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4month lay off Ben challum

4month lay off Ben challum


Postby JB likes a beer » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:02 pm

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 22/01/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 11.9 km

Ascent: 900m

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Finally get a chance to get out since October 8) , this had been bugging me for ages especially with alan s and gammy legs report and pictures the day they had. i left the house at 6.30am and due to the fog through callander arrived at the carpark opposite kirkton farm for 7.45. geared up and was away for 7.55. followed the road to kirkton farm over the river fillan,i then started the short climb up the track and crossed the railway track i turned right and followed the fence line up and up and up it felt like the summit was never going to show and the long lay off took its toll on my legs as my right leg cramped up after a short break i continued to the south top my heart sank as i noticed the true summit further on along the snowy ridge,i didnt have to use the crampons as the snow was soft enough to walk along finally the summit to my relief 3hrs dead.after a few leg stretches and some warm soup and taken in all the views all around i started my descent and return back to the car the way i came .return time 12.41great day out amazing views cant wait to get back out hope it wont be as long :lol:
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby sjb101 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:15 pm

hi jb,nice pics,i spoke to you as you were on your waydown today,great weather for it,one of the nicest days ive had on the hills.
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby JB likes a beer » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:20 pm

sjb101 wrote:hi jb,nice pics,i spoke to you as you were on your waydown today,great weather for it,one of the nicest days ive had on the hills.

Hi sjb101,how did you get on ?did you get your second wind and make it up to the summit :lol: ,nice to speak to you .was a great day out 8)
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby Stretch » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:22 pm

Good stuff JB, nice welcome back to the hills! It looked like great weather to the south of Spean Bridge where I was, anything to the north looked dark and dreary though, so I'd say we made good choices on our hills today.
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby JB likes a beer » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:24 pm

Stretch wrote:Good stuff JB, nice welcome back to the hills! It looked like great weather to the south of Spean Bridge where I was, anything to the north looked dark and dreary though, so I'd say we made good choices on our hills today.

Cheers stretch,gammy leg told me you were out today,glad you had a good day ,i enjoyed mine thanks 8)
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby sjb101 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:23 pm

once i got the view across to the summit from the first top i wasnt bothered about the burning legs :lol: great day,good to speak to you,maybe see you out and about in the future,cheers.
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:11 pm

Glad to see you back out jb been a while,looks as if you had a fine day for your walk,with some fine pics also,however when alan s and me did this hill,my pic still beats all yours :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby Merry-walker » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:13 pm

Nicccce... :D

edit: I meant the report JB, (although the inversion nice too) :)
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby rockhopper » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:29 pm

lovely stuff jb - good that you're back out again. Looks like you made the right call to go today to get the weather - no doubt I'll be out on the wrong day. :D
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby xpfloyd » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:01 pm

Nice pics. Pic 1182 is nuts! Good old Scottish sideways weather
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby monty » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:18 am

Nice report JB,
Its always a struggle walking the hills after a lay off but cramp is not nice, trust me I know :lol: :lol: Nice pictures and good effort. :D
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:14 pm

Great stuff - its good to be back out eh :)
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby iainwatson » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:36 pm

nice pics and report,me and thomas met you on your descent,twas a grand day,brilliant winter conditions! we also met steven(if memory is correct )on the summit with his dog :D

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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby sjb101 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:08 pm

i also spoke to you yesterday iainw,just under the top as i was decending,got a picture of youz heading towards the ridge like ants :lol:
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Re: 4month lay off Ben challum

Postby iainwatson » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:52 pm

excellent,was good to meet people from the site (even though we didnt know it at the time,lol)

thats a crackin pic sjb :D
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