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first munro done

first munro done


Postby sonic » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:27 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 21/06/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 13 km

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Hi all,
Thought i'd share my first munro with you and have a go at my first report as well.
Unfortunately its nothing too exciting to all you more experienced munro baggers
as its Ben Lomond.
Chose this one as i was doing it solo and knew it would be busy and the loch lomond munros
are the closest to home.
Left home at 10.40am and got to Rowardennan car park at 12.10pm.
Started on the tourist route at 12.15 and managed to get to the summit at 2.15
spent about half an hour on the summit and decided to head back down the ptarmigan ridge.
Cracking day and really enjoyed it.
A few photos of the day.
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Re: first munro done

Postby Jock McJock » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:38 pm

Nice one! This was my first Munro too. But was a horrible day so didn't see much. Been back since on a better day and it really is a great wee hill. Not done the ridge though so will need to go back again for that. That's you started now :D Only 282 to go :lol:
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Re: first munro done

Postby sonic » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:12 pm

Cheers Jock
Weather was kind on the day
Views were great felt the pictures didn't do them justice.
Quite busy hill and if i ever do it again will go up the ptarmigan ridge way and down the tourist route.
Next stop though Arrochar alps
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Re: first munro done

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:34 am

Smashing first Munro report. I've been up Lomond twice and seen nothing!!! Your photos are much appreciated- cheers! :D
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Re: first munro done

Postby sonic » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:35 pm

Thanks Polly
Now looking forward to doing some more :)
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Re: first munro done

Postby Morag M » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:43 pm

Well done on your 1st Munro, this was my first one in July 2010, did not do the ridge though, will have to go back sometime, what have you got planned for your next one :D
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Re: first munro done

Postby Merry-walker » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:13 pm

Excellent. Well done on your first. Nice pictures
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Re: first munro done

Postby sonic » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:53 pm

sarahkirsty wrote:Well done on your 1st Munro, this was my first one in July 2010, did not do the ridge though, will have to go back sometime, what have you got planned for your next one :D

Hi sarahkirsty planning on doing the other side of the loch next, Beinn Ime and Beinn Narnain are the two that i am thinking about, not maybe at the same time though.
Thanks Merry-walker.
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Re: first munro done

Postby brizza71 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:58 pm

Hi sonic i done Ben Lomond the day before also my 1st munro. Done the same route as well, think i'll go up the ridge the next time. I'm hoping to do Ben Ime and Narnian this week, good luck with your future climbs :)
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Re: first munro done

Postby sonic » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:16 pm

brizza71 wrote:Hi sonic i done Ben Lomond the day before also my 1st munro. Done the same route as well, think i'll go up the ridge the next time. I'm hoping to do Ben Ime and Narnian this week, good luck with your future climbs :)

Hi Brizza when i was coming down ptarmigan couldn't help but think it would be a great way to climb the hill.
Hopefully get Ime and Narnain done this weekend.
Read your cobbler report as well, was the first hill i climbed but that was a while back now
Good luck to you as well
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