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There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

There is always hope ............. Ben Challum


Postby Louise » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:22 pm

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 09/02/2012

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Perhaps the only thing in the world that man cannot alter is the weather and yet it is so important to all those who enjoy the outdoors. Do you go out despite the weather forecast being dull and wet, hoping against all odds most of the time, that the weather forecasters are wrong and the views will be okish, (at the most!) or do you listen to them, stay indoors and sit beside the fire and read a book epecting another claggy day?

Well after having my days off at work changed at the last moment and missing a cracking day the week before, I was itching to get the boots on and some fresh air. So the day was planned, two munros south of Crianlarich on a promising weather forecast brightening up from the north.

After a slight change of plan though at the last moment, with belief in the forecast of brighter weather coming south and to leave the dull damp weather in Crianlarich behind, we drove back up north to Ben Challum. Little did we anticipate the fantastic glorious day we were in for..............after we had gone through the clouds.

One of the best days for views I have on the hills, so just a small selection to share :)
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby soulminer » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:39 pm

Smacked in the gob :shock: , stunning photos 8) You didn't need to write anything, pix say all :lol:
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby rockhopper » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:44 pm

a cracker - bet you're glad you changed your plan :D
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby kevsbald » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:37 pm

MORE!!!
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby skillinabottle » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:47 pm

A very nice little selection there, looks like a great day.
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby xpfloyd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:59 pm

Summit shot is a beauty!
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby jonny616 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:12 pm

Fantastic........ 8)

I was lucky enough to stand on that cairn under blue sky's a couple of years ago, but my day wasn't as grand as yours.
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby ChrisW » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:13 pm

Now that is hill walking weather, it always seems better too when you feel like you nicked it from the weather gods :lol: lovely photos :D
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby tamw51 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:16 pm

Very very jealous, looks braw! :D :D
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby quoman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:50 pm

Looks fantastic up there the the ridge looked quite icy to walk on
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby monty » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:38 pm

Superb Summit photo Louise. Crackling day. Nice :D
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby fipriestley » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:34 am

Fantastic!! So glad you caught this weather - and shared the pics! :D
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby Louise » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:35 pm

Thanks guys, still can't quite believe the pics myself and yes so glad changed plans. An awesome day, shame we dont get more like it lol

quoman wrote:Looks fantastic up there the the ridge looked quite icy to walk on


It was soft snow everywhere, think it's the dazzle from the sunshine that gives the impression of being icy. Crampons stayed in rucsac all day :)

Few more to share :lol:
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:20 pm

No wonder you're smiling!!!!

We all are now!!! Fab :D :D :D
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Re: There is always hope ............. Ben Challum

Postby sneaksy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:16 pm

WOW!!! fantastic photos :D
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