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Ben Vorlich on Valentines Day

Ben Vorlich on Valentines Day


Postby tibo » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:16 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

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

Date walked: 14/02/2016

Distance: 13 km

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Only had time to make it upto Ben Vorlich today. Unfortunately a combination of leaving late and realising near the top that we needed to be better equipped we turned back about 20- 30mins from the summit :( .

Sensible decision as our daughters boyfriend Ben didn't have proper walking boots and as we started to wade through snow in areas we felt there was a need for crampons/ice axe neither of which we own.

Despite this the walk was beautiful and the good enthusiastic company was a bonus :lol:
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Ardvorlich House looking resplendent!
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The snow initially is crisp and easy to walk on.
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Stunning day with glorious views despite the cold edge to the breeze
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It then starts to get knee deep in snow during some parts of the walk. We can see the summit as well as people trudging steadily up towards this, but they are better equipped. We have our lunch and heat up with some delicious chai in a flask and start to head back. A little disappointing but generally just happy to be out in such beautiful conditions.

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A band of six shy white highland ponies cross our path on our descent.
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Would love to try this walk again in the summer also taking in Stuc a'Chroin.
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