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Ben Venue from Loch Ard
by ikt68 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:13 pm
Route description: Ben Venue from Ledard Farm
Grahams included on this walk: Ben Venue
Date walked: 26/12/2009
Time taken: 4 hoursRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
A bit claggy during most of the walk, but milder than the pics suggest. Some heavy snow came down while we were descending and am very glad we were not caught up in that higher up.
Strange thing was we did not see another soul out on the hills that day. Apart from the goats that is...
Mountain Goats (?) on the lower slopes
Crossing the metal "bridge" just before the 'big stile'
Looking back towards Loch Ard
Long haul up towards the 'small stile'
Heading into the last section
Looking down towards the Loch Achray route
In a rare clear moment, with summit in background
On the summit
Starting the descent
View to Loch Katrine
Snowing on the final descent
by benno » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:56 pm
by Alan S » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:03 pm
I done this twice from loch ard but would be keen to try the route from loch acrhay
When i first saw the goats they looked like deer from a distance was pretty embarresed when i got closer and realised what they were.
now whenever we go out and see any deer my mates will say look at they goats
by John Burgess » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:10 pm
I was planning heading into that area today (Beinn Each and Stuc a Chroin from Loch Lubnaig) but woke to several inches of snow and the A9 closed near Dunblane. Spent the morning digging the driveway clear instead
Mind you I carried on and dug my way through to the pub next door so the day hasn't been entirely wasted
All the best,
by kevsbald » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:05 pm
I hope you hivnae drank the entire bottle of HP already!
by malky_c » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:53 pm
benno wrote: Nothing to see from the top, except that I have never seen so many people on a Corbett (except Ben Vrackie) before in my life. People were queueing up the hill, including a huge party with down hill skis planning to head down off the other side. Mental.
Pretty impressive. I was nearby on Creag Mac Ranaich and the adjacent Corbett whose name I have forgotten and didn't see anyone else all day, apart from a couple of estate workers chopping wood at the bottom. Was also rather lacking in views, although some fenceposts made parts of the navigation easier.
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by bootsandpaddles » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:44 pm
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