Ben Vane The Wrong Way - My 1st Munro!
by Beckie » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:06 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane
Date walked: 11/07/2013
Time taken: 5.25 hours
Distance: 9 km
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Ben Vane Looming
Definitely too far round!
It was pretty much scrambling the whole way up, not clever! Just kept heading up in the hope I'd find a cairn!
After a lot of scrambling I reach a plateau
When I did get to the top, it was all of a sudden, and having ready about many false summits I thought at first that I wasn't at the top of Ben Vane (yet again, map would have been useful!).
It wasn't until the walk down when I found the path that I realised if I'd gone up that way there would have been lots of false summits. I got on google maps back down at the road then I knew it was Ben Vane!
That would be one of the false summits!
So bit of an anti climax, think I was expecting something much scarier after the Cuillins! Managed to get a bit burnt as it was so hot and sunny, my sunblock couldn't beat the sweat. I drunk 5 litres of water in 5 hours thanks to the lovely July heat wave! Planning on doing Ben Lomond in a couple of weeks which by all accounts is even easier!
by Backpacker » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:32 pm
I've still to do Vane & Vorlich, might have to rectify that soon
by GillC » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:26 pm
The picture thing seems to be an issue,,Ive uploaded pics in the same way, from the same camera on here for a couple of years,,only recently have I had issues and had to resize. Maybe an admin change on the site,,seems to coincide with various terminations of connections,,even when im not uploading pics.
Anyway,,welcome to Glasgow and happy climbing!
by GillC » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:28 pm
by Beckie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:05 am
GillC wrote:As for Lomond being easier,,its certainly less steep for the whole,,but do yourself a favour and go up the Ptarmigan ridge route, then off by the main path,,MUCH better route , better views, bit more interesting too. (in my humble opinion) All the best.
Thanks, I'll try that way!
by Alan S » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:06 pm
Here is a link to a post by paul webster regarding the photo issue, hope it helps.
Best of luck with your future walks
by rockhopper » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:09 am
by dogplodder » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:12 am
Enjoy Ben Lomond which was my first Munro 50 years ago.
by ceegee » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:40 pm
by Tomsie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:31 pm
Ceegee think I passed you just before the works your dog was playing about in the grass, hope the head was ok
by ceegee » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:57 pm
by Beckie » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:58 pm
ceegee wrote:Well done ! I was also on ben Vane that day, You may have passed me ( bald guy with wee Westie ) If it was you , well done as you ran most of the way down . It was incredibly hot and I spoke to 4 experienced walkers who chucked it half way up.
Yep I passed you