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Ben Wyvis

Ben Wyvis


Postby Bod » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:05 am

Route description: Ben Wyvis, near Garve

Munros included on this walk: Ben Wyvis

Date walked: 09/04/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 13 km

Ascent: 900m

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Whilst enjoying a rare April camp at Bunchrew Caravan/Campsite with the previous day spent down in Glen Affric, it was time to head north and climb Ben Wyvis. Far less remote and likely to involve seeing others on the hill, this mountain seemed a fine and fitting contrast. A beautiful morning presented itself and it would have wrong to have had a lazy day at the tent, as tempting as that can be.
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An Caber (the antler) in sight and what a fine climb it was with really quite dramatic falls off to the south.
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Heading up!
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A fun and twisting path with exciting views, and it certainly gets the blood pumping.
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Looking back to the Cairn on An Cabar as we head towards the summit 2km away to the northeast.
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The final stretch across Glas Leathad Mor (Ben Wyvis summit).
A fine walking plateau over general soft mossy ground, allowing a fine change of pace after a the steep climb. Coire na Feola appears as the trig points nears.
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The Coire looking southeast.
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Ben Wyvis
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Steps retraced and back down towards the carpark.
An fine relaxing evening followed in Inverness and back at the campsite before a lazy beautiful Sunday.
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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby Redrock » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:01 pm

It looks like you had a perfect day for the hills, Bod! Definitely not one to laze at the camp site! :lol: Great pictures - Ben Wyvis looks a much more interesting hill that I had imagined - and a fair old climb to get to the plateau. I've got it my to do list now! 8)
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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:09 am

Redrock wrote:Ben Wyvis looks a much more interesting hill than I had imagined


It is :) . I thought it would be a bit drab but, even in mist and rain, i enjoyed it. With views it must be even better :D .
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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby csimbad » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:17 am

Well done Bod, some cracking pics :)
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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby ChrisW » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:49 am

Great report Bod, some cracking pics too :D
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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby jambo » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:54 pm

Enjoyed your Report and pics Bod.

Did you contemplate going on to Tom a' Choinnich and then descending by the Allt a' Gharbh Bhaid?

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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby Bod » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:06 am

Yes we did, but with getting back to camp late the previous day, we opted for a swift retreat. Not my usual choice to double back on an appraoch route if avoidable, but enjoyed this one! I think it was the nice mossy plateau and the solid flat slab steps on An Cabar.
jambo wrote:Enjoyed your Report and pics Bod.

Did you contemplate going on to Tom a' Choinnich and then descending by the Allt a' Gharbh Bhaid?

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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby Jockstar » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:38 pm

Glad to see you made the most of your early foray onto the hills. And a damn fine hill as well. :D Like us you were blessed with the weather..wasn't it great. :D
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