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The morning after the night before!

The morning after the night before!


Postby DougieB » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:27 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 08/07/2013

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 1150m

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I left Glen Bervie House Hotel after breakfast with Aynsley and David following their wedding on Sunday
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A & D 07072013
(Andy Murray also won Wimbledon). I parked up next to Loch Earn at the east gate of Ardvorlich and set off up the excellent path in blazing sunshine.
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Loch Earn
The path was followed all the way to the summit trig point of Ben Vorlich (985 m)
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View from the Trig point Ben Vorlich
where there were lots of walkers enjoying the sunshine.
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I went to the second top (984 m) before heading down to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein where I had lunch. From the bealach I followed a steep path to the east of the nose of Stuc a’ Chroin up onto the flatter plateaux. It was a short walk to the summit cairn of Stuc a’ Chroin (975 m).
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Stuc a’ Chroin
Following a short stop for a drink and some photographs (the views were excellent), I headed back dropping down a steep eroded path 400 m down the NW ridge. After the steep section I contoured round and re-joined the original path which was followed back to the car.
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Sheep doing some bouldering

I then drove up to Invergarry stopping off in Fort William for some food. Climbing Munros with a hangover is not recommended!
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