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TP1309 - Ben Vorlich
22nd May 2013 12:55 by geezagoal
A nice walk from Inveruglas car park to the bottom of the Ben,rather windy though.Very steep climb most of all the way to Trig.Fantastic 360' views.
26th Oct 2012 13:00 by Chalky
Spider centre open, no cap or plug. Third visit to this popular Munro.
4th Jun 2012 11:04 by PeterKirkwood
12th May 2012 15:00 by egtonio
6th Apr 2012 13:00 by leakster
Bagged this Munro in very wet, cold and windy conditions.
24th Mar 2012 15:55 by descarte1
Good condition pillar with the exception of some damage to the top screed. FB faces east-ish with the cap missing and no plug. All sightholes are open but blocked internally so no pillar bolt. Came up from Inveruglas via Loch Sloy. Reached the dam then just headed straight up the side. Very very steep until the bealach, then easy walk along the ridge. Descended via Coire na Baintighearna until the mapped track then followed that down. Long day.....
24th Mar 2012 15:54 by pog
20th Nov 2011 12:29 by saraholroyd
9th Jul 2011 00:00 by caroleengel
True summit to SE of trig
24th Jun 2011 14:25 by Morecambe Monkey
Parked in the Inveruglas visitor centre car park(free). Followed the A82 south then took the tarmac track which heads under the railway & towards Loch Sloy dam. About half a mile before the dam there is a small cairn on the right of the track which indicates the point to start the long,sometimes boggy ascent. Superb location,with views in all directions,Ben Lui dominating to the north,Ben Lomond to the SE & views down Loch Lomond. The true summit isnt at the trig but at the crag & cairn which is 2m higher,200m further north along the top.
2nd Jan 2011 13:55 by Particle
Ran up from Inveruglas Visitor Centre car park, along ridge over southern top. Quite icy with frozen snow.
17th Jun 2010 12:56 by stm-tp
Great day, could see for miles. Came up over the Little Hills
13th Dec 2009 12:00 by peregrinus
Top screed damaged, otherwise vgc. Cast onto rock at cairn (on slightly lower S summit). Fine winters day: inversion over Loch Lomond and Glasgow. Took in the 3 Corbett Tops: some interesting bad steps on the E ridge.
6th Jun 2009 14:45 by andyc
Walked up over the Little Hills and down over Stob nan Coinnich Bhacain. Didn't see any other people on little hills but several people on main Ardlui path.
15th Jul 2008 13:35 by campagvelocet
Couldn't see much at the moment I was at the pillar. The mist was down and the wind was howling. Given some of the views I did enjoy today, I imagine it is pretty spectacular on a good day. I should have visited the trig before having my lunch just below the actual summit (a little north of the trig).
6th Apr 2008 13:06 by Drumlin
Excellent day in the snow. Fabulous views in all directions
14th Feb 2008 12:12 by vegibagger
another Feb visit with Nigel Naylor of YAC, but weather couldn't be different from 1st time. Up from the south side, fairly mild day and pretty well no snow on the hill! What a contrast from my first visit in Feb '99
7th Jun 2007 17:35 by Rhayader_wanderer
Parked in Inveruglas then walk up towards lock sloy before making a b-line over the SE ridge. Descended on a visible path down to the dam. Great views if a little hazy then a solid soaking in the last 30mins of the walk out. Still nice to do after a day in the office
28th Apr 2007 18:19 by hillbilly
24th Oct 2006 12:05 by el-mo
13th Jul 2006 14:00 by philipmc
The Trig, cairn, Ben Lomond and Loch ©philipmc
13th May 2006 13:45 by coinea
13th May 2006 13:43 by Clochandighter
Note this is BEN VORLICH in the Arrochar Alps by Loch Lomond. The other Ben Vorlich by Loch Earn (S6931,NN629189) is listed by its OS official name COIRE GARBH. Anyhow, S6510: Pillar in reasonable condition but much of the top surface has been lost to frost. Spider: OS centre plug lost, centre open. All four sighting holes open, pillar bolt buried by debris dropped down centre pipe. Flush bracket faces 71° ENE. Climbed the Ben in an anti-clockwise circle starting and finishing at Ardlui. There are no continuous paths on much of that route. Perfect visibility and a sunny day helped with navigation, but not to be recommended in poor conditions. S6510 was built as a secondary station in Block NS29, Greenock at a cost of £102.2s.0d, around five times the average cost of a pillar in the early 1950s. Views to Ben Alder, Ben More, Coire Seicheach, Coire Garbh, Ben Ledi, Ben Cleugh, Ben Venue, Meikle Bin, Ben Lomond, Ailsa Craig, Goat Fell, Ben Narnain, Ben Ime, Jura, Ben More (Mull), Ben Cruachan, Dunaneach, Ben Nevis. Photographed 13/05/2006, GRP.
S6510 - Ben Vorlich triangulation pillar
15th Feb 2006 14:49 by Agosolo
6th Nov 2005 13:00 by weekender
RW, GLT, PWilkie, NFerro, SHindle & Corrie Dog
14th Aug 2005 14:30 by Cammy
My favourite of the Arrochar Alps on account of the amazing views in all directions, particularly of lower Loch Lomond and its islands. Quickly reached by going straight to the dam and heading directly north-east up the steep slopes with the ridge top in sight all the way and then its an easy walk across to Ben Vorlichs various tops.
2nd May 2005 12:00 by dal
Mist on top - so I missed the trig on the way to the top, only found it on the way back.
16th Apr 2004 23:49 by bowlesy
2nd Mar 2004 21:35 by stonestreaker
old munro log no details
19th Sep 2003 13:00 by jimmy
the brass centre of the spider is missing--not quite on the summit--great views--as I climbed the long slog up the grassy side a couple of fit young lads coming down said "are you all right, old timer" bah
22nd Sep 2002 00:00 by catman
22nd Sep 2002 00:00 by rosieb
7th Apr 2002 00:00 by agentmancuso
From Inveruglas, back down very steeply to damn, with Fiona.
11th Jun 2001 12:30 by gemini man
Slight detour en route from Prescot to Glencoe
2nd Mar 1999 14:00 by Haud Forrit
Long drag up from the Loch Earn side.
20th Feb 1999 11:45 by vegibagger
snow, wisping cloud and very strong wind made this a very freezing visit with Gill Brooke-Taylor and my Dalamtion dog Jasper. he was very pleased to get down into the quiet shelter of the the eastern slopes afterwards.
22nd May 1998 15:13 by peebs
27th Sep 1997 00:00 by Border Peat
mist and low cloud
5th Sep 1996 13:00 by Ivanhoe
19th May 1996 15:00 by sky high boys
Filthy weather for May, snowed for a short while up top but found good shelter.
26th Dec 1995 13:00 by Aye Jimmy
Whole summit area was extremely icy - crampon country.
Ben Vorlich An unforgettable winter's day; Ben Lomond behind.
2nd Apr 1995 12:00 by CJO
10th Nov 1991 16:04 by fasgadh
Wet wander up off a train that left Wolverhampton that morning. Was down for tea. Try doing that today, now that the gits have the railways.
16th May 1991 13:00 by KevP
Munro bag. Cloud on summit no view.
27th Oct 1990 12:00 by Sandman
16th Nov 1989 12:00 by RichardL
25th Apr 1986 16:15 by Garth Fenton
long day climbing ben Vane before
31st Jul 1985 12:00 by desperate dan
Main section of Arrochar Alps more interesting. Still, had now done both Ben Vorlichs.
1st Feb 1984 15:04 by Fester
Early Munro bagging foray..
6th Jun 1982 15:20 by arranc
29th May 1981 14:08 by Phil Clayton
26th Aug 1980 18:28 by Exe-Eagle