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Ochil Hills

Ochil Hills


Postby seadog » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:51 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Cleuch

Donalds included on this walk: Ben Cleuch

Date walked: 02/03/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 721m

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Last monthI read a report on the Ochil Hills and thought I would write one of my own, on Sunday 28/2/2010 I set out to go to Ben Cleuch by way of the Law it was not a bad day exept for the wind which was very strong infact I read another report from a guy called Monty about him and his pal Donny and I am sure he said the wind was about 50 mph any way he had skis on which made coming down easy, anyway I spoke to them for a few minutes they said they had turned back at the top of the Law because of the wind, I carried on for a wee bit further then turned back not even getting to the top of the Law. Then on Tuesday I had another go, what a difference, the weather was glorious but I could have done with the snow being a bit firmer as it was hard going, anywaygot to the top of Ben Cleuch in 2hrs 15min which I thought wasnt to bad, had my tea and set out for the Andrew Gannel Hill and down to the Blackford path there was one set of footprints which I followed, that was a bad idea the snow was up to me knees I should have gone up onto the ridge under Kings Seat might be Elistoun Hillthere had been a lot of people on it earlier so the going might have been a wee bit easier, still got back to the car at Mill Glen safe and sound and had a great day. Seadog
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Ochil Hills

Postby seadog » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:15 pm

These are some photos I meant to include with my last post.
Seadog
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looking to Bon Cleuch
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Andrew Gannel Hill
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Andrew Gannel Hill
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Kings Seat
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Top of the Law
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Top of Ben Cleuch
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East to Andrew Gannel
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East to Andrew Gannel
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Blackford path and the way home
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Re: Ochil Hills

Postby monty » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:05 pm

Hi Seadog. Me and Danny (danrun) were up there on Sunday and the wind at the top was terrible. I suggest it was about 50mph but I am only geussing. It certainly was strong enough to discourage me and Danny from continuing onto Ben Cleuch. I took ski's with me and ski'd some of the way down. Was it you we spoke to about halfway? :D :D Its a tough little hill :D
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