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Ben More

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Attachment(s) Munros: Ben More, Stob Binnein
Date walked: 18/12/2011
Distance: 8.2km
Views: 747

Ben Challum -- Fail

Route: Ben Challum, near Tyndrum

Munros: Ben Challum

Date walked: 15/02/2011

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Ascent: 600m

Oh well

Full of good intentions today and was up and away for 6:30 and parked up and heading for Kirkton Farm just after 8am.
All looked good from the roadside.!!
MWIS said pretty good early but with increasing wind and some snow showers as the day went on.Headed on uphill into an increasing wind which was bitterly cold.Above what looked like 700m the hill disappeared into cloud which wasn't clearing around Challum although it was clearing occasionally from Ben More etc.As i got up towards the 600m mark the going got harder with deeper crusted snow that i was sinking into.
The wind now was gale force and blowing up spindrift and it was freezing.

Decisions Decisions -- Howling gale,Poor underfoot and no views on top.I think being on my own today in those conditions made the decision to call it a day an easier one.Challum will be there for another day.

David.

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Heading to kirkton farm,all looked good at this point and at this level there was only a breeze at this point.


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Ben More in early light.


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Ben More 20min later,the cloud starting to roll in.


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Back towards Beinn Dubhchraig


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Looking uphill into the cloud and spindrift


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Looking towards Ben More from the bridge over the River Fillan.Walk over for today.

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David.Ferguson


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Location: New Stevenston (Motherwell)
Occupation: project manager
Interests: running,fishing,gardening,walking
Activity: Munro compleatist
Pub: Kingshouse
Mountain: None as yet
Place: Achmelvich
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Ideal day out: Walk/climb overnight camp and home.

Munros: 43
Corbetts: 3
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2011

Trips: 2
Distance: 8.2 km
Ascent: 600m
Munros: 3

2010

Trips: 5
Distance: 53 km
Munros: 8

2009

Trips: 6
Distance: 52 km
Munros: 8
Corbetts: 1


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