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Ben Vrackie ascent.

Ben Vrackie ascent.


Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:40 pm

Route description: Ben Vrackie, near Pitlochry

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Vrackie

Date walked: 28/08/2013

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 9.5 km

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I really enjoyed my time heading up Ben Vrackie, the moment the path reaches Loch a' Choire it gets really impressive.
I had opted for a later ascent so there no crowds making the experience better.
Upon reaching Loch a' Choire the cloud lifted from Ben Vrackie giving me my first full view of it. The climb up is very steep and relentless but gets you to the top faster than expected.
I returned around the other side of Loch a' Choire and through Bealach na Searmoin.
A very enjoyable outing there is little wonder this is so popular in Pitlochry.
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Ben Vrackie in cloud.

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Upon reaching the Loch the clouds lifted.

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Loch a' Choire.

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The cloud returns on the final push.

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Ben Vrackie summit.

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Returning looking down towards the Loch.

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Blair Atholl and Killiecrankie in the distance.

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Sign post before heading back through Bealach na Searmoin.
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Re: Ben Vrackie ascent.

Postby Fife Flyer » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:13 pm

Nice report & the photo's remind me of what a great walk that is :D
No need for maps, compass or GPS - great path :lol:
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Re: Ben Vrackie ascent.

Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:44 pm

I certainly enjoyed this one Fife Flyer, going later made it extra special with hardly anyone about.
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Re: Ben Vrackie ascent.

Postby Billygoat scruff » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:00 pm

lovely part of the country down there, beautiful walks when the weather is with you :D
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