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Ben Vrackie

Ben Vrackie

Postby grahamdrew » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:43 am

Route description: Ben Vrackie, near Pitlochry

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Vrackie

Date walked: 02/03/2013

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 720m

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Arrived in Pitlochry at 9:30 am
it was a lovely day and the snow was ankle deep in patches
brilliant day out


more snow

fozen lochan



the summit
Last edited by grahamdrew on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Ben Vrackie

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:29 pm

Always good to see reports on Ben Vrackie.

First time I climbed it years ago I put my rucksack down at the summit and took a mars bar out to munch on. The rucksack was behind me and I was busy looking at the view when I heard a rustling sound. Looked round to see two goats that had removed my sandwiches from the rucksack and were having a good feed at my expense.

Once they had had my lunch they lay down either side of me about 5 yards away and soaked up the sun as we all took in the views.

Sadly, I haven't seen any sign of goats on BV for years now.
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