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a perfect day on Ben Lomond

a perfect day on Ben Lomond

Postby emmapeel12 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:13 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 09/08/2011

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 900m

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It was a perfect day to climb Ben Lomond. I travelled by car from Edinburgh so I left the city around 6.30am and started my ascent around 8.30am. It was easy to find the way up the hill and I was completely alone :) :) !
It took my a little bit more than 2hours to get to the summit. For some time I thought the peak would get covered into the fog, but I was lucky :D !
Since it was quiet chilly on the top, I only took a short break and made my way down again! On my way back I saw dozens of walkers climbing up :shock: .
On a nice spot I ate my sandwich and enjoyed the view, before I headed back to Edinburgh!

Since this was my first Munroe and it was my holiday, it made me very happy that I had such a luck with the weather :D :D !! Mountains in Switzerland, where I come from, are much higher, but the experience to hike abroad and the fantastic vastness from Scotland made it a event I can treasure for a long time :D
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Re: a perfect day on Ben Lomond

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 pm

Congratulations on your first munro, emma :clap: It's not often that you get Ben Lomond to yourself especially on a day with such great views. :D
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Re: a perfect day on Ben Lomond

Postby craighall » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:24 am

Well done, Emma.

Ben Lomond was my first Munro as well, though I made harder work of it than you, as I kept turning round to savour the views for too long !

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Re: a perfect day on Ben Lomond

Postby ndhudson » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:15 pm

Hi emmapeel12! :wave: Very well done! I would love to see some of your Switzerland hikes in the "Walk reports - Outside Scotland" forum. Congrats on your first Munro!
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