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perfect day for Ben Lomond and Ptarmigan ridge descent

perfect day for Ben Lomond and Ptarmigan ridge descent


Postby McGuinness » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:55 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 09/10/2012

Time taken: 5.15 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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Hi folks back out on the hills the day so decided to do Ben Lomond and it was a really nice sunny day :D

So at 09.45 i started my walk from the Rowardennan car park and proceded at a steady pace up through the oak woods then through the area of cleared forestry.

Once i crossed the small bridge and reached the open hill where some cattle where grazzing i stuck to the well made path and slogged up at a steady pace to the summit
was really nice at the top and not as busy as i thought it would be with great views to the Cobbler,Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime :D

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Re: perfect day for Ben Lomond and Ptarmigan ridge descent

Postby rockhopper » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:30 pm

You certainly got a great day for it - looks much quieter up there than usual ! ....and IMO you did pick the better way to descend - cheers :)
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Re: perfect day for Ben Lomond and Ptarmigan ridge descent

Postby Paula Hubens » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:33 pm

Woohoo, there were views! 8) Very nice. I like Ben Lomond and I shall return for the views and the Ptarmigan ridge.
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Re: perfect day for Ben Lomond and Ptarmigan ridge descent

Postby Fudgie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:37 am

I've been up the tourist route too many times and I keep threatening to go back and go up the Ptarmigan ridge. Looks like you had a great day for it.
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