: 1153m

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It occurred to me last week that I'd like to get to 100 Corbetts and 100 Grahams by the end of the year. So I supposed I should get a crack on with the Corbetts as I have to do them more or less when I'm on my own. Ben Ledi and Benvane are close - relatively speaking- to the house and would make for a reasonable day out, I thought. Choose a Wednesday. Forecast suggested dry if cloudy. That'll do. Decided to use the route up from the Pass of Leny this time - last twice we went in from Brig o'Turk. 9.30 at the car park. There's a motorway up the hill, which was pleasing - the weather was clag and drizzle, which was not. I had planned to do two Simms to the south of Ledi, but I decided that I couldn't really be bothered in the prevailing conditions. So up to the first summit, a few folk coming down as I arrived.


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Image40E63CB5-6AF6-4619-9192-A038AD92097D_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr

Red Man on Ledi
ImageC54CEB49-F512-4933-9711-5A37591322E3_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr

Off across the undulations to Benvane. It occurred to me that Benvane is really "Beinn Bhan". I kept going astray from the path - or perhaps I should more correctly say that I kept following paths that weren't the ones I wanted. I mean - I only had to follow the path beside the old fence line, but I kept getting side tracked onto other paths altogether, Not Paying Attention!

Image6B7B4F60-EFF4-44C4-BE98-F4D359E35372_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr

There were parts of the traverse that were extremely boggy/squishy. I was glad I'd put my goretex liners in my boots. After a time the clag lifted and that made the going a bit better. Roaring stags somewhere on Benvane. Incessant. Got to the summit in time for lunch at just gone 12. Repeated the mislaying path experience on the way back. Briefly considered going out to the Simms, but quickly knocked that idea on the head - I just didn't feel like it today. I wanted to go down the Stank Glen, new to me. And so I did. Quite pleasant. Took a bit longer to get back to the car than I expected. Overall a good walk, got my steps for the day and another 2 Corbetts - a dozen to get before the end of the year now. Manageable. Will have to tempt Allison into getting Grahams done in the coming weeks :wink:

Ledi now the clag has lifted
Image62969DF9-4604-411F-A188-149390535B52_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr

Benvane
Image66F6CAD4-F874-4C00-B6AB-0F752E126730_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr

Aliens arriving any minute
ImageAB3175CF-FA8C-4B38-9BFC-A50F99D5D9BE_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr

Image34F3A97B-B3F4-4A30-80F5-A9D57C709BD2_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr

ImageBD7D48F6-721D-4232-B66B-D5271413E3BA_1_201_a by Al, on Flickr
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Re: Stalking time for the Moonboys

Postby nigheandonn » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:32 pm

Mheadhain, maybe, although I'm not sure what it would be in the middle *of*...

ETA: The Arrochar Ben Vane is Beinn Mheadhain, according to SMO's mutant dictionary, but it's more obvious that it's in the middle of that cluster of hills. Pronounced 'vay-en', for anyone who's puzzled!
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Re: Stalking time for the Moonboys

Postby weaselmaster » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:37 am

nigheandonn wrote:Mheadhain, maybe, although I'm not sure what it would be in the middle *of*...

ETA: The Arrochar Ben Vane is Beinn Mheadhain, according to SMO's mutant dictionary, but it's more obvious that it's in the middle of that cluster of hills. Pronounced 'vay-en', for anyone who's puzzled!


I hadn’t thought of that. My 1:25000 map had Beinn Bhan written underneath Benvane for whatever that’s worth.
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