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Ben Lomond 4 seasons in a day

Ben Lomond 4 seasons in a day


Postby bigjimmy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:39 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 03/11/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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Just a glorious late autumn day, snow line at final 'hump' blizzard came in as I started it, joined by a lady walker we decided to stick together, approaching final climb to summit had to turn back horizontal hail/snow couldn't see where we were going, 5 minutes back down it cleared so returned for the summit rewarded with glorious views; snow on the ground, blue skies, blue loch with green and gold islands and surroundings, arrochar alps, even the wallace monument I am sure in the distance to the east ..fantastic day with a surreal element as I approached the summit to be met by a dog! then 4 heads popped up from the ptarmigan ridge route 2 of them roped as it had seemingly got quite scary in the blizzard!..met some very nice people, just the sort of day on the hills that brings you back for more.. :D
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wish i had a better camera!
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walked past this earlier in a white out!
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'the ptarmigan 4'
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