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Ben Challum

Ben Challum


Postby Stuart Angus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:07 pm

Route description: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros included on this walk: Ben Challum

Date walked: 27/04/2013

Time taken: 5.3 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 960m

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5 of us (Dangerous Dave, me, Eilidh, Stevo & Ronnie) managed to keep this date in our diaries free :clap: unlike some others (who will remain nameless............but they still managed to find time to get up Dumgoyne :shock: ) and as predicted the weather was pretty kind to us. A couple of heavy hail showers passed by us but we managed on the whole to avoid a soaking, which is just as well as Eilidh managed to turn up without her boots................good start! Footwear problems aside, we had great weather and a cracking day, we all loved Ben Challum and would recommend you save it for a nice day, the views are awesome! Here's some snaps from our day.

And.................we're off!
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Cute little lamb, Eilidh loved him :lol:
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Eilidh making a rubbish snow angel! :clap: ..................nice boots by the way :lol:
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Up we go
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Me :wave: on the ridge, I hate getting my picture taken! :shock:
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Eilidh & Ronnie enjoying the sunshine 8)............her boots still holding together :lol:
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Good view of Cruach Ardrain
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Ben More & Stob Binnien
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In fact, good views everywhere!
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Dave on the ridge
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Dave's new passport photie!
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Towards Mamores/Nevis etc
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Close up
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Eilidh on the ridge
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Nearly there now!
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Looking back from near the top
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Only our second Munro this year so we're all pretty pleased to have got such good weather :clap:
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Intrepid explorers!!!...............I don't think so! :lol:
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Group Hug :D
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Summit Views.............
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........and some more
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Token Stevo at the top pic
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Ben Lui before we left the top
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Stuart Angus
 
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby Mountain Goat » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:46 pm

Crystal clear pictures Stuart, and looked like a great social day out :)
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby SusieThePensioner » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:22 pm

Looked like a fun day out and some great views :thumbup:
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:33 pm

Great photographs and looks like you all had a good fun day on the hills, batteries re-charged! :)
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Re: Ben Challum

Postby Stuart Angus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:08 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:Crystal clear pictures Stuart, and looked like a great social day out :)

Thanks, loved your picture on the general discussion page, looked like you were in a tight spot :lol:
SusieThePensioner wrote:Looked like a fun day out and some great views :thumbup:

Thanks Susie :thumbup:
The Rodmiester wrote:Great photographs and looks like you all had a good fun day on the hills, batteries re-charged! :)

Cheers Rod :thumbup: batteries filling up but I'll need a few more before the fitness is truly back..............fair weather walkers and all that.............................should really take a leaf from your jotter :D
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