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So much for fair weather walking

Date walked: 22/05/2012

Driving up to Ben Venue it looked a great day for a walk, sun's shining and it's dry. Get to Stirling and the Ochil's have snow on them. Callander it's getting worse. Feeling a little ominous we reach Ben Venue car park at loch Achry.
durquhart and myself get ready to start, got everything and good to go.
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Eh urquhart, forgot your hat then your gloves ha ha.
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I done this as a teenager, great hill this gave me the bug.
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It was a nice walk up through the forest to the north side of Gleann Riabhach into the felled part giving us the views of the way ahead and the path back.
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time to crack on through the next forestry track.
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before too long and we hit the snow.
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we get up to the gap in the fence and the directions go out the window. Snow on every slope and if it weren't for the only other walker we probably would've got lost.
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we found our way the best we could and eventually we reach the cairn at the lowest point of the ridge. Was quite a hard slog as there was about three feet of snow to trudge through.
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there was stunning views from here.

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Irresistible pull

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Vane
Date walked: 17/04/2011
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 930m
Comments: 2
Views: 2418


Something simple

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Ben Donich
Date walked: 14/04/2011
Distance: 7.5km
Ascent: 575m
Comments: 4
Views: 2829


A wee quickie

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Ben Ledi
Date walked: 09/04/2011
Distance: 10km
Ascent: 760m
Comments: 2
Views: 2511


Went up a mountain and down a hill

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)
Date walked: 03/04/2011
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 945m
Comments: 7
Views: 3962


Could it get any better

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 29/03/2011
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 990m
Comments: 4
Views: 3261


My better instincts

Attachment(s) Grahams: Ben Venue
Date walked: 18/03/2011
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 725m
Comments: 3
Views: 3215


A true breath taker

Attachment(s) Grahams: Ben Cleuch
Donalds: Ben Cleuch
Date walked: 06/03/2011
Distance: 9.5km
Ascent: 731m
Comments: 6
Views: 4050


My cherry walk

Attachment(s) Corbetts: The Cobbler
Date walked: 26/02/2011
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 920m
Comments: 9
Views: 4083

AJMullen


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Location: Bonnybridge
Interests: Enjoy a varied selection from 5-a-side football, squash to painting, photography and reading. Trying to combime my photography, Munro Bagging and painting to show my unique view of Scotland.
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: The Lade Inn
Mountain: Ben Cruachan
Place: Alloway
Gear: My Buff
Camera: My Sony Alpha A55 Camera
Ideal day out: Loading the Jeep with the walking gear, Kayaks and Mountain Bikes and going exploring around the highlands of Scotland.
Ambition: Complete Scottish walks!

Munros: 94
Corbetts: 12
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 2
Sub 2000: 3
Long Distance routes: West Highland Way   



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Statistics

2012

Trips: 1

2011

Trips: 8
Distance: 88.5 km
Ascent: 6576m
Munros: 3
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 1


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