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Ben Vane

Ben Vane


Postby Lowlight » Sat May 28, 2011 1:28 pm

Route description: Ben Vane, from Inveruglas

Munros included on this walk: Ben Vane

Date walked: 27/05/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

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This was my first Munro. I'll let the pictures tell the story since my stories are a bit rubbish.

Went up there yesterday. Great weather and some wee walk.

Here's some pics. Photography tip: Always check your ISO settings. 400 for every shot. D'oh!

Meant to add £20 return on the bus from Buchanan St to Loch Sloy. What's that all about? No wonder people don't use public transport. Only £10.90 return from Kelvinbridge to Tarbet though. That's a brilliant scam.

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Easy walk on the way in from the power station.
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View towards Loch Lomond
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The Sound Of Music
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Loch Sloy Dam
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Last edited by Lowlight on Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:08 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Relayer2112 » Sat May 28, 2011 1:38 pm

Nice pictures. Last time I was there was in January with a -40 windchill - turned into a little bit of an epic!
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Lowlight » Sat May 28, 2011 2:21 pm

Thanks Relayer. Using Canon 400D and just the kit lens yesterday. Had the 50mm with me but just couldn't be bothered digging it out.

Haven't been using my main computer lately (faulty PSU) so using laptop and I can't help thinking that all my shots are looking a little soft. I'm becoming obsessed with it.

Could be worse. Might be a -40 windchill outside :D
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Del246 » Sat May 28, 2011 6:28 pm

Well done. How did you find it ? I still have this one to do.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Lowlight » Sat May 28, 2011 7:32 pm

The false summits were a total kick in the arse but I was expecting them so I suppose it could've been worse.

Easy road in from the power station then it's pretty much a relentless ascent. On the way down my thigh just died on me. No idea what happened but it didn't work the way is was supposed to so the descent took ages as I hobbled and slipped over every rock in front of me.

Amazing views all round and I'd love to do it again sometime.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Del246 » Sun May 29, 2011 1:12 am

Cheers. Is the path easy to find ? I have done Ben Vorlich and it was tricky to find !!
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Lowlight » Sun May 29, 2011 10:24 am

Aye, just follow the road to the left over this bridge and after 300 yards or so cut off the path to the right (very boggy) and you're good to go.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Fudgie » Sun May 29, 2011 12:27 pm

Del246 wrote:Cheers. Is the path easy to find ? I have done Ben Vorlich and it was tricky to find !!


As lowlight says, once you go over the bridge the path is about 300 yards or so ahead on the right. The start of it isn't that clear but when you reach a very small bridge thats where most people cut off the road.

It's a steep wee hill although I did enjoy it. I agree with lowlight about the false summits!
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby monty » Sun May 29, 2011 1:20 pm

Nice set of photos lowlight. You nearly got soem sunshine. :D
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Lowlight » Sun May 29, 2011 1:46 pm

Thanks Monty.

We even had the added bonus of a wee bit of snow.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Del246 » Sun May 29, 2011 2:35 pm

Thanks for getting back. I hope to do this in the next week or so. Weather permitting !!!
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Lowlight » Sun May 29, 2011 2:41 pm

No probs Del. Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby atseacliff » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:31 am

Photography tip: Always check your ISO settings. 400 for every shot.


I can beat that - recently spent a week post processing to fix noise only to discover I had somehow set the camera at iso 3200. :?

Ben Vane - high on the must do list for July.
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Caledonia84 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:19 am

Nice photos, you can definately see a huge difference in quality when someone has a proper camera and lens compared to say a camera phone like me! did Ben Vorlich the other day and passed Ben Vane, was thinking this will be my next one thaks for the report very helpful :D
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Re: Ben Vane

Postby Lowlight » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:07 am

atseacliff>>> That's a sore one.

Thanks guys.
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