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Name:Ben Vorlich
Hill number:71
Height:943m / 3094ft
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
County (CoH):Dunbartonshire (CoH)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Historic County Top,
Murdo
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,CoH,Mur,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NN 29513 12467
Summit feature:cairn on rocky outcrop
Drop:632m
Col:311m  NN285149  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50 56
(1:25k) OL39N OL39S 364N 364S
Observations:higher than trig point 150m SE at NN 29585 12300
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Notes:
  • Dunbartonshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 646 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
SOLO. Up from Inveruglas via the Loch Sloy dam road. The weather started and ended well but rain and low cloud were the dominant. Path was steep as described but easy to follow and a few other walkers out on the hill.Buck27/08/2018
Decended Ben Vane by making our own route down heading towards the Dam. Crossed over the loch Sloy dam to ascend a vertical hard climb which had the legs screaming all the way up Ben Vorlich! No route to follow just make your own line up. amazing views.Zoe Little05/08/2018
Seven mile county top walk from Ardlui taking around five hours, the hotel is willing to let hillwalkers park in there second carpark on the other side of road but not in the main carpark. There also then handy for a post drink. The route was gentle for a top over 3000ft much better than the slog Iíve seen on YouTube going up from Loch Sloy.WAYNE ROWLETT24/07/2018
First visit in 38 years!thekirkie pirate24/05/2018
M2Dave Geere17/05/2018
with Ben VaneHuwel16/05/2018
Dianne Scorgie & Linda Lawson. Snow on summit saw ravens & midges. Fantastic weather with 360 degree views of snow capped mountainsLizzieG01/04/2018
From Ardvorlich via the South Top and the Little Hills. On to the N Top and the 2 Stob's before dropping down the Ardlui rly stn.jonglew03/12/2017
Ben Vorlichkeithouk23/10/2017
A circuit of BV's tops from Ardlui: Stob nan Coinnich Bhacain via the steepish grassy gully on the south - BV North Top - BV - BV South Top - an improvised traverse, helped by a deer track half the way to West Little Hill - East Little Hill - a descent ending in sustained wading through waist high grasses and bracken above Stuckendroin.Nick Down109/09/2017
Up south ridge and down to lochemily04/08/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem14/06/2017
From bus at Inveruglas, then to Ben Vane and down to Tarbet via cowal wayRodge08/04/2017
cold wet day - solo ascent from Inveruglus - deliberately off path and up the steep SE side to gain the ridge - followed N to summit - good snow higher up - blizzard-like showers - temp whiteout - path to S downwychwood20/03/2017
With James. Deep fresh snow. Brochen Spectre.Aimless Rambler19/11/2016
From Ardluikdbennett04/11/2016
From Inveruglas. The path up the mountain leaves the road 1KM before the dam just after the point where the electricity line and road meet. Steep climb sadly just the top in mist. With Dorothy, Nat and Jordan.callumorr31/07/2016
inveruglas ben vorlich, ben vorlich north top, little hills west, little hills east, ben vorlich south top, nice sunny warm day.robertphillips14/07/2016
11th Munrolojzi86062118/03/2016
MKUisdean2527/02/2016
Asended in snow from Inveruglas. Difficult navigation with snow covering path and cloud coming and going. Fortunate to get views from top.quadbarrel27/12/2015
SoloShutterlag23/05/2015
With GHC from Inveruglas. Icy path to summit, clear and sunny views. Troublesome descent over southern top back to access road.Play2End15/03/2015
First time on this top, second time on ben vorlich, 3 in party, approx 12km round from the cp, wet snow, deep in places then a freeze with snow, hail and 25 mins crouched on the ground in a strong squall. loch sloy access road, south top, ridge, trig point, true summit and back the same way.rum doodle 26/02/2015
Weather fair with snow on ascent.MountainMac07/02/2015
From Inveruglas car park, up path to Loch Sloy, bagged summits then descended off the south shoulder.welshyboyo05/07/2014
From Inveruglas, Ben Vorlich and NT.rhalstead29/06/2014
Early start on my own from my parents, beautiful conditions with lots of good walking snow at the top. lots of fun.GravelMonkey29/12/2013
Short solo break in Ardlui. 4.30pm drop off so flew up Ben Vorlich taking in Stob nan C. Bhacain and Little Hills in 4hrs. Path not distinct all the way up (blunder up from dam). There are problems getting off the NE end of Stuc na Nughinn. Interesting Munro though.Mark Jackson17/07/2013
Solo ascent with Jennie, Holly and Abbie. From Inveruglas via Loch Sloy tourist path. Fresh wind. A little low cloud but quite sunny on top. Almost no snow now. 4 1/2 hours but would have been 4 if I had found the path from the outset.alexmaclennan20/04/2013
264th - Solo - walk through from Arrochar to Ardlui. V. cold, light snow fall for a few hours around midday.RGibbs10/11/2012
Cold, wet, windybenstacey18/08/2012
my final munro with reneerobertphillips08/07/2012
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21085basscadet04/05/2012
A late start at 1pm and an overnight nearby. Boggy and wet from Ardlui with no obvious path for the first hour - partly due to the bracken cover. Missed the path at the col on the way back. Back just 30 mins before darkness - a tired EJSRoblex04/09/2011
Climbed from Inveruglas via Loch Sloy. Gorgeous early morning with mist over Loch Lomond. Summit marked by large cairn to the North of the Trig Point.isabelle01/09/2011
From Ardlui and approached summit from the north. Good views down the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig.Windy Corner23/07/2011
With three others, late evening ascent from Inveruglas carpark, onto quarry road and straight up into coire nan each, did some bouldering then up to the west ridge and followed path to summit. Came down tourist route which was heavily eroded, and steep!Loz_mck28/06/2011
Estimated date but was a rather blustery day in mid-May. This is the Loch Lomond Ben Vorlich. Great views despite the breeze. Just about got blown away on the way down, though.bobblehat_kenny15/05/2011
Estimated date but was a rather blustery day in mid-May. This is the Loch Lomond Ben Vorlich. Great views despite the breeze. Just about got blown away on the way down, though. Slightly confusing summit environs, but had a good wander round and definitely bagged the true summit.milngavie_kenny15/05/2011
From Inveruglas via the south ridgedavidpettit8402/05/2011
ran with jo, snow and clag from the coll.tom smith12/02/2011
ran with tom, snowy and tricky underfoot.josie12/02/2011
Ran up from power station at Loch Lomond, onto south ridge, back down path. Quite icy on top.stever02/01/2011
MC JCMartin6625/11/2010
with davemn2325/10/2010
Climbed with Maggie on dry day if cold wind on summit ridge. Had been blown off the hill on 21st Oct by powerful gusts.Ascended this time from near Loch Sloy reservoir by much easier path.dave neilson25/10/2010
Ascended from Loch Sloy and great view from summitWayne Mac08/05/2010
Ardlui station to Ben Vorlich, Ben Vane, Ben Ime, Beinn Narnain and Tarbert station. Day 30 of 59 for all Munros. 20km, +/-2400m, 9 hours.PGCE10/04/2010
good snow after 2500ft....super view of Ailsa Craig..the Cruachans et al....ascent just before loch sloygeoffreybbb13/02/2010