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Name:Ben Vane
Hill number:76
Height:915.76m / 3004ft
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 27757 09837
Summit feature:rock outcrop near small cairn
Col:492m  NN263096  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL39S 364S
Observations:note cairn at top of gully 35m E at NN 27790 09830 is 0.52m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveys of Beinn Teallach and Ben Vane (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 748 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Great route in winter conditions as I didnít expect the little climb to reach the summitemily27/01/2020
Gavin Appleton Alex Heenan, Barry McGarahan. Finns First Munro. Walked from the National Park Car Park at Inveruglas. Had a rain shower that lasted 15 minutes on the walk in. However once that cleared up it was a reasonable day. Snow for the last 250m of ascent and a some ice on the summit. Nothing too bad. Helped a couple and there two dogs over a steep rocky section they could have done with ice axes. Summitted then came a little lower for lunch. Ensured couple got back down the steep section safely then walked out. Finn loved it especially the snow he was really well behaved even when he sent on the doubled lead at the top. thought it was getting to steep and slippy for him to be charging round I thought it best to play it safe. Back at the car by 3:30 a really enjoyable day.ian-e18/01/2020
With Debs & Tali, heading home. Parked on A82 layby 1km south of tracks start as carpark closed for the roadworks. Under 4 hours, hill path being repaired.Mountain Goat02/10/2019
C & TWaltzin Delilah02/10/2019
Boggy AF walk in. Followed walkhighlands route. Lots of big bags of stones on the 'path' for work to be done, though they made for interesting obstacles because it was either climb over them or tackle the bog. Met an elderly man who was doing his first munro since a hip replacement - can't believe the speed that he got down the hill! Walked with MS & AM.kateslattery9011/08/2019
2nd Repeatchalky195305/07/2019
Climbed from Inveruglas vistor centre, left work in Hamilton at 12:30, started the hike at 14:15, returned to the car at 19:45. Clear sunshine to begin with, overcast by the end, but dry all afternoon. Didnít enjoy the false summits, but this was my 66th Munro and the fourth in the Arrochar Alps.chillyman814/06/2019
Standard there and back route from Inveruglas. Quite a steep ascent. Clear on summit but rain shower on descent.knarf10/06/2019
Ben Vane in the clag. Foggy virtually the whole way up, with a few snow patches in places near the summit. Saw a few other people.Jonnyiom07/04/2019
From Inveruglas Visitor Centre, Loch Lomond (NN 32270 09862). Followed Loch Sloy access road before crossing bridge at NN 29865 09506. Soon an intially boggy path before reaching steeper ground. A few not too difficult scrambly bits near the top before reaching the small summit plateau.david23020125/03/2019
Parked in the car park opposite the power station on the A82 at Inveruglas. Walked along the road and then turned right under the railway line. Folowed the road up until it forks to the left and goes over a bridge, short distance later you can see the obvious path that takes you up to Ben Vane. No views from the top thanks to the clag. Walk took 4 hrs 45 min.Anglostark15/01/2019
Nice walk, steep and interesting. Few people out, mild and foggy.Capt Malbec27/12/2018
Up steep well trodded path. Boggy low down, rocky higher up. Top 100m patches of ice made short scrambles interesting. Good long distant viewscjo09/12/2018
The usual route from Inveruglas on a sunny day, great views of the nearby lochs and hills and an enjoyable hike/scramble to the summit.Chris Mac18/11/2018
n Vane & Ben Vorlich. Ben Vane 1st of the 2 for the day. Stayed at Ardpeaton. Cloud was at 900m very cold wind -10 wind chill. Inverugles visitors centres car park on Loch Lomond. Ran hills. Ice & heavy frost on top of Vane Ben though Vorlich colder than Vane. Use just Tailwind all day. jps66629/10/2018
Parked at Inveruglas car park and headed along the three locks way path to start the ascent of Ben Vane. Easy paths to follow with occassional small scambling sections near the top.Zoe Little05/08/2018
SoloChris Blake13/07/2018
with Ben VorlichHuwel16/05/2018
From NN 3180 0923, parking a few 100m's N. With Steve Smith. Nice walk up in thawing snow and some ice. On to the N Top.jonglew02/12/2017
Ben Vanekeithouk25/10/2017
From Arrochar via the excellent new path (Three Lochs Way) to Coiregrogain. Then a fine ascent on a good path. Pity about the weather. Of the two paths marked ascending W from NN295092, the southernmost is the better.Mark Jackson19/08/2017
revisit for beinn dubh, ben vane, ben vane north top, ben vane far north top, beinn dubh, from inveruglas cp, nice sunny hot day.robertphillips18/07/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem19/06/2017
From Inveruglas car park, up Loch Sloy access road and SW shoulder, then descended the same way. No visibility on summit.welshyboyo30/05/2017
From bus at Inveruglas, after to Ben Vorlich and down to Tarbet via cowal wayRodge08/04/2017
From Inveruglasquadbarrel21/01/2017
From Inveruglas - WalkHighlands' route. Dry and clear but extremely windy. A very boggy hill.Crib Goch11/09/2016
Walk from Arrochar via Glen Loin.trimarc224/08/2016
Climbed from south, descended to north and round back to Sloy damkdbennett05/08/2016
Climbed with Emma and Hunterian.monaghan12/06/2016
Boggy base, solid rocky top, small scramble on way towards one of the false summits!KPvLSF28/05/2016
Brilliant clear day - lots of soft fresh snow - managed avalanche risk by staying on the ridgewychwood09/03/2016
8th Munrolojzi86062126/09/2015
Good scramble hill.very eroded though. Done with Mike Mackie & Anne Brockmantallblond14/08/2015
1 of 3: From Inveruglas.ChrisR14/05/2015
Solo, fieldwork Uisdean2520/10/2014
Run up from Loch Lomond then down to Arrchar in pouring rain and low clouds. Good climb thoughmcbiydw211/08/2014
Took my bike along the hydro track then a straight forward ascent.Play2End26/05/2014
Flexi day hillwalking by myself. Beautiful weather and a fast pace made for an enjoyable day. Back home via Aldi to make Friday dinner.GravelMonkey18/04/2014
Glasgow hill walking club.Eileen O'Neil10/11/2013
From Inveruglas.rhalstead14/09/2013
Solo ascent following tourist path from Inveruglas. 4 hours.alexmaclennan26/08/2013
See bein Imepigerg22/05/2013
2nd time ascent of Ben Vane in glorious sunny winter weather. Hard snow turned a bit mushy on descent. With David M.Jhimmy18/02/2013
Night nav with Dave - snow :)From inveruglas 10.20pm, 3hrs to the top, two down. Met some marauding drunks at 11pm!Loz_mck12/01/2013
peri, nigel naylor, sno, long descent in dark off backlithosyork27/12/2012
Excellent views north, west and south, cloudy to the east. Last minute decision to climb so didn't set off until 12.30pm, passed 31 people on the way up and no one on the way down. Lovely Autumn day.andy14/10/2012
Started at Inveruglas, Ben Vane, Glas-Bhealach, Beinn Ime, Bealach a'Mhaim, Alt CoiregrogainPunkywull06/10/2012
Bernard Taylor's compleation; party of 16.richtea504007/09/2012