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Ben Lomond, My first munro

Ben Lomond, My first munro


Postby allansmitchell » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:35 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 09/11/2009

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 940m

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Left Rowadenan car park, 9am, cold and sunny with no wind.
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Rested 2/3 of way up for 15 minutes as I had realy bad headache, took some pain killers then plodded on
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Arrived at summit 12.30pm, spent 30 minutes having lunch and taking pictures
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Half way down our knees were getting realy sore with the steep decent
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Returned to car park 3pm, difficult but great day, My first ever Munro and other halfs 4th time up Ben Lomond, have a lot of catching up to do
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Re: Ben Lomond, My first munro

Postby sloosh » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:02 pm

Looks like you had a great day for it... and your wife(?) is still smiling at the end, so result!
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Re: Ben Lomond, My first munro

Postby allansmitchell » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:08 pm

We couldnt have asked for a better day. My girl friend was the one that pushed me on when I could have quit, no fun walking with a headache. But the views soon took my mind of the discomfort. Im sure we were both smiling on the decent.
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Re: Ben Lomond, My first munro

Postby skuk007 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:45 pm

Well done on bagging your first Munro, and struggling through the headache.
Planned your next walks yet?
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Re: Ben Lomond, My first munro

Postby monty » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:08 pm

Congrats on your first munro Allan. Well done :D

I must admit I would not be attemping a munro if I had a headache. I would have put it off for another day when I felt better. Safety is the main concern when we walk/climb these mountains.

Good luck on your next munro :D
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Re: Ben Lomond, My first munro

Postby allansmitchell » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:44 pm

Thank you all, proud as punch I got round to it, especially since I thought it would take me 2 years of physio before being able to attemt it. So a year and a half early (But dont tell my doctor :shock: ). Didnt set off with a headache, and felt being 2/3 of the way up I would continue after taking some pain killers. Never had a concern about saftey as my girlfriend is worse than a health and saftey officer when telling me off.
Planning to do the Cobbler this weekend dependant on weather, and how quickly my joints recover from Sunday :D
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Re: Ben Lomond, My first munro

Postby Milesy » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:27 pm

I am not a morning person so I usually have a headache every single morning I head off into the hills haha Good on you :lol:
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