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V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

V & V Bens near Loch Lomond


Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:13 pm

Route description: Ben Vane, from Inveruglas

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane, Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)

Date walked: 23/05/2016

Time taken: 7.29 hours

Distance: 19.9 km

Ascent: 1739m

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Woke up: 01:45 am
Start from home: 03:45 am
Start of walk: 05:20 am

Back home at 14:15


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Some stops for shots from the road:


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Ben Lomond over Loch Lomond

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Inveruglas car park in the early morning time


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Looking back

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Ben Vane ahead...but it will be my second target.


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Beinn Narnain


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The dam from the slope of Ben Vorlich


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Steepy ascent to Ben Vorlich...looking back down

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Inversion from the left

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Sheep enjoying the morning's views :D

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Zoomed


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Ben Lomond in the background

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the summit of Ben Vorlich

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...and the real summit further ahead - fog bow like a bonus 8) :D


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The distance between both summits


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Brocken spectre


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The dam from the top


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Descending...
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Ben Lomond over Loch Lomond zoomed

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...and from the bottom

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Turning towards Ben Vane

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Ben Vane
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Looking down from the ascent of Ben Vane
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the dam and Ben Vorlich from the slope of Ben Vane

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Beinn Ime

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Towards Loch Lomond
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...a resident

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Some scrambling

I was surprise how steepy and rocky was the smalest Munro :o 8) :D


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Great views from the top 8) :D

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...and scrambling too 8) :D :D

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how many times I thought that must be the final top, but then another one...and onother one behind the horizon :lol:

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Ben Vane summit


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2nd Cairn over the water


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Summit self timer :D

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Descending...


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Back in the ( busy now ) car park
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

Postby jamesb63 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:32 pm

Another excellent trip report Petr :clap: :clap: ,I think some of the views from Ben Vorlich
are just beautiful ,and as for Vane it is among my favorites
it definetly is a relentlessly steep little mountain
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Re: V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

Postby litljortindan » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:32 pm

Sheep and lamb picked a fine spot to do their munching.
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Re: V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:41 pm

trip 4
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Re: V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:41 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Another excellent trip report Petr :clap: :clap: ,I think some of the views from Ben Vorlich
are just beautiful ,and as for Vane it is among my favorites
it definetly is a relentlessly steep little mountain



litljortindan wrote:Sheep and lamb picked a fine spot to do their munching.


Thank you both :)
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Re: V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

Postby andreww18 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:04 pm

Great report, hoping to do both this weekend. Bit daunted, but your report is really helpful (and encouraging!)
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Re: V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

Postby ancancha » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:23 pm

Nice one Petr :clap:
Wanted to do these two before I left, ces't la vie
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Re: V & V Bens near Loch Lomond

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:40 pm

andreww18 wrote:Great report, hoping to do both this weekend. Bit daunted, but your report is really helpful (and encouraging!)

Thanks :) Really glad if it can help you, looking at your map you are keeping these two for the right time - clear day :thumbup: then you will enjoy some great views as a reward for your effort :wink:


ancancha wrote:Nice one Petr :clap:
Wanted to do these two before I left, ces't la vie

Thanks Craig, I believe you will climb them when you will come visit ( or move to ) Scotland again :) :wink:
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