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Ben Challum

Ben Challum


Postby 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

Ascent: 912m

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On this walk was Fiona and Jim.

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 :lol: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 :lol: :lol:.

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 :lol: 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.

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fiona on way up
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jim on the style
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Ben More and Stob Binnein
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our target
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jim and fiona wi the Crianlarrich hills in the background
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lunch
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some deep snow patches
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the three of us just short of the south cairn
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looking across the ridge to the summit
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the views were stunning
it was a easy walk along the ridge to the summit it helped with the great views we had all day
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just about there
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fiona and jim on the summit
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foina summit
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 :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby ChrisW » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:15 pm

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 :lol:
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby 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 :lol:



Cheers Chris

had to have the lunch stop the team were starving :lol:. and it was a stunning day up the way... not down the way my fleece is still drying ooot :lol:
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby soapy27 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:04 pm

Great pics and report .I did this in February in similar weather its an amazing hill :D
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby gammy leg walker » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:09 pm

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.
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby 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 :D


Cheers soapy27

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.


Cheers gammy.

Aye the day was just about getting Fiona and Jim back on the hills which worked :lol:
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby pigeon » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:05 pm

Well done quoman ,some good pics there ,especially the one with ben lui in the background :thumbup:
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby Fudgie » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:01 pm

Weather like that makes such a difference. Good pictures.
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby ScottishLeaf » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:08 pm

Great report and looks easy enough to get to driving wise. Think the across the road bunch might be heading up there too!
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby Malckyb » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:29 pm

Good wee hill..its a bit of a bog fest though.
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby Alan S » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:34 pm

Good report there quoman, Good quality pics :lol: Ben Challum is still one of my favourites :D
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby 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 :thumbup:


Cheers Pigeon
The weather made the day i must have took 60 pics.


Fudgie wrote:Weather like that makes such a difference. Good pictures.


Thanks Fudgie
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!


Hi ScottishLeaf
The drive is straight forward 1hr 30mins max


Malckyb wrote:Good wee hill..its a bit of a bog fest though.


hi malkcyb
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk...the bog wasn't that bad

alan s wrote:Good report there quoman, Good quality pics :lol: Ben Challum is still one of my favourites :D


Cheers alan
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.
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby Alan S » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:32 pm

alan s wrote:Good report there quoman, Good quality pics :lol:


Whoops sorry meant smiling face not laughing :D
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby Jockstar » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:44 pm

Thanks for a timely report as we are heading up Glen Lochay tomorow to do this one or Sgiath Chuil and Meal Glas. Looked like it was a fine day and some great pics. :D
Wondered about the wee stories you must have told to get Jim & Fiona back on the hills...'paved with gold' springs to mind :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well done anyway! :D
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby sneaksy » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:46 pm

I would just like to say thanks to quoman a.k.a willie and jim for having the patience going at my pace but hopefully thats the start of the hills again. Weather was fab until 1/4 of the way down but thanks gain boys :D
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