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Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt


Postby jwramsay » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:56 pm

Route description: Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh

Munros included on this walk: Beinn a'Chleibh, Ben Lui

Date walked: 26/06/2010

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I tried to get this munro in March 2010, but due to a lack of crampons and ice-axe, knew when I was beat. After all, easy enough to get him another day! Anyway, got some good Winter photos on the 1st attempt:

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Ben Lui summit:

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Dalmally horseshoe

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Ben Cheilbh



Joined up with Peter Adams on Saturday 26th June 2010 to knock off some munros.

Revisited Ben Lui near Tyndrum which defeated me in march. This time we got all the way up the front face from the A85 side (3700 feet!!), joining the ridge just before the summit. The mist rolled in so we descended to the bealach to have our lunch and then bag the 3005 feet neighbour Beinn a' Chleibh. Then back to Bealach and return to car. 6.5 hours.

Dalmally Horseshoe:
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Ben Lui Summit:
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Looking back up to the summit:
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Snow on Ben Lui on 26th June:
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Looking down at Chleibh from Lui:
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Vienetta anyone?:
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Lui from Chleibh:
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Footage of the successfull double munro bag in June:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSfs-4FFvEs[/youtube]

Some footage from the failed attempt at Ben Lui in March 2010. Great views of the drive home - stick with this one!:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6ucUEBqCVw&feature=related[/youtube]

And a wee update - climbed this again, but from the carpark on the A28 at Dalrigh - amazing!!! MUCH MUCH MUCH better route and views to die for:

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Re: Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Postby Graeme D » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:04 am

Lui really puts Cleibh in it's place doesn't it! :lol:
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Re: Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Postby Rekrab » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:55 am

aye isn't Chleibh number 282 or something?

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Re: Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Postby skuk007 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:22 pm

Nice report, and videos. Don't know what you said to the sheep but they didn't seem too impressed. :lol:
What's the path like back down towards the road? I hear it's quite steep.
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Re: Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Postby jwramsay » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:33 pm

skuk007 wrote:Nice report, and videos. Don't know what you said to the sheep but they didn't seem too impressed. :lol:
What's the path like back down towards the road? I hear it's quite steep.


I told Peter when they were at the edge that they pushed back more. Hoho.

Didn't see anything to difficult at all. Can be boggy following the river though, Peter got right up to his knee in a peat bog. I was laughing my head off.
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Re: Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Postby yokehead » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:30 pm

Great stuff, Ben Lui is superb. Have you got your axe & crampons yet?

Was very interested to see the 'looking back up to the summit' shot to see it in summer conditions, here's a photo from the same place when I went up the gully in March 09.
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Re: Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Postby jwramsay » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:50 pm

yokehead wrote:Great stuff, Ben Lui is superb. Have you got your axe & crampons yet?

Was very interested to see the 'looking back up to the summit' shot to see it in summer conditions, here's a photo from the same place when I went up the gully in March 09.


No, I decided I'm a fair weather walker, will be April before I hit the munros again.

Great to see the difference between full summer and full winter conditions with those 2 pictures - thanks.
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Re: Ben Lui - Epic failure but bagged at the 2nd attempt

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:01 pm

Brilliant pictures and videos. :)

I was so looking forward to doing Ben Lui this Sunday with the club I've joined but due to the weather, they have posponed it until the following weekend. Your report is exciting. I can't wait to do this walk. Cheers !!! :D
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