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The Wedding or Ben Vane?

The Wedding or Ben Vane?


Postby discovery3 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:41 pm

Route description: Ben Vane, from Inveruglas

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane

Date walked: 29/04/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 916m

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Yes you guessed it Ben Vane of course, leaving her indoors with her pal eating bunting and sorry cumber sandwiches and hanging the bunting!! While the boys head west....

Early start from Dunfermline at 6:30am and arrived at Inveruglas for 8:30. This would be my sixth ascent of Ben Vane but today my mate Brian was being introduced to this his first Munro.
A cracking forecast, clear skies and plenty of sunshine, I use the MWIS .org very reliable forecasting.
Well the long trudge into the mountain past the electrical lines and we we are on our way. 20 years may have past for me but the place has not changed. The path, sure still eroded, but no change in 20years!!!

classic photo of the Loch Sloy Dam
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So its onwards and upwards but always time to fit in a picture of Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond
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Now keep an eye on that rucksack, now you see it!
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and now you dont! He popped it down for a photo shoot and over the edge it went
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Just time to stop have a cuppa and a cucumber sandwich, kindly packed into my rucky without my knowledge just so we dont forget the wedding! And while we are at it another photo opperchancity!! cracking weather folks look what you missed sitting there in front of the box watchin Wills and Kate!!!
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splendid views and splendid weather, not far to go now.

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Brian on the right reunited with his rucksack, it only fell 200m. A rookie accident!!

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nice view of Bealach a' Mhaim. cucumber consumed and its off again

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Well done Brian, your first Munro and I see keeping that rucky firmly on your back that's a good chap tallyho more tea an bunting forecast on the summit!!
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!the Dogs, Rannoch, Maggie and Ghillie consuming the rest of the cucumber and salmon pieces, no bunting please!!
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Re: The Wedding or Ben Vane?

Postby 2dalmatians » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:41 pm

Nice report. Loved the pic of Loch Sloy dam - very sharp. How was the boggy section when you leave the track? It was murder last autumn when I climbed this one.
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Re: The Wedding or Ben Vane?

Postby skuk007 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:54 pm

Looking at the pictures with the great views I'd say you definately made the right choice. :lol:
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Re: The Wedding or Ben Vane?

Postby discovery3 » Sun May 01, 2011 11:51 am

The boggy section was very dry the whole mountain was dry anda lot of dust my eyes were very gritty
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