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Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

Postby norriew » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:46 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 28/05/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

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This was my first ever munro walk. I had read that this was one of the easiest climbs and thought this might be a good starting point. The temperature however was an extraordinary 25 degrees with virtually no wind. After about 500m I began to think I'd made a terrible mistake, this was not what I had in mind! I plodded on until I reached just beyond the second gate then decided I would go back. I plotted an area a little further up and stopped to have a drink, having made my mind up I'd be heading back. A couple passed by as I sat a little dejected and I began chatting to them. They sympathised, offered some words of encouragement and went on their way. After sitting for around ten minutes I decided to try and go a little further and did so successfully, using the same mindset "just a little further" and having a little break every now and then. I made it to the top much to my own surprise and was delighted with my achievement. The views overlooking loch lomond are absolutely stunning, views that I would never have experienced if I hadn't been so stubborn. This has spurred me on to try another (then maybe more).
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