Left Glasgow early on Sunday 21st Oct 2012, arrived at Ardvorlich House around 10:00.
As per the notice below, we stuck to the paths to avoid eroding the path surrounds.
We started to climb the path but very soon the mist started to envelope us on all sides.
We kept climbing trying to outpace the clag but it was never going to happen.
The sun briefly disappeared altogether and the temperature dropped a few degrees.
Presently we reached the summit where we enjoyed a sandwich and coffee.
After we'd been at the summit a few minutes something very special happened, the light was shining from the South and projected our shadows onto a fogbank creating a Brocken Spectre... we spoke to an old fella who'd been hillwalking for over 40 years and had never seen one. I managed a very quick photo before the "spectre" disappeared. A very special moment.
We intended climbing Stuc A Chroin and descended to the bealach but when we got to the face we were advised by the old guy with 40+ years experience it was too late in the day. We had headtorches but didn't fancy a rescue situation so we'll come back another time.
We circled round the Ben Vorlich hillside admiring the views to the north.
This was my first hillwalk in well over a month and I enjoyed it immensely, must get out more often.
Travel and Coronavirus
Temporary Coronavirus restrictions and travel advice applies until Monday 26th October.
Click for details
Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.