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Ben Challum

Ben Challum

Postby katiebryso » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:58 am

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 01/11/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Ascent: 800m

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Did the walk on Monday 1st November trying to beat the rain that was forecast for around Lunchtime. Started from the Kirkton farm at 9.30am. The route was an absolute quagmire in places until we reached the 2400 ft mark then it was easy going following the track all the way to the first summit. There were no views to be had as the cloudbase was down to about 2700 ft. After we had navigated our way off the ridge to the northwest of the first summit it was a dawdle reaching the Ben Challum top. It was getting very cold and the decision was made to head straight back down. The rain started just as we were leaving Ben Challum behind, it was driving right into us and was sleety as well. Apart from the lack of a view on the summit and the boggy conditions it was still an enjoyable walk taking three hours for the ascent and 2 hours to get back to the car, another one ticked off.
Making tracks to the Kirkton Farm, with our route in front of us up the side of the plantation on the hillside
steep track from 2200 feet to the summit
Posing on the summit before our hasty return
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