Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan
by steven65 » Tue May 04, 2010 11:04 pm
Route description: Ben Lomond
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 03/05/2010
Time taken: 5 hours
Distance: 13 km
Ascent: 974mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
I enjoyed it very much , this was only my 4th hill / outing and the 1st one with fabulous all round clear visibilty.The views to me were tremendous from the summit , clearly making out Stirling Castle ,Dumyat ,Wallace Monument the Longannet Chimmney, Dumbarton Rock,Arran & Ailsa Craig too which surprised me !
The views to the mountains north / north west were awesome too.
We went down via Ptarmigan which i enjoyed , a wee bit different to going up , although i was glad we did this route anti clockwise,back to the car park and a cold shandy in The Clansman before heading home. Smashing .A great day out.
Next outing is Sun 16 / 5 venue tba. I`m looking forward to it.
by Paul Webster » Wed May 05, 2010 9:33 am
by munrowalker » Wed May 05, 2010 7:39 pm
by steven65 » Fri May 07, 2010 11:03 pm
I`d forgotten to put this in the original post - whilst on the top having our "piece" a glider zoomed/buzzed very CLOSE over the summit heading out over the loch towards the power station.He returned 20-30 mins later as we were going down Ptarmigan, cetainly another different thing to have seen.
by LeithySuburbs » Fri May 07, 2010 11:23 pm
by steven65 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:21 pm