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BEN VORLICH & STUC A'CHROIN -wow

BEN VORLICH & STUC A'CHROIN -wow


Postby blueyed » Sun May 08, 2011 5:48 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 24/04/2011

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

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we climbed the two munros on easter sunday which was my birthday this year. that made is a great birthday present from weather gods - it was dry the whole day although it looked like torrential rain was just about to start.
i already walked ben vorlich, but last time i wasnt really bothered to include stuc a'chroin - especially with my too small walking boots and blisters already building up.

we reached ben vorlich within 2.5hrs, had lunch, then walked down 20mins to the foot of the hill and approached and climbed stuc a'chroin within 1.5hrs . there was a little bit of scrambling, but nothing that would make us uncomfortable, to be honest that was something that brought a little bit of joy (as we havent done much scrambling in scotland before)

actually i was just about to name stuc a'chroin my fav mountain in scotland but then (last week) we walked ben more (mull, the ridge walk) and that is no 1 for me so far :)

some ore pics: http://around-scotland.blogspot.com/2011/04/ben-vorlich-stuc-achroin.html
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ben vorlich
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towards tarmachan ridge and lawers range
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ben vorlich, nearly there
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my birthday on easter sunday - got painted egg and a candle to make a wish :)
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stuc a'chroin
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the path to stuc a'chroin
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looking back to ben vorlich
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stuc a'chroin - scramble on the menu
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path up (more less there)
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looking down, half way up
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shy ben vorlich from stuc a'chroin
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towards the summit of stuc a'chroin
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nice...
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stuc a'chroin - the summit
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s a'c - the summit
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path down from stuc a'chroin, loose scree, steep
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thru the boggy... grassy...
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Re: BEN VORLICH & STUC A'CHROIN -wow

Postby Tenbob » Sun May 08, 2011 7:23 pm

Nice one blueyed. Ben Vorlich was my 2nd Munro and I admit that at that point Stuc a'Chroin looked scary to me. However, now I am more than ready for that scramble. Like your birthday egg :lol:
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Re: BEN VORLICH & STUC A'CHROIN -wow

Postby pollyh33 » Sun May 08, 2011 8:19 pm

Happy (belated) Birthday Wishes!!!

I'm heading up to Loch Earn next week and was planning on climbing these two. So thankyou so much for your timely report- it was invaluable and the photos are smashing! :D
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