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Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond


Postby hooch » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:22 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 18/09/2009

Time taken: 4 hours

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Well after a week of boring DIY etc, decided to get out the house for a while. Mate was meant to be joining me, but text at 3am saying he wasnt gonna make it!!

Anyway, left the house about 6:30am, and actually started walking about 7:45am. Started off fairly clear and headed straight up the tourist path.

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Its somewhere over there


View back over the loch beginning to appear

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Further up, the cover began to close in, reducing views..
Clouds deciding to chase me
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Zoomed in over the top
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Onwards and upwards the visibility didnt looks so bad, and with all my huffing and puffing i was hoping the clouds would be blown away!! Was also surprised by not having been overtaken by anyone yet.
Not much chance of a clear view, can maybe just see past the edge. Wind had really picked up over the last wee bit, but as i reached the last few meters, there was a surreal calm the whole time i was up top, saved the camera getting blown away! :D
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Time was about 10:15am and seeing the views were blocked off, didnt hang around long, couple of pics, some video (hoping for a glimpse of something) then off back down. All in all, was back at the car for just before 12pm.
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby HighlandSC » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:26 pm

Nice report hooch, shame about the cloud chasing you!

Note to self: Never get in a position where DIY dominates spare time.
Seems a few people on here suffer from that!
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