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Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin (revisited)

Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin (revisited)

Postby RTMcB » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:53 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stùc a' Chròin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stùc a' Chròin

Corbetts included on this walk: Meall na Fearna

Date walked: 13/08/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 28 km

Ascent: 1874m

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Ben Vorlich was our first Munro, done in the snow without the proper equipment, having to punch steps on the way up to the summit! :shock: Needless to say we didn't carry on to Stuc a'Chroin. Properly equipped we bagged Stuc a'Chroin late last year. http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=27311 Having done them separately, I had always wanted to do them together. Inspired by malky_c's report http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5381 I set out to get them both in one outing and bag a corbett too.

Having done both routes, I feel the approach from the south east reveals the true character of these Munro's - sweeping ridges, rocky outcrops - definitely my favourite approach. :D

Ben Vorlich Stuc aChroin 10_08_13.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

10 Aug 2013 HX20v.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Excellent path in.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-3.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Stuc a'Chroin poking through the stalking sign.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-4.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Path continues up Gleann an Dubh Choirein

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-7.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Plenty bridges to aid progress.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-11.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Meall na Fearna's summit looking towards the Munro's. Rain coming in!

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-12.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Broad sweeping SE ridge of Ben Vorlich.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-14.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Ben Vorlich from SE ridge.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-15.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Scramble up Stuc a'Chroin would be interesting in the rain.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-16.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Looking gloomier :(

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-17.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
"Tourist" route :lol:

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-18.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Ben Vorlich's tops.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-19.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Time to suck it up and scramble! We waited to watch this party of 20 scramble up, so that we would know where to start. However, after scrambling over the boulder field we found a decent path that made for a straightforward ascent to the top. Didn't have to use hands too much.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-22.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Ben Vorlich from Stuc a'Chroin

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-26.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Stuc a'Chroin from its SE ridge.

10 Aug 2013 HX20v-27.jpg by r.t.mcb, on Flickr
Grassy but wet ridge leading off Stuc a'Chroin.

Back to the car, change of socks & t-shirt, dinner in Dunblane then home to rest!
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Re: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin (revisited)

Postby jrcosmo » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:45 am

Great report and hopefully going to tackle this route at the weekend, how far do you think we could get our mountain bikes. Trying to save a bit of time,would be happy to leave them around gleannan dubh choirein officials we could get that far? Thanks Ross
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