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Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond


Postby thebaldfalcon » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:20 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 20/04/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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Ptarmigan left lomond right
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Nicky and Scott at lower basecamp
My first munro, left Edinburgh 7am, kitted up ready to go 08:45
weather nice for mid March.Joined by my son Nicky and nephew Scott(their first also)

Path up is very good all the way to summit,getting a bit steeper towards summit.


Once on summit be decided to return via Ptarmigan Ridge which for me
was the best part of the walk. the initial 50m descent was mild scrambling but no problems
great interesting path all the way down and very scenic.
Ended up about 10 minute walk along road from car.
hard to guage this as its my first, I am 50 and not fit but found it quite easy, legs a bit sore by end.
I have since don Beinn nan Tarmigan it was marginally harder but even more spectacular.
plan to to do Stob Ghabhar & Stob a'Choire Odhair this weekend and Ben Cruachan after that
(working my way up)
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back to summit from halfway down Ptarmigan
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the Cobbler ben Ime and ben Narnain
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start of descent onto Ptarmigan
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long way down,
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my first summit
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nice corrie, taken from upper basecamp
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looking East I think poss loch Katrine
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby monarchming » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:24 pm

Well done baldfalcon! :thumbup: Good pics as well. Before you know it your Munro count will mounting up! :lol:
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby thebaldfalcon » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:30 pm

monarchming wrote:Well done baldfalcon! :thumbup: Good pics as well. Before you know it your Munro count will mounting up! :lol:



Thank you, done 2 should be 4 by end of weekend, my aim is to do 50 in next 5 years poss not as hard
as it sounds, you would probably know better than me.
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby rockhopper » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:47 pm

:clap: that's you hooked - no stopping you now ! well done and a good way to descend - cheers :D
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby Fudgie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:58 pm

Well done and you even got some great views at the top :thumbup: If you're on Stob Ghabhar & Stob a'Choire Odhair tomorrow I'll keep an eye out as thats where I'm headed.
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby thebaldfalcon » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:39 pm

Fudgie wrote:Well done and you even got some great views at the top :thumbup: If you're on Stob Ghabhar & Stob a'Choire Odhair tomorrow I'll keep an eye out as thats where I'm headed.


now going up Sunday about 9am. am i close ?
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby Fudgie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:05 pm

thebaldfalcon wrote:
Fudgie wrote:Well done and you even got some great views at the top :thumbup: If you're on Stob Ghabhar & Stob a'Choire Odhair tomorrow I'll keep an eye out as thats where I'm headed.


now going up Sunday about 9am. am i close ?


I'll post on here tomorrow night to let you know what the conditions are like.
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby kevsbald » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:51 am

You have defo got the bug now...
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby thebaldfalcon » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:01 am

kevsbald wrote:You have defo got the bug now...


Sure have , cheers
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby Border Yellerbelly » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:31 pm

Well done on this. You've really started something now.
We did this as our first and are now up to 5. Walk reports in my other guise as half of Paul_Antonia.
When we did it we went the other way round and have to agree that the Ptarmigan Ridge is the better part of this mountain. Got some cracking views from the top too.
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby ScottishLeaf » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:56 pm

This was my first Munro too in February.Gave me the hill walking bug too and we had very restricted views from the top. Was great fun though. Good luck on the rest of your climbs!
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