A Local Hill for Local People...!

Route: Ben Lomond

Munros: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 12/10/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12km

Ascent: 950m

Four previous visits up my local hill , Ben Lomond, have provided no views at all! Sundays weather looked decent so Julie and I decided to take a wander up and hopefully, finally, get them mountain views!! Started at noon and went up the main East path, came down the Ptarmigan Ridge on the West. Very hot to begin with some lingering cloud, but that cleared and got some very decent views. Summit was very busy :shock: ! Amazingly first time on the Ptarmigan Ridge! Found it to be a great walk out with stunning views of Loch Lomond in front and the Arrochar Alps to the rear. The route is well documented so here is some photos of our afternoon local walk :)
















A great afternoons walking that wasn't too strenuous. Definitely one to do again, when quieter :wink:

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Comments: 7

An Evening Adventure - Return to the Trossachs!!

Date walked: 04/10/2014
Distance: 4km
Ascent: 350m
Comments: 5
Views: 265

Keeping it Healthy - A Trossachs Toddle!!

Date walked: 02/10/2014
Distance: 4km
Ascent: 350m
Comments: 11
Views: 462

Tick tick tick...Sunday stroll high in the Mamores!

Munros: Binnein Mor, Na Gruagaichean
Date walked: 21/09/2014
Distance: 14km
Ascent: 1400m
Comments: 11
Views: 435

Sun, Sea & Scrambling - Scorcher on a Scottish Island!

Corbetts: Goat Fell
Date walked: 07/09/2014
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 900m
Comments: 10
Views: 586

Summit Camping, Sunset & Sunrise...!

Munros: Ben Vorlich (Loch Lomond)
Date walked: 24/08/2014
Distance: 13.5km
Ascent: 941m
Comments: 12
Views: 605

Banking on a double - rookie friend bashes the Bookil!!

Munros: Stob Coire Raineach (Buachaille Etive Beag), Stob Dubh (Buachaille Etive Beag)
Date walked: 28/06/2014
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 900m
Comments: 6
Views: 611

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This is Scotland - Assynt 2014!!

Grahams: Suilven
Date walked: 28/05/2014
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 834m
Comments: 18
Views: 1375

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Loch Quoich Treble - My First Solo Camp!!

Attachment(s) Munros: Gairich, Sgurr Mor (Loch Quoich)
Corbetts: Sgurr an Fhuarain
Date walked: 20/05/2014
Distance: 30km
Ascent: 2020m
Comments: 17
Views: 1252

Time for Reflection - Border's Escapism!

Attachment(s) Corbetts: Broad Law
Donalds: Broad Law, Talla Cleuch Head
Date walked: 23/11/2013
Distance: 9.5km
Ascent: 570m
Comments: 14
Views: 1485


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Location: Glasgow
Occupation: Mental Health Nursing Student
Interests: Hillwalking, Running, Cycling, Cinema, Music.
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Kintail Lodge
Mountain: Stac Polly
Place: Assynt
Gear: Balaclava
Camera: Panasonic Lumix
Ideal day out: Early Start. Ridge Walk. Scrambling. Plenty of Ascent.
Ambition: complete a round.

Munros: 229
Corbetts: 26
Grahams: 7
Donalds: 10
Wainwrights: 18
Hewitts: 16
Sub 2000: 2

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