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Ben Wyvis

Ben Wyvis

Postby guitarshane » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:22 pm

Route description: Ben Wyvis, near Garve

Munros included on this walk: Ben Wyvis

Date walked: 15/07/2010

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 14 km

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This was my first Munro, I had only ever been up Ben Rinnes before and fancied something a bit more challenging. My brother Darren joined me on what was an extremely enjoyable hike. Started off from the car park at 8am, it was sunny and quite warm but when Wyvis came into view we noticed a heavy black cloud hanging over its summit As we arrived at the foot there was quite a few clouds rolling past but it was welcome shade from the heat. the bottom section was a fine winding path that gradually got steeper upto the middle section which was quite hard going, almost like a steep stone staircase! The wind was unbelievable coming upto the top section which was a nice gentle ascent over grass covered slopes. We thought we were in for a soaking as there was a huge black cloud following us upto the summit, thankfully it passed without a drop of rain from it! We were both delighted about bagging our first Munro.

Last edited by guitarshane on Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Ben Wyvis

Postby skuk007 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:34 pm

Congratulations on your first, got any photos?
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