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Name:Ben Vorlich South Top
Hill number:2959
Height:783.4m / 2570ft
Parent (Ma):71  Ben Vorlich
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Argyll and Bute
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Simm, Corbett Top
Grid ref:NN 30397 11055
Summit feature:rock slab
Col:738.5m  NN 3017 1128  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50 56
(1:25k) OL39S 364S
Observations:cairn a few metres WSW is probably lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 120 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked in a lochside layby just S of Ardvorlich for a circuit of Little Hills East and West and Ben Vorlich South Top.PGCE25/04/2023
From Ben Vorlich summit via Near South Top.Adrian28/08/2022
From Inveruglas. Up to mast using track then steep onto ridge beneath South Top. Deep snow patches. Two Simms, Munro and Munro Top. Down steep to Ardlui. With dogs, Rick, Andy, Pat and Adrian.jenx21/02/2022
With friends I found at Munro. Lovely way to descend towards Inveruglas.lordtonult16/01/2022
First of seven peaks. Followed the Vorlich path and then up the grassy side to the top.JAdair9722/05/2021
See log for Little Hillscarole engel04/10/2020
En route to the North Summit from the Loch Sloy trackHirta30/08/2020
Dropped to col from Small Hill then contoured round to next col passing below crag visible from Small Hill. No established path but in good visibility a very pleasant walkOh no I forgot...27/08/2019
From the Little Hills, contouring around Coire Baintighearna. Tried to follow ridge path going S, but it kept fading out, especially when it got into very steep ground. Spiralled down Coire nan Each, over rough tussock grass, to mast - NOTE, termination of mast track is NOT where it is shown to be on my 50,000 map - not a descent I would recommend, especially in poor viz.Isbjorn22/06/2019
Faint path from Ben Vorlich colthekirkie pirate24/05/2018
In two minds about this because of high winds in forecast but in the event were much less - no more than 20-25 mph. Straight up and down from Loch Sloy track and good snow when I got to it and excellent along the ridge. Turned out to be a very pleasant short day.dickscroop24/02/2018
From Ardvorlich with Steve Smith. Good track initially to NN 3197 1131 then followed fence up till it veered north, after which it was just a steady plod over the rough. On to the euphemistically named Little Hills.jonglew03/12/2017
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
inveruglas ben vorlich, ben vorlich north top, little hills west, little hills east, ben vorlich south top, nice sunny warm day.robertphillips14/07/2016
MK HFB27/02/2016
With GHC. Back down from the Munro to the access road. Little snow this far south!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 slow access road, south top, ridge, trig point, true summit and back the same way.rum doodle 26/02/2015
From Inveruglas car park, up path to Loch Sloy, bagged summits then descended off the south shoulder.welshyboyo05/07/2014
Ran up from power station at Loch Lomond, onto south ridge, back down path. Quite icy on top.stever02/01/2011
Company: Martin Stewartiandesbottes08/01/2010
Vorlich & CTs circuit from Inveruglas RHW13/12/2009
Second time to bag this, both times up to aerial, with a proper map next time and better weather - back out with N & S tops and down to loch sloynordicstar31/05/2004
Sunny, warm, cold wind later, good views.iangalbraith21/07/2002
From CP nr Power Station, up south ridge, down to dam. With Fiona, Chalmers, No.37agentmancuso07/04/2002
NB. From Inveruglas by MTB to Coire nan Each radio mast then onto Ben Vorlich & return. Fine winters day & neve' at height.Vin30/03/1996
With the Munrohillsman01/05/1995
From Inveruglasrjf3530/05/1989
Solo from Inveruglas up to the Loch Sloy dam and then diagonally up to the summit. Bit of a slog although the view was worth it. On to N top and then a more direct route S taking in the minor top off the hill to join the outward route.NotReallyABagger29/10/1988
Ascent of Ben Vorlich from Inveruglasrjf3525/01/1987
Solos in very hot weather. I think I just went up the easy way straight for the summit. No record of exact route.sarahk05/07/1986
With two friends and my son Jonathan after staying at Crianlarich Youth Hostel (the old one - to be closed the following Monday). From the view point car park, Inveruglas. We climbed up the south slopes and over minor tops to Ben Vorlich Trig point, the main summit, and the north summit. We continued via the north end of Loch Sloy to Beinn Dhubh, minor tops and Ben Vane. Descended by the west ridge. Very hot and sunny.pwbellarby01/06/1985
From Inveruglas, after boat crossing from Inversnaid.rfoster15/04/1982
NH, JMY, CS, AT, DF, MM (Lairig) HFB07/01/1981
Ascended on a long distance walk, having descended Beinn Ime.JohnW29/08/1976
Alan Whatley05/03/2022
Sick Kid17/04/2021
Tony S27/08/2020
Dave Geere17/05/2018