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A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????


Postby dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:40 pm

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum, Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon)

Date walked: 02/07/2011

Time taken: 5.2 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 1461m

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It has been a few months since i had time to knock up a TR due to other committments :wink: , but circumstances change and i now submit an unsusual little double.

Had a look at my Munro Map on WH and noticed Challum & Buidhe distorting my colour co-ordination, i had to sort this out. . . having OCD like :?

My only obstical was the 40 mile drive between the two!.

Left Glasgow 5.30am for the 64mile drive to Challum and was walking by 7am.
Heading to Kirkton Farm, I was walking into the glorious morning sun :D

You first pass over a bridge....
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Taking note of the views South to the Crainlarich Hills
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Head along the track and take a left before the farm. Do not follow the WHW but a track to the right of it.
After 50M i headed for an old bridge near the railway track and crossed it. This brought me out to a fenceline which i followed NE to 800m before heading North to the summit.

The path is very boggy in places but dosn't present any difficulties, the warm sun soon drying wet muddy trail shoes.

The views South always attracted my eye..
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Nearing the summit
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I soon reached the summit, it had taken 2hours.
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Looking back along the last part of the ridge before the summit, which was a nice walk.
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Had a quick drink whilst taking in the splendid 360 views.

Retrace steps and head back whilst taking in the view west to Ben Lui
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That view south still catching me eye...
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Got to the car at 10.30am, had taken 3.5hrs.

Next i drove 40 mile to Glen Lyon to bag Meall Buidhe.

Whilst admiring the scenery i missed my cut off signed Loch Estate and ended up at Loch Lyon instead of Lochan Daimh, duh duh duh :(

Quick drive back the way and was good to go at 12.30pm :)

Buidhe presents no difficulties. Park just before the Dam and head up the Northern landrover track 600M before pulling off right and continueing NW to the summit of Buidhe.

Again it is boggy in places but once the plateau is reached you are rewarded with spectacular views west to rannoch moor, North to the Ben and Mamores, East the Cairngorms and south to arrochar alps.

I reached the summit in 50mins.

Dam and Lochan
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NW path to plateau
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Summit Views
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Had a quick bite to eat and retraced my steps to the car.
The walk had taken 1hr 50mins.
I would recommend this walk as it has spectacular views for not much effort, and it feels very remote....
a stunning little hill :D

All that was left was the 86mile drive home, via Go Outdoors Clydebank for a cool new pair of sunglasses 8)
Before i got home my OCD kicked in and i valeted the car and put it through a wash :shock: :? 8) :lol:

The 2 walks combined took 5hrs 20mins and the driving all in was around 5hrs.
Last edited by dooterbang on Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby mband » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:59 pm

Good stuff Doot, an unusual double. Thinking of doing Ben Challum on Monday but other commitments may interveen. Saving Meall Buidhe to do with Stuchd an Lochain for an easy girly weekend (well my sort of girly weekend, no pedicures in sight!) one each day and a few wines in between :D
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:07 pm

mband wrote:Good stuff Doot, an unusual double. Thinking of doing Ben Challum on Monday but other commitments may interveen. Saving Meall Buidhe to do with Stuchd an Lochain for an easy girly weekend (well my sort of girly weekend, no pedicures in sight!) one each day and a few wines in between :D


Double drinks for MBAND, nothing changes :D
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby mountain thyme » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:07 pm

well done... see youve changed your pose a wee bit!! some great pics DB
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby Paula Hubens » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:11 pm

Great pictures! Looking forward to do these hills for my next munro fix, but perhaps not on the same day. It's nice to see that the sun has arrived in Scotland (or at least west of Tyndrum). Well done for combining these non-neighbouring munros in such a short time! Do you run up?
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:11 pm

mountain thyme wrote:well done... see youve changed your pose a wee bit!! some great pics DB


Yeah i have MT, and i had a wardrobe change for the 2nd Munro :D
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby dooterbang » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:14 pm

Paula Hubens wrote:Great pictures! Looking forward to do these hills for my next munro fix, but perhaps not on the same day. It's nice to see that the sun has arrived in Scotland (or at least west of Tyndrum). Well done for combining these non-neighbouring munros in such a short time! Do you run up?


Thanks Paula.

I took it easy on Challum with only a 5min break. Buidhe more a quick march with a 15 min break at the summit.
I was in the mood for running but it was a tad boggy.

So whens your next bagging adventure?
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby David Lyall » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:52 pm

Brilliant looking day, I’m a bit jealous I was up Challum a couple of weeks ago and saw nothing and got soaked into the bargain, nice to see your pictures of what I missed. :D
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby Gable Gable End » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:53 pm

Great looking morning! I'm hoping I get this tomorrow....
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby pollyh33 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:12 am

A Dooter Double indeed! Ive been serving him drinks all night and he hasn't tipped me once!!

PS smashing report Paul :D
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby ianaird » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:49 am

lol at this....Had a look at my Munro Map on WH and noticed Challum & Buidhe distorting my colour co-ordination, i had to sort this out. . . having OCD like
I thought it was just me, i had to head to the glenfinnan munro's yesterday to tidy up the colours :lol:

Good effort with the non neighbouring hill's :thumbup:
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby mountainstar » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:29 pm

Good to have you back on board :D I used to do soft things like that when I was a younger man and my book tick list (no bleeding PC thingys then!) looked a bit unbalanced, but now mine is lovely, and very tidy & co-ordinated :D One day my young man yours may also look like that? (As long as you don't go astray with another woman again!)
Cracking day you had for it by the way.....
.....2 separate mountains in a day! bet you were Sh**ed, but being you were not getting one that night..... :wink:
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby Malckyb » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:00 pm

Great pics...I was up there a couple of weeks ago and saw nothing from the summit as the cloud was so low...looks like we missed some cracking views.Its a really boggy and wet walk though to start with..was on my backside a couple of times coming back down!!..lol :lol:
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:37 pm

ianaird wrote:I thought it was just me, i had to head to the glenfinnan munro's yesterday to tidy up the colours :lol:



i feel normal now :D
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Re: A Dooter Double - Challum & Buidhe????

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:38 pm

Malckyb wrote:Great pics...I was up there a couple of weeks ago and saw nothing from the summit as the cloud was so low...looks like we missed some cracking views.Its a really boggy and wet walk though to start with..was on my backside a couple of times coming back down!!..lol :lol:


yeah very boggy, and this was a dry day. I had the trail running shoes on, they dry quickly.
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