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Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin from Ardvorlich

Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin from Ardvorlich

Postby hanslenz » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:37 am

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 06/10/2008

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Well it took me 3 tries to climb Stuc a'Chroin but I finally managed it on September 24 '08. Got up Ben Vorlich with no problem and of course I was again immersed in heavy fog. Seems to be my standard situation with this mountain :D . I decided to still continue towards Stuc a'Chroin and crossed the bolder fields in poor visibility which was quite eerie. Just when I thought I was all alone and the Stuc loomed forebodingly out of the mist I was overtaken by a friendly young dude who appeared to be running the path that I cautiously navigated. Made me feel old - but that's life, hehe. The scramble was quite something because it was wet but I managed to reach the summit eventually. Visibility was zero, but I enjoyed it nonetheless together with 3 other hikers who had used the cairn on the summit as shelter from the wind for a short break. For the descent I didn't take the scramble-route but went down the west side of Stuc a'Chroin and then circling back across the north flank of Ben Vorlich towards Ardvorlich. Very good day out - one of these days I will catch those two in good wheather and I will enjoy the views!
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Re: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin from Ardvorlich

Postby bio-man » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:13 pm

Well at least you made it!! Shame about the weather as the views are excellent. On saying that, most views from the summits are excellent on a clear day, but the view of the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers from here is worth another go. Good move on descending via the path!!!
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