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Ben Vorlich

Ben Vorlich


Postby delberto » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:43 pm

Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn)

Date walked: 28/10/2009

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 13 km

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Left Ardvorlich with a party of 5 willing and eager young mountain goats.
The route all the way to the top was firm underfoot and the path was clear and not difficult. Even although it was raining the night before.
At the summit we were in thick mist, but it cleared a bit to give us a glimpse of stuc a chroin and surrounding mountains.
After a quick lunch we made our way down the mountain. I had the privilage of navigating the party onto the wrong path.... :( One of the eager beavers in the group noticed afetr decending a couple of hundred yards.... so we resummited and found the fork in the route back to Ardvorlich.
Couldnt believe how easy it was to make the mistake. Thick fog and novices isnt a great combination.

Had a great day oot. No major mishaps. A word of encouragement to any fellow slightly rotund, big boned, or "i'ts not me, its my glands.." type of folk out there, if me and big Eck can do it, so can you.
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The George Mallory walking pole monument- near summit.
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Big Eck and not so big Del at the summit
delberto
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Re: Ben Vorlich

Postby Raymond » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:16 am

Can't wait to read the next instalment of your hillwalking prowess. :lol:
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Re: Ben Vorlich

Postby delberto » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:00 pm

My hill walking prowess aint to god at the mo... went up ben chonzie yesterday in snow. Got 500 yards from the summit and had to turn back for 2 reasons. I was knackered and i didnt have enough time to get back down in day light. So i decided to play safe and get down before dark.
I have to say that walking in snow really takes it out of you if your not used to it.Especially at the parts where your feet sink 2 foot in the snow.

Right bruv see ya
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Re: Ben Vorlich

Postby mountain coward » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:49 am

I would say walking in snow seems to be about 10 times harder than not! It's okay when it's hard frozen though and you can skip along the top of it...
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