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My 1st Munro

My 1st Munro


Postby brizza71 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:31 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 20/06/2011

Time taken: 4.25 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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My 1st Munro, choose Ben Lomond to star my bagging, throughly enjoyed it. Went up the tourist route being a newbie and came back down Ptarmigan Ridge.
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The start
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1st sight of the summit
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Mia waiting patiently
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Coming out of the woods
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The Cobbler peering over
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That part got the heart pumping :)
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Almost there
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Made it to the top
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Sorry about the backside but thought it was a great pic
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Mia posing
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Heading back down to Ptarmigan
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That was fun can't wait to try it going up
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Rest time
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The Arrochar Alps
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Looking back up
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Mia cooling down
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War memorial at Rowardennan

I will definitely be back to go up the Ptarmigan Ridge next time :)
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:14 pm

Well done on your 1st Munro, Ben Lomond was also my 1st Munro. You got a better day that me though and some nice photos into the bargain. :D
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby brizza71 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:32 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Well done on your 1st Munro, Ben Lomond was also my 1st Munro. You got a better day that me though and some nice photos into the bargain. :D

Was also extremely quiet for the most part which loved. Had expected it to be busier going by previous reports think i got lucky :D
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby anasta » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:36 pm

Well done on your first munro :) You got a good day for it, lovely pictures there. Love 'Rest Time' - Mia looks like she was enjoying all the views too :D
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby brizza71 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:42 pm

anasta wrote:Well done on your first munro :) You got a good day for it, lovely pictures there. Love 'Rest Time' - Mia looks like she was enjoying all the views too :D

Thanks was a great day even caught a wee bit of sun :) As for Mia i think se was a mountain goat in a past life :lol:
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby Paul_Antonia » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:41 pm

Well done on your first Munro. Great pics and it looked like you both had a great time. Antonia and I are making plans to start bagging some Munros but we are still in training at the moment, cycling and walking the borders hills local to us. Your report gave us great encouragement. Ben Lomond is a definite for later this summer and we fancy doing your route in reverse. Is the ascent via Ptarmigan ridge as steep as they say?
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby brizza71 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:25 pm

Paul&Antonia wrote:Well done on your first Munro. Great pics and it looked like you both had a great time. Antonia and I are making plans to start bagging some Munros but we are still in training at the moment, cycling and walking the borders hills local to us. Your report gave us great encouragement. Ben Lomond is a definite for later this summer and we fancy doing your route in reverse. Is the ascent via Ptarmigan ridge as steep as they say?

Its definitely steeper than the tourist route but i'd also definitely say it will always be the way i go up when i do it again and probably back down too. It just makes it more exciting and the views of Loch Lomond from that route are outstanding, weather permitting of course, with only a couple of wee scrambles that are excellent fun but easy enough for a newbie like me :D Good luck with the training and also when you start 'bagging' i'll look out for your reports :)
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:00 pm

What a smashing report! Really loved it. Glad you had such a good day. Well done :D
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby brizza71 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:58 am

pollyh33 wrote:What a smashing report! Really loved it. Glad you had such a good day. Well done :D

Thanks Polly, it really was a great experience :) I can't wait to get back out and bag some more :)
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby bobble_hat_kenny » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:33 am

Congratulations on Number 1 Munro :D ! Be warned: it gets highly addictive...
Nice report - you got a good day for it! - that photo of Mia doing her Monarch of the Glen pose is particularly fine :lol: !
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby dogplodder » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:38 am

Ben Lomond was my first too - only 50 years ago!

You have some lovely pics - reckon I'll have to go up again as I didn't have a camera last time! :D
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby coldwetandhungry » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:57 pm

nice day for your first :D
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby foofis44 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:45 pm

nice walk and pics! I went up on my first Munro about 2 weeks ago which was Ben lomond!
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Re: My 1st Munro

Postby CarTor » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:16 am

I'm planning on my first munro - Ben Lomond - in the coming weeks so your report has me counting the days!! :D
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