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a fantastic day out!

a fantastic day out!


Postby iainwatson » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:50 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

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

Date walked: 29/07/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 1145m

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a great day had on Ben Vorlich & Stuc a Chroin


belter of a walk yesterday for many reasons

Chose these two as i really fancied the scramble up Stuc
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looking back to loch earn

set off around 10.30 with a sweltering start which slowly changed and ended up heavy rain an hour and a half later on the summit of Vorlich,talked to a few others who i had passed on the way up and found that due to the rain and bad visibility that this was as far as they were going,not me,i enjoy walking in the rain and was liking the prospect of getting Stuc to myself
ben vorlich trig point.JPG
Ben Vorlich trig point

upon reaching Stuc i soon realised that the scramble would have to wait for another day i could only see about 10ft up and without being able to plan my route
stuc a chroin.JPG
Stuc a'Chroin

plus the fact i was on my own i decided to continue round to the left and luckily i came across 2 guys who duly showed me their ascent and descent route.after maybe 40 odd minutes i arrived at the top and set off looking for the summit cairn,
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Stuc a'Chroin summit

some grub and coffee were consumed and i set off to find the memorial at the top of the scramble,upon arriving at the memorial i caught sight of two goats who darted off the side of the hill and i followed them to try and grab a pic without realising how far down i had went.
antelope.JPG
antelope


memorial cairn.JPG
memorial cairn

i climbed back up(a different way) only to find the cloud was worse and i couldnt see a thing! after much searching for anything i could recognise i decided to check compass and map and got a decent feel for where i should be headed but just couldnt find my ascent route at all due to the cloud only letting me see the first 10 ft of any thing remotely looking like a path
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not down there for sure!

eventually(45 mins later) i did find it and ascended back onto the path toward vorlich,i thought about walking round but decided to push myself a wee bit more and went back up over Vorlich and back to my van
van->vorlich->stuc->vorlich->van was 6 hrs walking in totall with around 1.5 hrs on Stuc

absolutely loved it(even with getting lost for a bit) liked being out on my own,liked the fact it was quiet,hill to myself,the goats(first time i've seen any wild animal up close on a hill) the responsibility of getting off Stuc safely and the fact i added another wee bit on by going over vorlich again

also i dedicated these two to a family member who passed recently,i'll certainly not forget this walk

RIP Nana....gone but never forgotten
Last edited by iainwatson on Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:38 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: a fantastic day out!

Postby iainwatson » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:51 pm

had major trouble trying to save or post with the photos.....gutted! so i'll apologise for no pics,couldnt even preview the message before posting,can anyone help by telling me what i did wrong?
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Re: a fantastic day out!

Postby monty » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:58 pm

Well done on continuing in the rain Ian. Its not been a good July weather wise. As for the photos, its normally a simple case of click add photo>browse for the photo>click add th file.

You can edit the post so have another go :D
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Re: a fantastic day out!

Postby iainwatson » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:11 pm

cheers monty,got it this time,lol

as i said i like walking in the bad weather apart from missing the views though

its my first walk report so be gentle,lol :D
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Re: a fantastic day out!

Postby Paul Webster » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:18 pm

You seemed to sort those photos pretty fast :) - good report.

i caught sight of two wild antelope
:eh: I think they were goats :D
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Re: a fantastic day out!

Postby iainwatson » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:33 pm

i did too......but upon letting some other people check the photo it seemed to be the majority said antelope which i thought was a bit odd but went with it...........might edit again,lol
here is a closer look
antelope closer1.jpg
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