by quoman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:07 pm
Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum
Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum
Date walked: 11/04/2012
Time taken: 6.54 hours
Distance: 12.54 km
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To let you all understand Fiona's not been out on the hill's with me for 16 month's where she had a we fright on Bein Chabhair she had a we slip and hurt her Back..... So i decided to do just the one hill to see what her fittness was like Said to jim if it take's us 9hrs it's no problem we will just take our time, plus Jim's not been out since we done the four at Glenshee in december.
So of we set late 9am had a good laugh and bantter on the way up till we seen the snow on the tops of the lawers range then Ben More was covered in the white stuff the car went very quiet .
I had checked the webcams at the white Corries ski centre the night before so i knew there would be snow quite alot of it on Ben Challum but didn't tell them just incase they pulled out of the walk anyway left the lay-by at 10.30 crossed the river up passed the farm over the rail line then follow the fence all the way to the south top. The bog wasn't that bad criss crossing the fence when it got to bad .Not much more to say so here's the picture's of our superb day. it was a easy walk along the ridge to the summit it helped with the great views we had all day Just after this photo the weather changed the snow started so we set of back to the car in the snow then sleet then rain as we got further down.
All in all it was a superb day. it wasn't about how quickly we could do the hill it was about getting fiona and jim back on the hills and enjoying them selfs hear's to more hills
by ChrisW » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:15 pm
by quoman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:25 pm
ChrisW wrote:wow what a cracking day Quoman, stunning views all the way from bottom to top and perfect weather to enjoy them, not sure about stopping for lunch before the summit though....lunch should always be followed by downhill ease
had to have the lunch stop the team were starving . and it was a stunning day up the way... not down the way my fleece is still drying ooot
by soapy27 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:04 pm
by gammy leg walker » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:09 pm
by quoman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:26 pm
soapy27 wrote:Great pics and report .I did this in February in similar weather its an amazing hill
It is a good hill in the right weather and that is what we got a cracking day
gammy leg walker wrote:Some cracking pics quoman,got my one & only inverssion a few years back on this one,thanks for bringing back the memories.....................................PS times dinae matter,just enjoy.
Aye the day was just about getting Fiona and Jim back on the hills which worked
by pigeon » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:05 pm
by Fudgie » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:01 pm
by ScottishLeaf » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:08 pm
by Malckyb » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:29 pm
by Alan S » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:34 pm
by quoman » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:31 am
pigeon wrote:Well done quoman ,some good pics there ,especially the one with ben lui in the background
The weather made the day i must have took 60 pics.
Fudgie wrote:Weather like that makes such a difference. Good pictures.
It sure does
ScottishLeaf wrote:Great report and looks easy enough to get to driving wise. Think the across the road bunch might be heading up there too!
The drive is straight forward 1hr 30mins max
Malckyb wrote:Good wee hill..its a bit of a bog fest though.
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk...the bog wasn't that bad
alan s wrote:Good report there quoman, Good quality pics Ben Challum is still one of my favourites
I picked this hill to get Jim and Fiona back on the hills,and it ended up a cracking hill especially as you get higher and the views opened up then the ridge walk is nice.
by Alan S » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:32 pm
alan s wrote:Good report there quoman, Good quality pics
Whoops sorry meant smiling face not laughing
by Jockstar » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:44 pm
Wondered about the wee stories you must have told to get Jim & Fiona back on the hills...'paved with gold' springs to mind
Well done anyway!
by sneaksy » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:46 pm