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Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro

Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro


Postby pigeon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:43 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 26/02/2011

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

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After a few false starts finally got Ryan onthe hills and it looked be a great day in store weatherwise .We set of quite early and were on the go for about ten past 8 and ryan started to feel the pace early on.Fair play to him though and he battled on and made the top in 3 hours.The plan was to head down over ptarmigan but another walker warned us that the drop from lomond's summit was very steep and icy so we headed back along the path a bit and kind of followed a line which picks up tom fitich on the map and got on the ptarmigan path near there.This worked out well as we managed to body sledge a good bit of the way which was a good laugh :lol: All in all a good day for ryan and a good start to his training for his west highland way in April :thumbup:
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Re: Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro

Postby MancRockChick » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:00 pm

Great photos. Thanks for posting - I'm heading up tomorrow and the conditions underfoot thankfully look much better than expected. :)
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Re: Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro

Postby ChrisW » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:56 pm

great pics - love this one Image

thanks for posting :D
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Re: Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro

Postby Huck Finn » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:04 am

Cracking photo's and good report, still gutted that I could not make it.
It's good that Ryan has caught the bug and is already looking forward to his next Munro :thumbup:
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Re: Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro

Postby lomondwalkers » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:33 am

Well done to Ryan on his 1st. I'm hoping to take my mate up on Monday, will be his 1st also, so good to see there's not as much snow as when i was last up a week or so ago :)
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Re: Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro

Postby pigeon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:45 pm

lomondwalkers wrote:Well done to Ryan on his 1st. I'm hoping to take my mate up on Monday, will be his 1st also, so good to see there's not as much snow as when i was last up a week or so ago :)
On a good day ben lomond is a great walk but get up there early as it gets very busy 8)
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Re: Ryan 'the lion's' first Munro

Postby pigeon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:50 pm

Huck Finn wrote:Cracking photo's and good report, still gutted that I could not make it.
It's good that Ryan has caught the bug and is already looking forward to his next Munro :thumbup:

Looking forward to his next hill also Huck cos it'll be his turn to take the car :lol:
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