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by Stuart Blakeley » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:39 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane
Date walked: 04/03/2012
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 11 km
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The first completed round is scheduled to be on Skye in June (which after careful planning coincides with a fellow walkers daughters wedding on Skye so should be an eventful weekend).
I perhaps was being a tad ambitious thinking I may take in Ben Vane, Beinnn Ime and Beinn Narnain on the one go after just getting back into (no pun intended)
Only managed Ben Vane in the end. I parked at the car park at Inveruglas and followed the path up past the Power Station towards Coiregrogain. Taking the obvious path I started the pull up towards Ben Vane. It was very boggy but the sun was beating down and it turned into t-shirt weather.
About 3/4's of the way up, the weather started to turn and that t-shirt weather turned into full winter gear as the blizzards came in.
The ice axe was out which came in very handy towards the final pull to the summit. I lost the path in the snow and ended up scrambling up over some large slabs. Very windy on top so only stayed for a brief moment before heading west off the top to catch Beinn Ime.
After descending down the very slippery and steep west side of Ben Vane I could see the big drop and the pull up to Beinn Ime and decided to call it a day and leave these two for another day (perhaps with the Cobbler!)
Followed the river down towards the forest and then picked up the path back out the way I came in.
Back down on the path, the sun was back out and it was a glorious walk back to the car.
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