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Ben Challum at the second attempt

Ben Challum at the second attempt

Postby EACHANN AN DOIRE » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:18 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 19/06/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

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Second attempt at Ben Challum – this time on a very very fine day. (Last time, in February, I was beaten by the snow & ice.) Indeed I shouldn’t have worn shorts, for the back of my calves were a bit burnt by the end of the day. My friend and companion Lee had the good sense to apply sun bloc!

The route started at Auchtertyre and took us up Gleann a’ Clachain and then east to the Beallach Ghlas Leathaid followed by an easy wee scramble to the top of Ben Challum. I could see more challenging scrambles to my left – I may go up again to try it out. From the summit a short but nice ridge walk to the southern top thence off the hill southwards to Kirkton Farm.

Shortly before the shielings at the foot of Gleann a’ Clachain we abandoned the path and from there to the north side of the Ben was heavy going in long grass and spongy moss. Never the less it was a grand day out; easy but enjoyable scrambling, great views from the top including Ben Nevis and a nice cool pint in the Drover’s on the way home.
The best of the scrambling over and now the final pull up to the top of Ben Challum.
The obligatory summit photie - just to prove we did it!
At the summit with the south top behind me and the Crianlarich hills behind again
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Re: Ben Challum at the second attempt

Postby monty » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:06 pm

Nice couple of pictures there Eachann...
I was in the area two weeks ago or so but got serious cramp on the way up Ben Challum. Might try it again tomorrow :D
Nice to know what the summit looks like :D

Re: Ben Challum at the second attempt

Postby mountain coward » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:03 pm

That's been one of my favourite Munros so far :D Thanks for the summit ridge pic - we could hardly see it when I did it
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