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Breezy on Vorlich

Breezy on Vorlich

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:58 am

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stùc a' Chròin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stùc a' Chròin

Date walked: 26/11/2017

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A spare morning and we were keen to fit in a hill to welcome the first signs of winter. The tops had seen their first sprinkling of snow but the only issue was to be the wind speeds. Forecasts had 45-50mph with higher gusts up high, so after some thought and deliberation we decided on taking a well known track and also a hill further south and east where visibility and weather were marginally better.

Arriving at Ardvorlich around mid morning, it wasn’t surprising to find that we were the only car ! The wind was blowing white horses up Lochearn and the clouds were fairly scudding by above us! Heavy raining battered on the windscreen as we finally left the warmth of the car and set off for Vorlich. Heads down and waterproofs on we headed up and finally met the snow line round 750m. The winds were gusting and standing upright was a battle all by itself ;) As always the final pull was brutal, the rain turned to horizontal snow and time on the summit was kept to a minimum. First taste of snow and although rather breezy, a fine morning on the hill 
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