walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Ben Lomond...again.

Ben Lomond...again.


Postby grahus » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:34 am

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 03/03/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Had a fantastic day climbing Ben Lomond on Monday. First time on Ben Lomond in long time, but probably the 20th time I have been up.
Warm and still from the car park. Climbed up the usual tourist route and stopped for a rest and for some warmer clothes at the snowline. The snow on the final slope and summit ridge was perfect, but still swapped poles for the axe when I realised the consequences of a fall were bad.
Met several older climbers on the route, several who had come over the Ptarmigan route.
The summit was cool and still, and I was buzzed by the Rescue chopper from Gannet, low and loud 30m over the summit...Great views all round as the low cloud had cleared by then abd the sun was showing.
A short lunch then crampons on for the steep descent off the Ptarmigan side of the summit. All the boulders/steps were covered by the snow which was firm but spring like in places...
A long descent down the ridges and tops of the Ptarmigan took me back to the car park and the end of another day out.
grahus
Stravaiging
 
Posts: 2
Corbetts:1
Joined: Dec 18, 2013

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).


Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online