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Ben Lui

Ben Lui


Postby Wanderlust » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:50 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lui

Date walked: 20/02/2009

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I was staying in Tyndrum earlier this month, there's plenty of choice of hills to go at there but Ben Lui was pretty high on my "to do"list.
It is quite a long way in (I biked it), but the track alongside the River Cononish is a fine approach to the mountain. follow the right bank of Allt Coire Laoigh and ascend to the saddle between Ben Oss and Ben Lui (from where you can easily reach both summits). I went up to Ben Lui first (glad that I did as the clouds soon closed in), and was rewarded with amazing views from the top of this magnificent mountain - I was even lucky enough to see my first ever Brocken Spectre.
Returned to the saddle and went up to Ben Oss in the clouds, then descended via the same route to Cononish.

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Ben Lui and Ben Oss from Cononish

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Ben Lui from the shoulder of Beinn Dubhcraig

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Ben Lui

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Me, on Ben Lui summit ridge

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Ben Lui

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Ben Lui north top from the summit

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Ben Lui summit from north top

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Ben Lui summit from south ridge

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Brocken Spectre from Ben Lui summit
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby GarryH » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:09 pm

Excellent pic`s there Wanderlust love the second one with the clouds.What camera and lens did you use for that one?
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Wanderlust » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:08 am

I took them on my Kodak Easyshare CX7330 digital camera, just got lucky with the clouds on that second one when I was on my way down from Beinn Dubhcraig on 8 Feb.
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:58 pm

Great pics. I've never done Ben Lui from that, the classic side, but even from the duller side the summit is so great, an elegant little pair of peaks above a big void.
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Myth » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:23 pm

Nice halo rainbow - I got a very similar one looking down into the lochan off Lochnagar last year - lovely and clear above, but the cloud lying in the bowl.
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby yokehead » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:06 pm

Superb photos and great winter conditions
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Wanderlust » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:10 pm

The conditions when I was up there 2 weeks ago were really good. Not sure what it's like at the moment but I think there's been a bit a thaw due to recent milder weather.
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby canisp » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:57 pm

Enjoyed your report and photos :D especially the summit ones.
I did Ben Lui from the west to take in Beinn a’Chleibh as well but your route looks much more interesting.
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Wanderlust » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:49 pm

Glad that you like the photos. It was a great approach to the mountain - well worth doing if you get a good day for it
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby munrojo » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:04 pm

did ben lui quiet a few years back with my pal ivan, was in summer and a fantastic mountain it is! we did a "brucie on the summit", :lol: let all of those munroists out there do there thing :) nice pics
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Wanderlust » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:44 pm

What on earth is a "Brucie on the summit"???
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Paul Webster » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:46 pm

Glad someone has asked :lol:
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Wanderlust » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:47 pm

I'd love to know what it means - it's cracking me up! :lol:
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby Alan S » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:48 pm

this has been annoying me all morning.never heard of this but heres my guess
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Re: Ben Lui

Postby munrojo » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:57 pm

spot on well done you never know it might now catch on :D a bit dangerous standing on one leg on the summits though..
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