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by Astrid » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:20 pm
Route description: Ben Venue from Loch Achray
Grahams included on this walk: Ben Venue
Date walked: 29/07/2010
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 14 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I know most of you super mountaineers will probably try very hard not to laugh your heads off , but remember... this is a girl who is used to fighting wind(-mills), not steep ascents... I'll beat you on a bike in a Dutch polder anytime!
Was knackered when I got on top, but the views... the views... still getting used to a three-dimensional world, but LOVING it!
Okay, here's the walk in colour
What's yet to come...
The first views half way up
Once through the dense conifer forest, blue skies!
An fellow traveler basking in the sun (still have to find out what caterpillar?)
Then for the final climb! Getting steeper!
Ascent, descent, ascent, descent... driving my legs to despair...
And then finally...
... the top and the stunning views!
And then they ask me why I moved to Scotland...
Well, partly to escape people...
... find true wilderness...
... and enjoy a smooth pint after a walk...
by LeithySuburbs » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:21 pm
Astrid wrote:My first Graham!
I know most of you super mountaineers will probably try very hard not to laugh your heads off , but remember... this is a girl who is used to fighting wind(-mills), not steep ascents...
No laughing here, but I'm no super mountaineer . It's all about the experiences you have and enjoyment you gain. Looks like the sort of views to get you hooked on this hillwalking malarky though . Heights and hill groupings are just for sad baskets like me .
by Astrid » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:03 am
Still, I very much admire your walking / scrambling and climbing experience! Reading your (and other) blogs is an enjoyment on its own so thanks for sharing!
by blueyed » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:59 am
anyway, nice pictures and nice hill to walk, definitely much better when without too many companions
by Weeshazza » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:35 am
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