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Ben Vrackie

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:17 pm
by litljortindan
This was the day before I was bound for a two-day conference in Glasgow and the day after playing football so I was looking for something not too demanding but also something that I could do in the early morning in low light if necessary.

In the end I decided on Ben Vrackie and to set off at just before 4am to replicate my timing for the next morning. This wasn't really a great idea but I suppose it alerted me a bit to how tired I was going to feel the next day.

Pleasant drive down followed by a pleasant walk through the woodland which was more extensive than expected.

Good path all the way to the top and although I could feel my legs a wee bit from football I managed the walk very easily albeit at a slow pace.

Overtaken by an old timer just after the dam. Met him again at the top where he told me he'd recently had a hip replaced and that this was his twenty-fourth ascent of this hill this year.

A fine summit with good views.

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West Lomond.

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Both Lomonds.

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Summit beckons.

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Ben Lawers and Ben More.

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Last few metres.

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