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Ben Vane

Ben Vane


Postby alanmurray » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:48 pm

Route description: Ben Vane, from Inveruglas

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane

Date walked: 24/10/2010

Time taken: 6.5 hours

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Easy walk in up the road to the dam.
Weather perfect.
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Walk-in


The steep climb started in good weather
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Start of climb



Looking back on ascent
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Look back on ascent


Top of first ascent - snow line reached
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Nearly there


Weather great on the summit
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Summit


The summit, excellent views over Loch Lomond area
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Summit 2


Descent through the tiered rocks
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Start of descent


Descent the same route as the ascent
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Descent 2


Nearly down
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Nearly down
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby skuk007 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:21 pm

Look like a nice day for a walk up this one.
Good shots of the tiered rocks near the top which requires a little scramble.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Scotjamie » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:36 pm

many thanks - another report with great pics of a hill of which I have so few memories because of clag.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby mountain coward » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:04 am

I never saw a thing either?

I didn't think that scramble was as bad as the slab either above or below it - that wasn't very nice - most people had avoided that on a tiny, muddy route by the side of it... over the 'drop?' - don't know if it was much of a drop as all I could see was the edge disappearing into the mist...
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby malky_c » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:47 am

This looks lovely. Why don't I remember any of it?

(as with the other posters, probably because the weather was atrocious!) :lol:
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby mountain coward » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:17 am

Yeah, it almost makes you want to go and do it again doesn't it?
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Penguin » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:07 pm

Nice report and pictures. :thumbup: Another one on my list to do, hopefully without the clag that seems to be a common occurance!

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Re: Ben Vane

Postby monty » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:09 pm

Excellent pictures Alan. The weather was good too. I particularly liked Ben Vane because it seems to have it all. Bogs, crags, False summits. Superb :D
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby mountain coward » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:26 pm

monty wrote:Excellent pictures Alan. The weather was good too. I particularly liked Ben Vane because it seems to have it all. Bogs, crags, False summits. Superb :D


Rain...hail... clag... freezing cold wind... ah sorry, forgot all Scottish summits have all that all the time!
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby monty » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:35 pm

Naw, That must be Englandshire your talking about MC. Are you sure you were in Scotland. Did you use a map and compass or GPS :lol:

Ben Vane was nice and sunny when I done it. :D
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby mountain coward » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:38 pm

I'm strictly map and compass... At least when I'm walking in Englandshire, I can normally choose good days to walk instead of claggy ones
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby alanmurray » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks for the posts.

We were lucky with the weather.
Tremendous views throughout the walk.
As Monty said - Ben Vane has been one of my favourites - had it all : nice walk in ; steep-ish climb; bit of scrambling - not too scary though, and a fab plateau with great vistas.
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