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Misty mountain Ben Vane

Misty mountain Ben Vane

Postby Euancampbell88 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:20 pm

Route description: Ben Vane, from Inveruglas

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane

Date walked: 15/10/2016

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 916m

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Usually my two brothers and my brothers fiancé do the Munros but yesterday I went up myself. Tackled ben vane on a bad day. On reflection now I can see that the instructions given here were good but I got a bit lost on the way to the hill. I think the easiest way to describe the first leg of the journey is to follow the Loch sloy sign all the way until youre at the foot of ben vane ( its on the left of the Loch. I turned off the road one bridge early and i believe the forest mentioned in the comment has now been harvested. Still i understand I should have researched a bit more before heading out my bad. the path up ben vane is clearly visible from higher up but very boggy at the start, easily a foot or more deep in places. The visibility was very poor but the forecast wasn't bad. 5mph wind from the east they said :crazy: Around 1500ft up I reckon it was about 80mph gusts the top was worse :lol: . A wee bit of a sprachle just below the summit had to pull myself uo a couple of times, not bad though. Twice I thought I had reached the summit and still had further to push. When I made it it felt a great accomplishment because it was my first solo. Truly enjoyed this one but more than anything it was a great learning curve. When the mist really settled in it was quite disorientating. Just ben lomond and vorlich now and that's the arrochar munros done.
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Re: Misty mountain Ben Vane

Postby Coop » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:01 am

Ben Vane teaches you about false summits.
Little bit of everything on this small but enjoyable munro
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