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Ben Vane punches above it's stature
by Caledonia84 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:55 pm
Route description: Ben Vane, from Inveruglas
Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane
Date walked: 25/07/2011
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 930mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I knew the long entry walk from Inveruglass as its the same one for Ben Vorlich, the weather was perfect great sunshine and a little breeze to keep the midgies at bay. Once you cross the bridge the path on to Ben Vane is easy to find but quite boggy, Id imagine in wet weather the whole of this area would be a swamp.
As you climb underfoot conditions become much more solid and defined, from here on in you can't miss the path its very clear and eroded in places only problems being loose stones. It is unrelentingly steep as are most of the Arrochar Alps but that just means you gain height rapidly and the views open up even quicker .
The views of Ben Vorlich, Ben Narnain,Ben Ime, and Ben Lomond are excellant, lots of photo opertunities. The weather was holding out as it was forecast to rain but lucky for us it stayed dry. There wasn't any shortage of false summits mind you! Although this is the smallest Munro it doesn't feel like it.
All in all enjoyed the walk and so did my friend Ally, he's even keen to do more
by skuk007 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:02 pm
Cafe at Inveruglas visitor centre do a great 99.
by Caledonia84 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:25 pm
by kevsbald » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:39 pm
I had two pints of beer after and vomited. A steep wee f**ker.
by Caledonia84 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:27 pm
by Jabber » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:44 am