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Ben Lomond - Ptarmigan route - take 2 with snow

Ben Lomond - Ptarmigan route - take 2 with snow


Postby findhornloon » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:11 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 01/12/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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Second time up Ben Lomond via the Ptarmigan route this year, but a much more interesting day, great views with some fine snow on the hills - and some nasty ice. It's days like this that makes us almost forget the rain and wind and mist that we often experience on the hills through the year, at last a chance for some decent photo opportunities. Ben Lomond is a great hill to have on your doorstep for a winter climb when the days are short..

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Not quite Mt Rushmore, but some fine sculptured rock faces just below the summit of Ben Lomond.

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Great view of The Cobbler from Ptarmigan Ridge on Ben Lomond

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Arrochar Alps - Cobbler, Narian, Ime, A'Chrois and Vane

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Ben Lomond summit wearing it's winter coat.

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The Brack & Ben Donich ??

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Approaching the Ben from the Ptarmigan ridge

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Leo taking a break behind the summit of the Ben

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A rare shot of Leo & I on a summit

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Summit photo 1

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Summit photo2

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Looking back at the Ptarmigan ridge and Ben Lomond summit

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Back down in the woods this friendly Robin almost landed on Leo's foot, must have been real hungry.
Last edited by findhornloon on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:22 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: Ben Lomond - take 2 with snow

Postby mrssanta » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:09 pm

the first picture is amazing - looks coooold
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