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Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin inversion and spectre

Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin inversion and spectre


Postby jamesb63 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:18 pm

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

Date walked: 15/10/2015

Time taken: 4.4 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 1145m

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Set off at 7am and the fog was like pea soup,this continued through to Callander
where it had lifted but the tops of the surrounding hills were covered
Arriving at the layby beside Loch Earn at 8.10 looking up the glen the mist was thick
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Looking up Glen Vorlich


I was confident that once i was on my way it would either lift or i would be above it
This walk i had to put off for the past 2 days due to work so i was now happy to be on my way
at 8.15,reaching the Allt a'Choire Bhuidhe footbridge i turned up the path still in the mist
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Shortly after turning up the hill path i started to come out of the mist into blue skies
and sunshine :D :D

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Sun coming over Meall na Fearna



All around also was a fantastic inversion what a day :clap: :clap: :D

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Inversion looking east over Loch Earn


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Looking over towards the Lawers range


Looking over to the west the mists came rolling up the glen and with the sun to my back
and the mist below i had my first Brocken Spectre not the clearest but i was happy :D :lol:

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Brocken Spectre

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After standing looking all around for about 5 mins i set off again on the ascent to the summit
which was a fair haul up but the mind was taken off this with the amazing views all around
And next thing i knew the summit cairn appeared just in front 8)

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Ben vorlich summit


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Jake having a look at Stuc a'Chroin


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The Prow looking form the Vorlich cairn


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Looking up at the Prow from the Bealach


I had a good look at the Prow to see what route to take and decided to head just to the right
of the head on approach,so it was onwards and upwards ,a couple of times
Jake needed a push up :lol: :lol: but we soon popped out on top and i delighted to be on the top

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Looking south east down Gleann an Dubh Choirein from top of the Prow


We then headed along to the summit and it was a short walk in beautiful conditions

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Summit pic of Stuc a'Chroin


Shortly after arriving at the summit i met the first walker i had seen all day
a really nice guy who had came up form the Loch Lubnaig side
We both commented of what a great day it was and also how noisy the Stags
were all around also ,we left the summit then to make our decent the other lad
was heading on to do Ben Vorlich
So i left him and headed over to the left to the path that would take us down into
the head of Coire Fhuadaraich and skirt round the side of Ben Vorlich
I stopped here for a bite to eat and give Jake his snack as well

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looking back up at the Prow from Coire Fhuadaraich it looks so intimidating from this angle


I was glad of the recent run of dry weather we were having as i wear approach shoes
and the path now did look as if it could be very boggy at times
It was a bit boggy in patches but nothing too bad :lol:

Once we were back on the main path there was a fair procession of walkers heading up now
and the mists had now lift giving me so nice views i had missed on the way up

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Glen Vorlich in its Autumn splendour

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Sunshine on Ben Vorlich great view

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Almost ended Ardvorlich House and Loch Earn


Back at the car now and i was delighted with another GREAT day in the hills
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Re: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin inversion and spectre

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:36 pm

Nice inversion James 8)
Glad you had good condition for the walk... I still need to do the Stuc a'Chroin as I did Vorlich with my family - my daughter carried on my back :lol: :D So I will do Stuc a'Chroin together with the Corbett from another side in some short ( maybe winter ) day as it's my local hill :D
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Re: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin inversion and spectre

Postby jamesb63 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:18 am

Petr Dakota wrote:Nice inversion James 8)
Glad you had good condition for the walk... I still need to do the Stuc a'Chroin as I did Vorlich with my family - my daughter carried on my back :lol: :D So I will do Stuc a'Chroin together with the Corbett from another side in some short ( maybe winter ) day as it's my local hill :D


Hi Petr many thanks :clap: :clap: A word of warning :shock: the Lad I met on Stuc
who had walked in from Glen Ample on the Lubnaig side said that the whole walk in
was a bog ,said he was on his A**e more times than his feet :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin inversion and spectre

Postby mamoset » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:57 am

It's always a good feeling to walk out of the cloud and see an inversion :D looks like you had a grand day!!
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Re: Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin inversion and spectre

Postby jamesb63 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:06 pm

mamoset wrote:It's always a good feeling to walk out of the cloud and see an inversion :D looks like you had a grand day!!


It certainly does feel good to get out above the cloud/mist ,unlike most of this summer
when I seemed to be walking in clag all day :lol: :lol: :lol:
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