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All by myself.... on Ben Lomond in June???
by mountain-ju-drop » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:49 pm
Route description: Ben Lomond
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 20/06/2011
Time taken: 4 hours
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After a few zig zag climbs the "ridge" is reached.
Looking ahead mist is gathering around the summit - I press on hoping to avoid the worst of it.
The rest of the walk was in the white stuff - very dry but no visibility.
Not sure if the fact that I couldn't see down helped or hindered me - felt a little exposed for a few moments - it hit me then that my dreams to complete all of the Munros may be a tad optimistic - but hey, no point worrying about that yet, plently to do along the way.
I hung about for a bit to see if it would clear as the sun was trying to burn it off but think I would have had to wait over an hour - so had my tea and headed off down the tourist path. Guess I will have to go back!
About half an hour down I started passing a stream of people going up - they would prob get to see the views
Back to the car and, although such a shame to have missed the views, I loved being up there alone!
And home in time for lunch and Wimbledon
by ChrisW » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:01 pm
by mountain-ju-drop » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:18 pm
Love the Orchids. I suggest this will not be the first or last munro where you see nothing from the summit We have all been there. Don't worry about compleating just enjoy as you bag them Nice photos.
by mountain-ju-drop » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:59 pm
monty wrote: I suggest this will not be the first or last munro where you see nothing from the summit We have all been there.
Thanks Monty. Yes we have already been on several summits in the cloud - thought I had the weather sussed on this one tho! But you never can tell.
by kinley » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:02 pm
And you were
It was heaving last time I was there
by chickadee » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:10 pm
by mountain-ju-drop » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:06 pm
chickadee wrote:It looks very peaceful and the orchids are gorgeous. I'd be afraid if I couldn't see where I was going! One of my Munro fears, as a newbie.
Finding the path isn't a much of a problem on Ben Lomond !! but yes it is very disorientating to find yourself in cloud
by icemandan » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:18 pm
by skuk007 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:20 pm
by Rossco » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:46 pm