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Ben Lomond 2012

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:48 pm
by 2dalmatians
So for the third year running Ben Lomond made it into my walk diary. This year Ruby and I were joined by my daughter Gaby, her friend Molly (both Ben Lomond 2 timers!) and Molly's mum and dad, Terri and Hans. The weather was glorious and the hill mobbed as usual (walkers, bikers, runners, dogs, tour bus parties etc etc!!!). Although we took a little longer than usual to walk the circular route including Ptarmigan it was worth every minute. The views were just magnificent and this year an added pleasure was seeing so many of the hills I have now climbed and didnt even know the names of last year or the year before (The cobbler, Ben Narnain, Ben Im, Ben Vane, Ben Vorlich, Ben More, Stobinnien and more!).

Thanks to Hans, Terri, Gaby and Molly and Ruby for the great company. :) :) :)

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The start at Rowardennan

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Terri and Hans with Ben ahead

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The Cobbler off in the distance

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Gaby me and Ruby at the Corrie near the summit

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Molly, Terri and Hans

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The final ridge section with theCobbler, Ben Narnain and Ben Ime and others in the background

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Hans with the girls in the background just a few feet from the summit cairn

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Ruby at the top waiting for lunch!!

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Ruby with the Ptarmigan in the middle ground and the arrochar alps behind

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A quick stop for lunch at the summit taking in the views before the steep descent down

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Coming down the steep bit!

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Hans, Fresh as a daisy ...after 7 hours!

Re: Ben Lomond 2012

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:15 pm
by soulminer
Was it not supposed to be Ben Cruachan ? :lol: Certainly an enjoyable day out, and the humanns looked quite happy as well :lol: :thumbup:

Re: Ben Lomond 2012

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:18 pm
by laconic surf
Nice one 2d. Great to see the family out supporting ruby (and you :lol: ) up the hills. Interesting to see the snow completely gone from the Ptarmigan, was really slippy going up on Saturday as it began to melt. A nice fun descent for the kids on the dry day you had I should imagine.

Re: Ben Lomond 2012

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:40 pm
by 2dalmatians
Soulminer, it was meant to be Ben Cruachan but I couldn't miss the chance to spend they day with my wee lassie. Might even get her up Cruachan next week!

Laconic, yes the kids had a blast coming down the steep bits! :shock: :lol:

Re: Ben Lomond 2012

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:32 pm
by basscadet
Looks like you had a cracking day for it.. I really enjoyed your report and photees.
This seems to be the hill to do at the moment :)