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Ben Klibreck

Ben Klibreck


Postby Jokester » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:28 pm

Route description: Ben Klibreck

Munros included on this walk: Ben Klibreck

Date walked: 18/10/2015

Time taken: 4.75 hours

Distance: 14.5 km

Ascent: 948m

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I actually passed this way a few weeks ago on my way to Ben Hope, but I never got this view due to low cloud!
ImageIMG_0358 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

I parked at the small layby just by the bridge and set off and quickly found the route was somewhat wet.
ImageIMG_0361 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

The path heads upwards and I took the direct route up towards the cairn.
ImageIMG_0362 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Continuing on and downwards it quickly became boggy again, thankfully nothing as much as ankle deep.
ImageIMG_0377 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Heading towards Creag an Lochain, the path heads left and along the side of the slope.
ImageIMG_0366 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

Eventually the path leads out on to the top of the wide ridge and offers a good view of the summit.
ImageIMG_0368 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

From here it's a steep climb up to the summit where the remains of a trig point lie amongst the summit cairn. A fantastic view.
ImageIMG_0371 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0374 by matthew_chalmers, on Flickr

After a spot of lunch I came down the same route and back to the car. The river is a handy location to wash your boots of all the mud from the bog!
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Jokester
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