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Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter

Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter


Postby jwramsay » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:23 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 29/04/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 910m

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I've been suffering from a real bad cold all week and a nasty cough, but Saturday 28th April 2012 was such a beautiful day that I decided to give the hill climbing a go.

As per usual, couldn't resist stopping en-route to get some nice landscape shots, here is one taken from Firkin point at the northerly end of Loch Lomond:

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I met up with Peter at Glasgow and due to the late start we decided on Ben Challum. Parked up just before midday at the layby on the A82 midway between Crianlarich and Tyndrum, across from Kirkton farm.

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The crossing of the bridge is part of The West Highland way, and he walk in over the flood plain is very nice indeed with the Crianlarich Hills pointed out by this sign:

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The area is steeped in history, here is a small graveyard just above the West Highland way:


I made it to half distance but was really feeling the effects of this cold and turned back - a correct decision I'm 100% sure.

About where I turned back:
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Peter continued to the top whilst I took my time on the descent and took more photos.

A wee bird:
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The Tyndrum Hills with Ben Lui in the middle:
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Closeup with the mighty Ben Lui:
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The Crianlarich Hills:
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Cruach Ardrain & An Caisteall:
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Spot Peter on the descent:
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Ben More & Stobinian looking good in the evening sunshine:
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Here is Peter's trip report:
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20736
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Re: Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter

Postby RadMan » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:53 pm

You may not have made the summit but it looks like you had a great day for it. Better than being stuck in the house ehh..
That last pic is my favourite, the colours are so rich. :D
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Re: Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter

Postby Bod » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:32 pm

Lovely close up and love the last pic too for it's colours.... :D
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Re: Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter

Postby kev_russ » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:46 pm

Stunning pics like, ken! :thumbup:
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Re: Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter

Postby quoman » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:15 pm

Nice One jwramsay... pitty you never made it the wee ridge walk is nice, means you will have to go back and do it quality photo's.
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Re: Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter

Postby mrssanta » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:38 pm

my favourite is the close up of Ben Lui. makes it look enormous.
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Re: Ben Challum - fail for me, pass for Peter

Postby 2dalmatians » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:59 pm

I was up on Ben Challum last week and didn't make the top either. Didn't spoil my day and it is definitely better than sitting in the house :lol: well done for getting out when not 100 pc and great pics too!
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