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Ben Vorlich my first winter walk

Ben Vorlich my first winter walk


Postby gazzmatron » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:52 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn)

Date walked: 17/01/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 14 km

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This would be my first winter walk, and I was very excited. The conditions were good, lots of cloud, but still nice visibility.
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We didn't use crampons, and this was my first experience walking on compacted snow, so I used an ice axe for confidence.
I must admit that I was rather nervous.
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seFjObyyGKw[/youtube]
When we reached the summit the view was obscured by cloud, and heavy snow. The trig point was all covered in ice, which looked really COOL!
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Last edited by gazzmatron on Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:52 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Ben Vorlich my first winter walk

Postby skuk007 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:20 pm

Nice one gazz, looks like you had just a small blizzard at the top. :)
Wetted your appetite for more winter walking?
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Re: Ben Vorlich my first winter walk

Postby rockhopper » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:18 pm

good stuff - this was my first winter munro - we were lucky and had better weather (albeit 24 years ago :D but still using the same ice axe and crampons). That's you started you'll want to keep going now as it's so different to summer walking 8)
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Re: Ben Vorlich my first winter walk

Postby gazzmatron » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:59 pm

skuk007 wrote:Nice one gazz, looks like you had just a small blizzard at the top. :)
Wetted your appetite for more winter walking?

Definetly, I would like to do more. Its an amazing feeling, like nothing else.
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