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Ben Vane

Ben Vane

Postby paddyw1 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:06 pm

Route description: Ben Vane, from Inveruglas

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane

Date walked: 26/10/2013

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 11 km

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Despite the howling wind and intermittent sideways soaking, combined with this being the first Munro I've done in a year, I had a great time and the bug for Munro bagging has firmly taken hold! Route hard to distinguish in places and very VERY wet and slippery, but it all adds to the adventure/ bruises on arse! Saw either a Ptarmigan or Grouse on summit. I think it was shocked that anyone was stupid enough to swap safety and shelter for the hills, and promptly launched itself into a particularly severe gust finding itself tossed and turned into the ever present mist. Managed to get a quick snap before it did it's suicidal leap of faith. Will try to upload it and anyone so inclined can let me know what it is!
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