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ben challum

ben challum


Postby Alan S » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:09 pm

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 31/12/2008

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 910m

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wed 31/12/08

after seeing the good forecast for hogmany i decided to climb this im glad i made the decision as it turned out to be my best walk yet.
parking off the A82 opposite kirkton farm and heading for the kirkton cemetery over the railway it was a straightforward climb following the fence line to the top.
i found the path ok but dont know if this would be this case in wet weather looks like it could be very boggy but as the temp was very low the path was frozen solid.
a hard slog up with no view was made very rewarding on approaching the first summit (which could be confusing in poor weather as i thought this was the top but this was about another 10min walk)
all of a sudden the sun was breaking through and then there was clear blue skies this made the sore muscles quickly dissapear as the view of all the munro tops appearing was stunning my first cloud inversion one which ill never forget.
all in the walk was 5 hours with 45 mins at the top and no rush to get back with the snow and ice (a few sore bums on the way back down).
i cant believe i forgot my camera on such a good day so ive tried with my mobile hope they come out ok
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Last edited by Alan S on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:59 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: ben challum

Postby Alan S » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:12 pm

sorry 1st attempt at posting pics didnt do that well done the same one 4 times
raging had better ones than that to come
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Re: ben challum

Postby doogz » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:18 pm

great pics so far alan....if there is better to come i cant wait..done this in the snow last november and it is very confusing the first cairn ..once you drop 10m and pick up the narrow ridge out to the bealach it all of a sudden adds up :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: ben challum

Postby Paul Webster » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:53 pm

Good report Alan and a great inversion 8) - judging by all the trip reports there's been plenty of those lately. But where has all that great weather gone now :?

I deleted the duplicate pictures for you - if you have more you should be able to post them in another reply.
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Re: ben challum

Postby Alan S » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:49 pm

thanks for that paul :D
i think we have had our good weather maybe have to wait till next december
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Re: ben challum

Postby Alan S » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:51 pm

sorry paul on the idiot pills again
my last pic is from loch lubnaig.i stopped for a pee on the way there
dont want to confuse anyone
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Re: ben challum

Postby mountain coward » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:49 am

Love the 'hole in the sky' inversion one. The pic before the frozen burn - is that looking down the far end of the mountain or back down the end you came up? Beautiful pic of Loch Lubnaig...

Was glad to see those pics as I'm thinking of doing it soon - thanks...
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Re: ben challum

Postby maddjock » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:14 am

beautiful inversion pics... 8)
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Re: ben challum

Postby Alan S » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:35 am

mountain coward wrote:Love the 'hole in the sky' inversion one. The pic before the frozen burn - is that looking down the far end of the mountain or back down the end you came up? Beautiful pic of Loch Lubnaig...

Was glad to see those pics as I'm thinking of doing it soon - thanks...


that pic was from the first summit on the way back looking towards ben lawyers .
as i said in my report i really enjoyed it because of the conditions this would certainly be different in poor weather
but cetainly one i would do again.hope you enjoy when the time comes

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Re: ben challum

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:55 pm

great pics Alan ..love those crisp winter days :)
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Re: ben challum

Postby Alan S » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:18 pm

Thanks Alice 8)
This is a blast fae the past, cant believe its been nearly 4 years since this, man im getting old :lol:
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Re: ben challum

Postby trekpete » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:36 pm

I remember this day well as me and my mate were on Challum as well. It was a grand end to the year for sure. Were you wearing a red jacket? I have a photo of somebody wearing a red jacket taking a photo of the helicopter with a phone.
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Re: ben challum

Postby Stuart Angus » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:07 pm

I just think this is brilliant from start to finish..........what a day you had, very, very, very cool 8)
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Re: ben challum

Postby Alan S » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:49 pm

Stuart Angus wrote:I just think this is brilliant from start to finish..........what a day you had, very, very, very cool 8)

Thanks very much Stuart :D
trekpete wrote:I remember this day well as me and my mate were on Challum as well. It was a grand end to the year for sure. Were you wearing a red jacket? I have a photo of somebody wearing a red jacket taking a photo of the helicopter with a phone.

Sounds like me trekpete I remember talking to 2 guys at the summit is this you in this pic ?
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It certainly was a good day to be out, One to remember 8)
I have found another few pics of that day

Cheers
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