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Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:27 pm
by staticmouse45
Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin

Had a spare day so I thought I’d spend a morning with these guys.

Got a nice & early start arriving alongside Ardvorlich House around eight. Easily found the start and some clear signs pointed the directions for walkers, no problems. Weather was on my side with some excellent morning sunshine, had my fingers crossed it would last.
Loch Earn

Path very well worn and easy to follow, great view of the beautiful house.
The Grand House
Fairly good climb & gets a little steeper towards the summit. Very enjoyable and got the heart beating.
View from the top was nothing short of spectacular.
Ben Vorlich summit looking back to the trig point.

Got my first look at Stuc a’Chroin and the scramble that was ahead. Not having a good head for heights it was needless to say that I was pretty nervous. Soon covered the descent and the climb up to the bottom and got stuck in.
Stuc a'Chroin
Heart was going like mad and looking down didn’t seem like a good option but soon made it feeling exhilarated.
The Climb
Views here are well worth it!!
What a view
Not fancying going down the face I took the path down the Corrie and over some quite boggy grass, got a good look at what I had been up and was very pleased with myself.
I came, I conquered
Soon arrived back at the path descended to the car about 1pm.

Great climb!

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Re: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:35 pm
by pollyh33
Well done!

I got crappy weather when I tried for this pair. Managed Ben Vorlich ok but gave up on Stuc. The rocks were far too slippy and I couldn't find an alternative route. Cracking photos too! :D

Re: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:37 pm
by Morag M
Well done staticmouse45,
Enjoyed your report and photo's,
I loved these two,
and you got great weather for the views. :D

Re: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:39 am
by L-Hiking
Thanks for the report and grreat pics. My friend and I are heading up north in Sept. The scramble on Stuc was a concern for me but you have helped. So thank you :D