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Over (x4) and out... see you on the other side!
by fipriestley » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:37 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Each, Meall na Fearna
Date walked: 26/07/2014
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While I've meticulously kept my WH blog up-to-date with entries for every one of my walks since my first Munro in Sept 2011 (also the day I joined WH), I've not actually written a trip report for the public forum in almost a year This is partly down to becoming lazier but mainly because Scoob posts a video report of all of our walks these days and they're usually better at telling our walk 'story' I'm working on pulling together a map of our own Munro reports with links to 'ScoobTube' but this is still a work in progress for now: Scoob & Fi's Munro map
Just to clarify... I'm not giving up on the hills!! just changing my name - my next outing will be Schiehallion on our wedding day!
Anyway, today's walk was a straight-ish line from one Corbett to another with a couple of Munros in between! Since we're now counting Munro round 2 as well as Corbett round 1, Scoob went further ahead on the big hills (I'd already done Vorlich twice) and closed the gap on the wee-er hills (this was my second time on Each)
It was forecast for rain later in the day so Scoob and I set off early for a 6.30am start from Ardvorlich, having left my car in the layby beside Beinn Each. We did manage to avoid the rain, getting views at each summit although there was a haze present for most of the day.
Setting off on the good track towards Ben Vorlich, this time we took the first branch to the left heading instead for the Corbett first. It wasn't long before we came across what we initially thought were huge gemstones, then we figured it must be coloured ice or even pieces from a meteorite Thanks to Facebook and Google the answer's never far away while it seems there is 'watermelon snow' to be seen out there, our find was actually mineral licks put out for the deer.
Up and down over the peat hags to Meall na Fearna then we headed almost straight for Vorlich's summit. We did look at options for dropping down lower and picking up the more gentle shoulder but instead picked out a steeper but more direct line through the crags with a brief scramble Spotted a fox running up the hillside ahead of us but my zoomed in photos are just a big blur
Ben Vorlich to Stuc a'Chroin is a popular, well described route. We followed the path and then picked out the best scramble line we could find (veered away from path for this). After Stuc it was again path all the way over to the final hill of the day before heading back to the car we'd left waiting
by weaselmaster » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:02 pm
Hope the sun shines on Shiehallion for you
by mountainstar » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:14 pm
Only people who do hills would be able to understand why you are climbing a mountain on your wedding day
Have I missed what your new WH name will be?
by AnnieMacD » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:19 pm
by Sgurr » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:23 pm
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by The Rodmiester » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:32 pm
by Fife Flyer » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:48 pm
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by Graeme D » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:06 pm
by Scotjamie » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:35 pm
by Sunny Speyside » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:40 pm
Have a wonderful day
by scoob999 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:56 pm
Just to clarify, we're not getting married on Scheihallion just going up it after we get married
maybe just as well given the forecast