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Ben Vorlich [Loch Lomond]


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
943 m (3093 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
229 of 282 Munros
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Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Hill of the bay

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Ben Vorlich is large mountain covered in rocky outcrops. The summit lies to the W overlooking Loch Sloy.

Ben Vorlich has three tops, the OS trig point at 941m, and the true summit 200m NNW is 943m and the North Top (931m) is 500m further N. From the summit ridge, a ridge curves NE to Stob nan Coinnich Bhacain.

A descent is possible from the col SW of this peak E to the glen below and through the glen to the A82 road S of Ardlui. There is a long SSE ridge which can be ascended from the road up its S slopes or via its W slopes from the road 800m below the dam.

Finally the E ridge over the Little Hills bears NE and offers a descent to the A82.

Hazards you may encounter on Ben Vorlich [Loch Lomond] include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 Crags on or near ascent routes.
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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 Routes that include Ben Vorlich [Loch Lomond]
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1440 m 12.29 km 5 hrs Ben Vorlich [Loch Lomond]  An easy approach on surfaced roads and an easy route after the initial steep ascent.  

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Me at the top of Ben Vorlich

© Martin Grady

Image by Martin Grady

Me at the top of Ben Vorlich

© Martin Grady

Image by Martin Grady

Small toy cat & fellow walker on the summit, with Beinn a Choin, Stob an Fhainne and the mountains east of Lomond behind her!

© Christopher Styles

Image by Christopher Styles

Ben Vorlich (Lomond) Nov'13

© Mike Blake

Image by Mike Blake
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Keith Wood
wrote on
April 10, 2011
Ascended on a northerly bearing from power station in thick mist. Rewarded with clear skies and valleys' full of cloud when I reached the ridge. Easy stroll along ridge to summit where views were fantastic with only the the distant mountain tops peeping through the cloud. Took 2 hours from car park at Invenruglas. Ascended via the path down to dam at Loch Sloy. This was the 1st Munro of the day followed by Ben Vane, Ben Ime and Ben Narnian. Great day out 7.5 hours start to finish.
Steven Budd
wrote on
August 28, 2010
Nice climb the weather was excellent so great views.
Mark Flanagan
wrote on
June 27, 2010
Only 2nd munro (after Ben Vane) and found it fairly bland and unremarkable for most part. Poor visibility detracted further from experience, though the hill is certainly not undemanding. Few points when I considered retiring, but added to the satisfaction of making the top in the end. Took the reverse route: straight up the SE ridge from the power substation, off track for most part, and then along the top to the true summit. Came back down the steep track on the W side down to the road at the dam. Good to nail it, but won't be rushing up again any time soon.
James Corrigan
wrote on
March 14, 2010
Went all the way up to the dam for a nosey around.Impressive bit of Engineering.Went back on the tarmac road, spotted a short Landrover track.Took that on to the the grassy slope with a faint path in font .A Man made water bank leads the way up until it vanishes then you are in to steep teritory.The snow did hide the main route up for a good few hundred ft but soon found it and slogged up to the first summit in deep snow.Knackering( There are 3).Outstanding views but short lived.Cloud descended, it was misty on the 2nd peak.Had to get to the summit,seemed to take for ever in the mist.Job done.
Jason Glencross
wrote on
July 7, 2009
Jason Glencross and Jason Mullen walked this route ( 5 July 2009)and it was our second Munro, what a difference from Ben Lomond, few paths and not any people about, Loved it, but have to brush up on my map reading skills. Next munro is the other Ben Volich on 11/07/09

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