Arrochar Alps, Loch Lomond
completed this walk a few days before Christmas '98. As we approached
the top of the corrie the wind was crazy and we were in a total
white out, a quite unnerving event. It
was only the steady nerves and experience of my walking partner
that kept control of a potentially dangerous situation.
More than any other, this walk really brought home to me the
importance of knowing how to navigate properly..... so I learnt
how to use a map and compass properly and my wife insisted upon
buying me a GPS. I now am a firm believer that you should use
all the tools available to improve your safety on the hills.
start point is the carpark at Inveruglas, from here there
are two choices to make the ascent.
the ridge from the beginning, heading NNE all the way
to the summit.
the private road which leads up to Loch Sloy dam.....
we chose this route.
the private road all the way to the dam at Loch Sloy.
the descent you can chose from the 2 possible routes back
to the car
hope that your views from the top of Ben Vorlich are better
than my attempt to see through a blizzard. But, as every
one always comments " Its the bad days that really make
you appreciate the good ones," and if you believe that.............
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