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Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan


Postby brizo67 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:48 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 11/04/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

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This is my first ever walk report on this site so if im a bit brief with the details i apologise.
We decided to do a Munro on Sunday,picked Ben Lomond again because the weather forecast was for a sunny day and the last time we done it,it was raining,thunder and lightning and hail so all in all not a good day and there were limited views from the top,well what can i say,Sunday,the weather was fantastic the cloud cover non existent and the views from the top were magnificent,what a day! 8)
Came back down via Ptarmigan and although it was a bit dicey at the start,there was still some lying snow on the slopes but the views of Loch Lomond were great,im glad we done it and will probably do it again.
when i wrote this i had'nt downloaded any photos but if you scroll down in this post you will see them . :D
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby mountain coward » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:23 pm

That was exactly the route we did - I prefer to do a round to an out-and-back. We didn't have snow though so the clamber down the north of the summit was easy...
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby brizo67 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:09 pm

At the start of the climb down from the top it had snow and a bit of ice,it was a bit tricky but if you took your time to assess the route it was ok.But the views on Sunday were brill!!!!! 8)
You really get a better view of the Loch from Ptarmigan.
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby mountain coward » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:17 pm

Plus it's nice and quiet :D
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby brizo67 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:43 pm

Yes,so i noticed,the tourist path was very busy.
There were a few people going down Ptarmigan but it was relatively quiet,plenty of time to take some photos and just take in the views..... :D :D
Did spot a few people sunbathing further down.. :lol:
Again i will post some photos later.
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby mountain coward » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:49 pm

Hope the sunbather's have got their clothes on then - this is a family website! :D :lol:
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby brizo67 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:32 pm

if they did'nt i would have used up all my photos on them :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
only on the ladies of course..!!!!! 8)
but seriously if we only got weather like that on a regular basis,why would you go abroad??
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby brizo67 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:49 pm

here are a few photos from this walk assuming ive got it right...

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Thats me in the red shirt staring at the abyss... :D :D
Is that gordon ordering a pizza??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Big Wullie posing for the camera as usual... :lol:

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snow at the top

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view of Ptarmigan

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great view of Loch Lomond from the top.

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just a few people at the top,standing room only eh?... :D

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tricky start from the top to Ptarmigan

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view towards Ben Nevis.(so im told!)

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gordon and big wullie sharing a joke? When is that pizza coming???
:lol: :lol: :eh:
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more views from top

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all photos courtesy of dave here,will post my own when i get them downloaded from my camera. 8)

as promised some of my own photos;

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me at the top

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lonely figure or just not talking to anyone?? :D

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more views from Ptarmigan

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Big Wullie,ever the poser!!!


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Ben More&Stob Binnein 8)
Last edited by brizo67 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:02 pm, edited 18 times in total.
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby fingeez » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:51 pm

Doesnt look like your pics are working Brizo67 :(
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby brizo67 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:23 pm

can only get a few photos to upload,don't know what the problem is,i am posting them from photobucket,anyone got any suggestions? :?
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby fingeez » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:34 pm

Yeah will be easier when your doing the report to scroll down to the bottom of the page and theres abit that says upload picture or map and use that section theres works perfect :)
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby brizo67 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:38 pm

thanks fingeez,i will give it a try
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby DonnyW » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:39 pm

Yup. I know whats wrong brizo67 ..you are not putting the correct codes around your image links to photobucket

For example take the first image you posted..

[img][IMG]http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu178/tclubhillwalking/Ben%20Lomond%20April%202010/DSC_0987.jpg[/img] [/img]

You have one to many [img]’s before the http

It should read [img]http… etc …etc … etc

You also have one [/img] to many at the end of the.jpg

It should read etc..etc..etc .jpg[/img]

Hope that makes sense because I cant type it out correctly or you wont see the writing..only the photo ..like this

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Ps..make sure you don’t have any blank spaces between the [img]and%20http%20or%20the%20.jpg[/img]

Good luck..do it once and you will have it cracked forever ..its like riding a bike :-D
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby fingeez » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:39 pm

No probs :)
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Re: Ben Lomond and back down Ptarmigan

Postby brizo67 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:48 pm

thanks DonnyW,
the pics are loaded now,now that i know what to do i will post more later,hope everyone enjoys the views i know i did.
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