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Clear route on Ben Challum

Clear route on Ben Challum


Postby fipriestley » Sun May 13, 2012 10:23 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 12/05/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

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A straightforward walk from Kirkton farm, the day started bright with surrounding tops in clear view. :D
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Ben More, Stob Binnein, Cruach Ardrain
Back with my usual walking pals, I was pleased to hear the route-finding figuring out (I'd thought those niggling 'is this the right way?!' voices were only in my more inexperienced head!) and I was even be able to make a contribution :o :D Through the gate past the farm we continued straight on the track, which also went left & right. From here we headed up and returned by the same route, just as WH describes (don't always use this site for routes when out with others :shock: but it's been my only source for lone walks :) )
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leave track, head towards deer fence
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just over the style, I did these 3 a couple of weeks ago :)
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heading up Ben Challum
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ground was pretty boggy by now!
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nearing first top
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across the ridge
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widens out a bit
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looking back from summit cairn
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Beinn Mhanach and beyond
This was to be the next day's target (club walk) but cancelled due to weather. Even although I've been out in torrential rain and storm force winds I decided against going alone anyway, and had a day off :shock: :lol:

Coming down Ben Challum we did get caught in a few showers and I managed a mud slide :roll: Passed quite a few people on their way up the hill but I think we went at the right time to catch the views before they disappeared. :D
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almost back, first 2 tops now in cloud
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Re: Clear route on Ben Challum

Postby jonny616 » Mon May 14, 2012 1:50 pm

Great pics Fi. lovely walk. 8)
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Re: Clear route on Ben Challum

Postby fipriestley » Mon May 14, 2012 9:35 pm

Thanks Jonny :thumbup: I'm enjoying these nice picture-postcard walks as much as I am the challenging 'poor weather' ones :lol:
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Re: Clear route on Ben Challum

Postby quoman » Tue May 15, 2012 5:28 pm

Good report again Fi.The veiws up there are magic, done this last month and had a wee bit more snow, still enjoyed ourselfs all the same
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Re: Clear route on Ben Challum

Postby Fudgie » Wed May 16, 2012 9:53 am

I really want to go back and do that on a clear day as we did it in whiteout conditions with thigh deep snow a points. Great pictures showing me the view I missed :D
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Re: Clear route on Ben Challum

Postby dogplodder » Wed May 16, 2012 11:12 am

Thanks for this report. I've had my eye on this one for a while and your pics give a good idea of what's to come when I finally get round to doing it! :D
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