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Ben Lui 4

Ben Lui 4


Postby hutchy1 » Sun May 26, 2013 11:56 pm

Date walked: 24/05/2013

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 27 km

Ascent: 1750m

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With the weather forecast looking good i decided to head up to Scotland a day earlier than planned from, i left Cumbria at 8pm arriving at Dalrigh at 11.30 for 2 days Munro bagging around Tyndrum and Crainlarich i decided on the ben Lui 4 for the first day. I resisted a couple of night caps to get my head down after a long day i was up later than planned but me and my mate finally ready for the off at 9.15
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after reading several useful reports on this site i decided to avoid the bogs and headed up to Connish and cross the bridge over the river Connish
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i took a straightline south to the ridge
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viws over to Meall Odhar
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from here its a straight forward walk along the broad ridge to the summit of Beinn Dubhchraig
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finally got to know how the timer works on the camera
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after a short decent down to Bealach Buidhe for a refuel and some coffee it was a short steep pull onto Ben Oss
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view back to Beinn Dubhchraig
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Ben Lui
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me on the summit of Ben Oss
from here i decended to the Bealach and up the path to Ben Lui for about a 100 meters then traversed round the side to the Bealach between Lui/chleibh for an easy accent of Beinn Chleibh
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i must admit i was tempted to skip Ben Lui having bagged it a couple of years ago in awful conditions especially having seen the reaccent :roll:
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but i soon came to my senses
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i decended down the edge of Coire Gaothach not as scary as it first looks :)
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all that remained was the slog back along Connish back to Dalrigh eventually got back at 7.20 pm with 2 sore feet due to a blister on each foot my first ever blisters while walking :( even charlie was cream crackered with a slight limp i was beginning to think i may have to come up with a plan B for tomorrow .
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Re: Ben Lui 4

Postby kevsbald » Mon May 27, 2013 12:06 pm

Well done on that. Poochy must have been ko'd!
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Re: Ben Lui 4

Postby hutchy1 » Mon May 27, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks Kev he was we had an early night with Ben More and Stob Binnien on the agenda for the next day :roll:
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