Sunday, 10 July 2011

ADRC Ben Vorlich from Ardlui July 2011

One of the many steep climbs today.

Perhaps a red grouse egg?

A very unusual stane dyke.

Today's squad of drookit walkers.
12 of us set off from Ardlui railway station at the top end of Loch Lomond to climb up to Ben Vorlich via the Little Hills. It was a bit damp and the midgies were out in force . Once clear of the wooded areas things got a bit better. The first part of the ascent was not too bad and then the scrambling started accompanied with the rain. Steady drizzle at first but it was getting heavier as we climbed up Stob Nan Coinnich(647M). Once on the summit we were all soaked and pretty miserable as the going underfoot was decidedly wet and soft. It was decided then to abandon the walk ,there was no real point on going on as the tops were all shrouded in mist and gloomy dark clouds. The way down was almost as hard as going up due to the wet conditions.The rivers were in spate so detours had to made to find safe crossings. Eventually we arrived back at the cars when the sun made an appearance. Thanks to the walk leader who had recced the walk last week in far better conditions, he organised everything except the weather. Better luck next time.

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