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Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich


by Paula Hubens » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:40 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane, Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)

Date walked: 10/06/2011

Time taken: 9 hours

Distance: 18 km

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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby alfredo143 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:27 am

Yes Respect. Great photos and Info. Big hand to you! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby Paula Hubens » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:08 pm

david.aa.howie wrote:After reading this report I did the same route yesterday and I can confirm that it is very hard work! Descending 700m from Ben Vane before starting up Ben Vorlich really takes it out of your legs. The views down to Loch Sloy, over to Loch Lomond and back towards Ben Ime, Ben Narnain and The Cobbler were well worth it though. I slept though my alarm and started later than I intended and having to get back to Glasgow at a certain time meant I did the route in 5.5hrs but I can't say I would do it again! Thanks for the report - knowing what to expect definitely made the walk easier.


OMG David, you did that in 5.5 hours?!!! :shock: I thought my 9 hours was painful enough.
But you're right, the views make it all worthwile. Well done!
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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby Paula Hubens » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Thanks Kev and Alfredo! But surely David deserves the respect, he did both hills in 5.5 hours!!
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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby csjoiner » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:14 am

Wow Paula thats some walk. Vorlich and Vane in the same day, I walked Vorlich from the power station a while ago and found the going tough. I walked ben vane from arrochar yesterday and to be honest this hill is the hardest walk ive done unrelenting steep slopes and bad under foot false summits scrambles couldnt imagine what it would be like in winter. Well done i take my hat off to you.
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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby csjoiner » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:11 pm

Paula Hubens wrote:
david.aa.howie wrote:After reading this report I did the same route yesterday and I can confirm that it is very hard work! Descending 700m from Ben Vane before starting up Ben Vorlich really takes it out of your legs. The views down to Loch Sloy, over to Loch Lomond and back towards Ben Ime, Ben Narnain and The Cobbler were well worth it though. I slept though my alarm and started later than I intended and having to get back to Glasgow at a certain time meant I did the route in 5.5hrs but I can't say I would do it again! Thanks for the report - knowing what to expect definitely made the walk easier.
Dream on!!!!

OMG David, you did that in 5.5 hours?!!! :shock: I thought my 9 hours was painful enough.
But you're right, the views make it all worthwile. Well done!
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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby jamesjones » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:42 pm

WAS THINKING ABOUT DOING BEN VORLICH AND BEN VANE ON SAME DAY BUT THINKING ABOUT MOUNTAIN BIKING ON THE CONCRETE TRACK BETWEEN. DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THIS IS POSSIBLE OR NOT.
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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:07 pm

jamesjones wrote:WAS THINKING ABOUT DOING BEN VORLICH AND BEN VANE ON SAME DAY BUT THINKING ABOUT MOUNTAIN BIKING ON THE CONCRETE TRACK BETWEEN. DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THIS IS POSSIBLE OR NOT.


Thats how i did these two, it's hard work going up but you freewheel all the way back down in about 10mins so well worth the effort going up.I also used a touring bike as it's a tarmac road.
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Re: Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich

Postby jamesjones » Sun May 13, 2012 12:33 pm

Considering doing both these next month with my 13 year old. He thinks as I do and were wondering whether its possible to cycle on the tarmac making the day shorter but for him more exciting. Has anybody does this before and are there any issues. Thanks
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