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Ben Hope

Ben Hope


Postby sid0995 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:47 am

Route description: Ben Hope

Munros included on this walk: Ben Hope

Date walked: 20/02/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 946m

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A two day extravaganza in Sutherland for my mate Siborg, his dog Bria and myself beinning with the climb up Ben Hope. We had another couple of lads on the team but unfortunately they had an accident near Inverness and spent the night in hospital so never made it. They are fine by the way.
Arrived at the car park for Hope at around 0930hrs and we were underway by 0945hrs.
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The rough path following the stream was very icy and because we had both invested in new microspikes any time we encountered a millimetre of frozen water we talked about the use of them!
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Once we angled off the top of the stream we got a good view of the summit.
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We got a brilliant day for this climb weather wise and the ascent was very straight forward all the way to the top.
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Once at the summit a couple of comedy photos then down for a pint at the Crask Inn before a night on the lash in Lairg. Not too many though as Ben Klibreck was tomorrow (aye right!)
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In summary a good quick climb on what was a perfect day!
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby kjudge6 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Alright mate, this was my first Munro!


Good to see you got a better day for it than I did, check out the pictures!
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From the road
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A better view
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great view!?!?
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby sid0995 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:54 pm

Aye a bit dull for you pal. As it goes this was my first munro also, not bad to kick you off!

Did Ben Klibreck yesterday and with the volume of snow and length of trek found that a completely different kettle of fish!

Walk report tomorrow I think..

Got plans for the Assynt two later in summer if you want to join us?
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby bio-man » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:17 pm

Thanks for the timely review....just booked a long weekend at the Crask Inn late in the summer and looking forward to Bens Hope Loyal and Klibreck! Out of intrest, how did the microspikes fair??
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby sid0995 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:39 pm

The Crask Inn is the business mate, real boozer! Landlord let us have a nose around the bunkhouse for when we take the platoon back late summer for the Assynt munros. The appeal of staying there registered when he mentioned he does not call time in the bar!
Microspikes worked really well on thickly frozen paths and rocks, cannot credit them enough!
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby kjudge6 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:03 pm

Thats sounds great mate, thanks, Conival and Assynt would be a savage addition.

Keep me posted on that one!

Cheers!
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby SiBorg » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:27 pm

Sid I will get my photos up soon.

I think I may have caught a sighting of the legendary 6 foot hot dog, so once I can upload the photos I will post them.
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby mountain coward » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:00 pm

I see I'm not the only one to take my top off in the hills in winter then! :lol: I'm hoping to do that and Klibreck & Ben More Assynt/Conival in summer so I'll be watching these posts and looking at the pics with interest...
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby SiBorg » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:25 pm

Well SId, I reckon it`s time I put some more photos up of the Ben hope trip.
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The Summit
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The Summit
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The Summit
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Ben Hope
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Route back down
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At the summit
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Re: Ben Hope

Postby monty » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:11 pm

Nice pictures. well done. I done this one last year in the rain. it was a bog and didnt see much from the top. :D
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