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by Taraloo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:36 pm
Route description: Ben Venue from Loch Achray
Grahams included on this walk: Ben Venue
Date walked: 17/04/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 729mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I enjoyed this hill and found it quite challenging especially at the scrambling parts. Just wish the weather had been better.
Before we reached the first summit we came across a mini cairn so we had to stop and pose of course.
After a bit of a scramble to get to the first false summit we gave a few sighs when we realised it was another good half hour minimum before we would reach the real summit, plus it was getting rather windy and the clouds were rolling in. That said, we did manage the up down, up down efforts to finally reach the summit and after unloading our rucksacks we carefully approached the Cairn for some necessary photo opps but had to cling tightly onto the cairn as the wind nearly knocked us of our feet!
The views were well worth it and the cloud stayed away just long enough for us to get some nice photos of the rainbow overlooking Loch Katrine
After not even 10 minutes at the summit the girls hands were like ice (they had forgotten to pack their gloves) so I shared mine with them and gave Lou my ridiculous looking furry hat (no vanity in the mountains eh?) and we headed back down. I was overjoyed that we had done this one as I have seen it many times from Ben Aan and was desperate to do it.
The forest was a welcome sight as we knew it wasn't too far after that and at least didnt involve any more scrambling.
Stopped off for a nice glass of wine at the wee pub in Aberfoyle, had a laugh at the funny photos (not showing those!) and headed off, another wee conquest completed, well done girls!
- The forest on the way down
by kevsbald » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:08 pm
by Taraloo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:54 pm
by magicdin » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:01 pm
two lassies set out from bridge of orchy to inveroran (over the hill- mam carraigh)
when they got to inveroran hotel they turned right and walked back round the road to bridge of orchy
by Taraloo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:41 pm
by magicdin » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:48 pm
I for one really don't care what I look like in the hills... to the extent of wearing odd gloves most of the time - I lost one my left thinsulate glove out of my pocket in the Mamores a couple of years back but found another, smaller, much lighter grey left-hand thinsulate glove so wear that now - I don't mind as long as my hands are warm!
Still need to do that hill... I'll watch out for the mini-circular near the start
- mountain coward
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