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Ben Challum Revisited

Ben Challum Revisited


Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 18/12/2011

Time taken: 6.5 hours

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This is the 5th time I have tried doing this report, keep getting booted out AAArrrggghhh :evil:

My Brother in law Kevin started off at 8:40, only the two of us today, Pigeon was working and Iain was not up for a second day on the hills, I’m pretty sure Jake would have been though.

As we headed of up to the farm and Graveyard, conditions under foot were really good, such a contrast on this time last year :D

As we made our way up the track, the sun was just starting to peak over the hill tops, as it’s was stunning as it’s light started to kiss the distant hills.

It was a mainly soft snow, occasionally deep, the odd ice patch, but we never needed the spikes at all.

We meet about 8 or 9 other walkers on the hill today, two of them making great speed with the use of snow shoes, I think they may be on the shopping list soon, they really seemed to make a difference.

I will add the photos a little at a time the site seems to keep crashing on me :(
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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:43 pm

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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:45 pm

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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:51 pm

Good pics, like the one of the graveyard it almost looks like its a model !
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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:54 pm

Oh this is painfull, taking ages to upload photos and so many "site can not be found" messages, it has taken 8 tries to get this single photo on :(

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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:56 pm

giving up for now, i will try an upload the other photos later
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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby pigeon » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:56 pm

Ho Huck ,this report is taking longer than the walk :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby SMRussell » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:57 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Good pics, like the one of the graveyard it almost looks like its a model !


I was thinking the same thing

Some nice photos there Huck - glad you managed to get out two days in a row and well done on ticking this one off - mind you your legs must be dun-in after all that snow you'll have trudged through!
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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Collaciotach » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:59 pm

Belting pics a bhalaich :)
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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:06 pm

more pics to follow if this plays ball and your right, it has taken me two hours to get this far with the report :(
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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:06 pm

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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:23 pm

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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:24 pm

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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:29 pm

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Re: Ben Challum Revisited

Postby Huck Finn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:32 pm

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