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Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin in a thunderstorm

Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin in a thunderstorm


by mrssanta » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:29 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 04/08/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

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Re: Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin in a thunderstorm

Postby JGKES » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:43 pm

There are occasions when meeting adverse conditions, battling through them and coming out on top can be very satisfying. I always remember my father saying how he loved being in a car when it was chucking it down outside! Very enjoyable read of your report.
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Re: Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin in a thunderstorm

Postby mrssanta » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:34 pm

Thanks all for your kind comments. We did realise that it is not normally considered wise to be on top of a hill in a thunderstorm, but having driven 200 miles to get there we weren't giving up easily! :crazy: And all the time it looked like it was going to pass over quickly. We were wet but never really cold, which would have been a lot worse!
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Re: Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin in a thunderstorm

Postby ScottishLeaf » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:27 pm

The fearsome Stuc a'Chroin strikes again! I'm sure that hill is jinxed lol

First time I tried it, bro forgot his insulin, had to turn back between Vorlich and it.
Second time it was scorching, got sunburnt, had to fight with a field full of pine trees and a deer fence and I'm sure the amount of water I drank nearly emptied some reservoir somewhere when I got back to Strathryre.

Last week my friend twisted his ankle on it last week and now you've had this!
It's jinxed I tell you!!! :lol:

Mind you, it does make an impressive sight from Stenny on a clear day. :)
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Re: Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin in a thunderstorm

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:00 pm

A great wee adventure there, nice one.
mrssanta wrote:Thanks all for your kind comments. We did realise that it is not normally considered wise to be on top of a hill in a thunderstorm, but having driven 200 miles to get there we weren't giving up easily!
Thats the spirit :thumbup:
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Re: Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin in a thunderstorm

Postby IndoorMunroist » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:41 am

"We tried not to walk too close to the metal fence posts dotted along the path". Wise decision. These reports are brill.
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