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Window of Hope.

Window of Hope.

Postby haringit » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:14 pm

Date walked: 22/07/2012

Time taken: 3.15 hours

Distance: 6.4 km

Ascent: 914m

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The forecast for the far north was sketchy at first but was to clear later. Should be clearing quite nicely by the time I get there. Drove through a lot of rain showers the heaviest at Ben Kilbreck with only a slither of mountainside showing under the cloud base. Not looking great!
I arrived at the foot of the hill, cloud still low, ate and took my time getting ready.


Noted a gradual lift. Time to set off! Followed the clear path alongside the burn for a bit before crossing over. Fairly wet and muddy but was kinda expecting it!
A few mountain plants in flower. You can also find these growing on sea crags as well as mountains.

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Bog Asphodel

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Sea Plantain

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An improving picture!
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Western hills starting to clear.

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Loch Tongue

I took my time ascending, and seemed to be going at the same speed as the lifting cloud base ahead. Great veiws opened up.

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View south west

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Creag Riabhach

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Loch Tongue

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Western hills starting to clear.

Thought the cloud would clear on approaching the summit but a final rush of cold whipped the mists back down. Not keen on cloud walks - at all! I pushed on without too much concern, knowing it wasn't going to hang about long.
Almost there!
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The summit

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Cold but pleased.

Cold but happy chappie.

An improved picture opportunity on the drive back.
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Ben Hope

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Ben Klibreck

Had a great day and didn't even mind the long drive back.
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