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Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)


by Bod » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:17 pm

Route description: Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Lui, Ben Oss

Date walked: 14/09/2013

Time taken: 9.75 hours

Distance: 29 km

Ascent: 2003m

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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Del246 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:45 pm

Really enjoyed that Bod :clap:
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby rockhopper » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:45 pm

Great day for it, Bod - would agree this has to be the best approach. Almost exactly three years ago now, did the same route up by bike, lovely sight when Ben Lui comes into view........and met MrD on top of Ben Oss ! Cracking cycle back down as well - cheers :)
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Wanderlust7 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:50 pm

Nice one bod. I completed Beinn Dubhcraig (very wet and boggy) and Ben Oss yesterday, it was really, quite windy and upleasant above 650 metres and got lashed twice. Funnily enough there was no one else around!

I took the exactly the same as youd did off Ben Oss, even passed that wee tree and then a bit of burn jumping back to the track, which was a pleasant walk in after a difficult day up top. Good idea with the mountain bikes too, you could fairly motor down that track on the way back.

I stood looking at the way up Ben Lui you took for 5 mins, looks amazing from down there and it was the only time all day I saw the summit clear. At 1600 walking down the track you could see Ben More, Stob Binnen, Cruach Ardrain and An Caisteal. The view from Allt an Rund is the best for sure, might even look at your route in winter conditions, just the one hill mind! Thanks for sharing your report and nice pictures.
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby dogplodder » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:41 pm

Still to do these so thanks for the good description and great photos! :clap:
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Bod » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:58 pm

DaveB1 wrote:So, that's what it looks like :o !! I walked the path and got as far the burn (Raging torrent!!) before the steep bit, two hours of pouring rain and Atlantic gale one Saturday about two months ago. The photos are wonderful and have only a) made me green with envy and b) determined to try again!. :D Great report, many thanks, Dave (PS. Glad to see the Bull is still friendly :lol: :lol: )


Pick your day carefully DaveB1 and you'll love it, cheers :D
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Bod » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Cheers as well to Del246, rockhopper, Wanderlust7 and dogplodder, it's great as ever to share something of these special days :D :D :D
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Rottiewalker » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:08 pm

great photos and a cracking report, hope you an val got a well deserved "malt"after a long day out. :clap: cheers :lol:
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Graeme D » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:18 pm

Up to the usual high standard Bod. Lui is one of my high profile big boys still to be taken care of.
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Bod » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:26 pm

Rottiewalker wrote:great photos and a cracking report, hope you an val got a well deserved "malt"after a long day out. :clap: cheers :lol:


A small Balvenie and a beer too if I remember correctly :wink: :D :D
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Bod » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:28 pm

Graeme D wrote:Up to the usual high standard Bod. Lui is one of my high profile big boys still to be taken care of.



Thanks Graeme, a very rewarding mountain is Ben Lui, be sure and take it up the front! :wink: :D :D
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby dexyweescot » Thu May 12, 2016 12:28 pm

Hi,

Im thinking to going up Ben Lui on Saturday using my Bike then hiking and finally snowboarding down. Is this the easiest route to bike in that you took or is there a better track from the car park at Glen Lochy.
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Butterscotch » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:27 am

Fantastic - might do this when the 5 mile restriction is lifted next week :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Majestic BEN LUI (Bike and Hike adventure)

Postby Bod » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:23 pm

Butterscotch wrote:Fantastic - might do this when the 5 mile restriction is lifted next week :clap: :clap: :clap:


Hi Butterscotch, you really must do, enjoy :D :D :wink:
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