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First Munro

First Munro

Postby IainWhite » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:42 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 27/03/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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Well may i say what a fantastic site,

Started walk about 8 in the morning with 3 work collegues, we were using ben lomond as training for the caledonian challange which we are doing in June, so we thought we would bag some Munros on the way !!!!

first section was really easy through the cut down woods and on to the path and made our way up the path by this time i was in my t shirt as it was quite warm, looking back we had some great views over the loch. We stopped half way had something to eat and drink, some welcome energy :lol: .

next part was really easy until we reached the zig zag path up thought it was going to be harder than the first part but we found it easier. not before long we were in the clouds so i new it was going to be cloudy at the top off the mountain, not long after that we reached the sumit and could not see 2 feet in front of us :( . We made our way back down the mountain on the other path, at this point it was a wee bit scary as the rocks were still covered in thick ice but managed it ok after that it was straight forward decent, came out off the clouds and we were met with the most fantastic views of the arocher Alps, made our way back down the mountain and back to the carpark, thought it was more difficult coming down especially on my legs, used muscles i never knew i had and paying for it :lol:

Now i have the bug, and hope to get some more Munros done, think the next on the list is the cobler, looking forward to that
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Re: First Munro

Postby ChrisW » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:56 pm

Great report and some cracking pics, though the first 4 seem to show a remarkable similarity :lol: :lol:
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Re: First Munro

Postby Stretch » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:05 pm

Nicely done Iain, welcome aboard!
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Re: First Munro

Postby LeithySuburbs » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:22 pm

ChrisW wrote:Great report and some cracking pics, though the first 4 seem to show a remarkable similarity :lol: :lol:

:lol: . Despite the above ribbing ;), really good report and pics :) .
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Re: First Munro

Postby dooterbang » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:25 pm

Fab first report with some stunning pictures.

4 times i've been up that damn hill and never seen a thing!!
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Re: First Munro

Postby kinley » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:32 pm

Nice one! 8)

You've even managed to take pictures of Brocken Spectres in pics 18 and 19 - there's a lot of folks don't see them for ages! :D 8)

The Cobbler isn't a munro btw - but it is a phenomenally great hill with a few adjoining munros. I heartilly recommend it. 8)

Keep up the good work :D 8)
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Re: First Munro

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:34 pm

Hi Iain,

Brilliant report! Loved your pics !!!

Polly x
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Re: First Munro

Postby PeteR » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:53 pm

Great pictures and a great first report Iain.

I'm with dooterbang. Been up Ben Lomond a few times now and all I have to show for it is photos of the mist and a good soaking or three :lol:
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Re: First Munro

Postby jonny616 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:12 am

Well Done Iain

If you have the bug there is only 282 to go now.
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Re: First Munro

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:26 am

Well done on bagging your first Ian, been up there a few times and was lucky enough to have a clear day once, the view is stunning, well worth taking a 2nd wander on agood day
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