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Ben Lui 4
by hutchy1 » Sun May 26, 2013 11:56 pm
Date walked: 24/05/2013
Time taken: 10 hours
Distance: 27 km
Ascent: 1750m1 person thinks this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
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 9.15after 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 i took a straightline south to the ridge from here its a straight forward walk along the broad ridge to the summit of Beinn Dubhchraig after a short decent down to Bealach Buidhe for a refuel and some coffee it was a short steep pull onto 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 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 but i soon came to my senses i decended down the edge of Coire Gaothach not as scary as it first looks 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 .
by kevsbald » Mon May 27, 2013 12:06 pm
Well done on that. Poochy must have been ko'd!
by 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
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