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Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a'Chroin

Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a'Chroin

Postby mr_ash_37 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:00 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stùc a' Chròin

Date walked: 27/09/2012

Time taken: 5.3 hours

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Thursday 27th September 2012 was sandwiched by days of constant rain, however on this day a clear dry pocket of weather appeared and we jumped at the chance to get out. Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a'Chroin was our target. clellan picked me up and we set off at 7am and reached the hump back bridge at 9am (traffic was horrendous on way up) and set off on our trail at 915am. Few cars parked up on our arrival and a perfectly clear morning.
2 hours and we were on summit of Ben Vorlich. 4 or 5 others we refreshing on the summit already and a couple of kind gentlemen passed on their experiences and tips for Stuc a Chroin which were greatly received by us.
We spent 15/20 mins at Ben Vorlich enjoying the views around and a little refresh, however clear the day was there was still a little chill so we decided to head off, onwards and upwards to Stuc a Chroin. Sorry meant to say the views over to Lawers was superb from Ben Vorlich.
Down from Vorlich and up the Stuc took 1 hour exactly and we thoroughly enjoyed the scramble. Path disappears at large boulders however quickly re-appears after it and leads all the way to the top. Scramble was thoroughly enjoyable and not difficult. That said I would not like to tackle it in cloud or poor visibility.
Spent 30 mins at the summit of Stuc and then down the recommended bypass path avoiding Stuc summit and meeting up with the Vorlich path. This route was boggy in places however not the worst Ive seen.
Thoroughly enjoying and rewarding day.
A super pair !
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Re: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) and Stuc a'Chroin

Postby Paula Hubens » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:26 pm

Very nice pictures of two hills that most of the time seem to be covered in cloud (also when I did them). Good to see what they are like. I shall now definitely return for the prow of Stuc a' Chroin. Thanks for posting. :D
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