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Ben Donich

Ben Donich


Postby v7mcj » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:17 pm

Route description: Ben Donich, via Rest and Be Thankful

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Donich

Date walked: 11/12/2009

Time taken: 3 hours

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I tried this earlier in the year but never made the summit due to rain and thick cloud. I couldn't see where to put my foot for the next step.

Today however, was slightly different. Excellent weather, although still a bit wet from the snow melt and very slippery where the snow was still settled and frozen in place. There was also a chill easterly wind, which necessitated a little detour down to the shade of the west slope for a cuppa.

Anyone who has been on this hill will know it's not a long walk as the carpark is quite high, but it still takes it's toll on the legs.

Anyhoo. Here's some pics: -

Bens Ime, Narnain, and The Cobbler.
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Ben Lomond
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Me
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Down the Clyde estuary.
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Re: Ben Donich

Postby 37lumleyst » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:02 pm

Some good pics there - certainly looks like you had better weather this time round. I particularly like the last shot you took 'down the Clyde estuary'
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Re: Ben Donich

Postby Milesy » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:15 pm

was there not much snow about up that way?
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Re: Ben Donich

Postby v7mcj » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:05 pm

Milesy wrote:was there not much snow about up that way?


Just as you see on Ben Ime (first pic)
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Re: Ben Donich

Postby Milesy » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:35 pm

It had loads more than that 3 weeks ago. Could you see any snow further north?
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Re: Ben Donich

Postby v7mcj » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:05 pm

Milesy wrote:It had loads more than that 3 weeks ago. Could you see any snow further north?


Just on the tops.

I think this is Cruachan in the distance.
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