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Walking in a kilt

Walking in a kilt


Postby thekiltedwalker » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:54 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn)

Date walked: 18/11/2012

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8.5 km

Ascent: 985m

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My wife and I decided to walk up Ben Vorlick on the Sunday but rather than have a long trek going via Edinample. We decided to follow the path to the top. The day was crisp with snow further up the Ben but clear visability and not many walkers at 8 AM.
I prefer to wear a heavy kilt when walking with gaiters as I do not like my legs getting cold and wet in trousers.
The climb was at a reasonable pace with a short break to get some food and adjust footwear,before continuing to the top.
The wind had started to pick up, so after several photos we descended fairly quickly to get out of the wind and we had also noticed about 30 more climbers ascending and we wanted to get down before the top got very crowded.
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Alaqstair on top of a windy Ben Vorlich.jpg
Loch Earn in the distant.jpg
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Re: Walking in a kilt

Postby dogplodder » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:03 pm

My dad always climbed hills in his kilt.

But not, as far as I'm aware, in the snow. :shock:
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