by Woodsy Boy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:27 pm
Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum
Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum
Date walked: 12/07/2011
Time taken: 4.75 hours
Distance: 11.5 km
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Ben Challum was his test for today.
As you follow the road left behind the farm buildings you pass this notice board on your left hand side.
The first cemetry of 2 on your right as you head towards the gate.There is another small one on your left slightly further along.
Follow the path uphill then go through the railway crossing gate.
From here we started our ascent going North East towards the fence line which takes you basically all the way to the South Top. This makes for an excellent navigation handrail. .
After leaving the car at 9-35 we had arrived at the summit in 2.5 hours (12.05) which i think was quite good considering Andrews fitness and plus the fact he had drank a bottle of red wine the night before . No wonder he had been sweating so much . Still a great effort to reach the top.
After the rest and photo shots it was now 12.30 and time to set off again back down.
Arriving back at the car at 2-15 pm (4 3/4 hrs inc 25min summit break) it had been a good day with a top effort from Andrew . With no rain and midges it had been a good first munro experience for him. He also said he was glad the tops were cloud covered as if he had seen how high he had still to climb he might not have made it . Lets hope he has now got a taste for the hills.
Thanks to Dooterbang for the loan of some kit .
by pollyh33 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:27 pm
Well done to Andrew, hope he's really pleased with himself
PS having problems viewing photos, might be my laptop.
by Woodsy Boy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:32 pm
by lomondwalkers » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:51 pm
by pollyh33 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:20 pm
Woodsy Boy wrote:Managed to get the photos on
Photos def worth waiting for!!
Now if could just repeat that process for all the munros !!!! Be much appreciated!!
by Woodsy Boy » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:02 pm
by dooterbang » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:47 pm
Nice to see Andrew escape from the local drinking hole and experience TGO.
Well done to Andrew and hopefully he has got a taste for it now.
by Jockstar » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:25 pm
by jmoran12 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:37 pm