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Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:12 am

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn), Stuc a'Chroin

Date walked: 02/09/2018

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Vlog :



Autumn arrives

I had been planning a hike up The Cruachan Horseshoe, but the with the weather swinging in from the west, I decided on a Munro closer to home (and the east) to avoid the low cloud and rain!!

Driving through thick fog until Crieff, I was starting to think I may get lucky with an inversion on Ben Vorlich. However , by the time I reached St Fillans, the fog had cleared and I made my way to Advorlich , to start the familiar trek up Ben Vorlich. The weather was good and the cloud stayed away.

ImageLooking to the Lowlands by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

As always the issue of layering made me stop about a million times to delayer, then relayer!! The effect of the wind cannot be under estimated at any time of the year, and this trip really showed this effect as I sopped and started, putting jackets on an taking mid layers off numerous times 

ImageStrathearn fog by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Reaching the summit, the sun came out and the views down the strath, over the fog were fantastic. Soaking in the sun on the summit ridge.

ImageSummit selfie Vorlich by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr


ImageSummit Ridge south Highlands by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

I had to pull myself off the ops and started to head back down before the approaching weather front arrived!! A few hours later and I was drenched in Oban


Imagestuc a chroin by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr
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