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Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro

Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro


Postby gedme » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:43 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn)

Date walked: 25/04/2009

Time taken: 6 hours

Ascent: 985m

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This was Helen (my wife) first and will probably be her last Helen is a lover of all things horizontal she says she could sleep for Scotland and one thing i thought i would never see was her up top of a Munro. We set of with the intention of just doing a low level walk but then i mentioned we can go up by loch earn and walk along there but when we got there i mentioned Vorlich and showed her from the road side she said i will give it a go to my surprise. We set out and i told her that at any time she wanted to turn back then was not a problem so off we went.
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Ben Vorlich


Although Helen struggled i encouraged her all the way i told her not to worry as we had all day and i wanted her to take in all the views and tell her that this is why i love the mountains we were lucky as there were not many on the hill that day.
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Helen was in bit of pain her legs were sore and her back was bit sore to she started to talk about stopping and going back I told her that it is not a problem but told her we were at the last bit and although it looked steep another 30 mins or so and we would be at the summit i sat her down pored a cup of tea and we sat and just looked at the view it was a sunny day and it looked fantastic.
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Helen then said that yeah lets do it now just to let you know when I never thought i would see her on top of a Munro so it was great when she decided to go for it and with in forty minutes we were there and the views were stunning looking over to stuc a' chroin and just all around. Although Helen said that would probably be her one and only Munro she said it was beautiful and she can see the appeal it has and why i love it so much i was so proud of her although it may not be the biggest out there i told her that she should be proud of her self to we sat for a while and had lunch in silence it was perfect. This is my first go at doing this i hope it is ok and you enjoy reading it i will hopefully get better as i go on and read some more of other peoples walks. Thanks for reading
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Vorlich

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Stuc a' Chroin

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Re: Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro

Postby Jockstar » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:29 pm

Well done Helen ! :D Now you know what its like once you get to the top and why we are all a bit crazy.....swept away by the beauty of Scotland !! :)
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Re: Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro

Postby monty » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:42 pm

Well done Helen and Jockstar. That was a good effort. Now you need to tackle Ben Lomond as your next one :D Get some lowland walking in. You will be surprised how quickly you will improve your fitness and then leave the old man behind :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro

Postby gedme » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:16 pm

Thanks guys will let Helen see that it is good she got to the top as we both now see the beauty of Scotland and been to lakes as well which will put on here but very nice to read that feedback. :lol:
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Re: Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro

Postby 2dalmatians » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:09 pm

Gedme - topclass report, I was up Ben Vorlich a couple of weeks ago and it's not easy! A big well done to your missus for taking this on. Like yours my wife is not into walking but for sure I will show her your report as an incentive.
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Re: Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro

Postby gedme » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:12 pm

Hope your all having grae sunday in the hills.
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Re: Ben Vorlich Helens First Munro

Postby gedme » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:13 pm

2dalmatians wrote:Gedme - topclass report, I was up Ben Vorlich a couple of weeks ago and it's not easy! A big well done to your missus for taking this on. Like yours my wife is not into walking but for sure I will show her your report as an incentive.

Hi thanks for saying was good report and hope it helps you get your wife out as Scotland is beautiful place. I am at work at moment so will read about your trip when next home and online. I have since been back and did Vorlich and chroin together been really lucky as was sunny that day to. Thanks again.
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