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Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan

Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan


Postby 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: 974m

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At last a good clear sunny day ! So me , Oskar my faithful hound & my pal Wullie were off to Ben Lomond.If the weather had been poor it was plan B .Luckily it was nice , arrived Rowardennan at 8.20am , 10 mins later we were off , up via the "tourist route" which was easy to follow - nice for a new comer like me.It was really sunny & warm going up , on arriving home i`d sunburn on my arms , a lesson to take cream in the future.
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.

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Re: Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan

Postby Paul Webster » Wed May 05, 2010 9:33 am

Good report Stephen. Not that often we get a bank holiday monday like that, is it? 8)
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Re: Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan

Postby munrowalker » Wed May 05, 2010 7:39 pm

Nice one, amazed you got the top to yourself on Ben Lomond! Its like Sauchiehall Street usually on bank holiday weekends!
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Re: Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan

Postby monty » Wed May 05, 2010 8:11 pm

Nice one Steven. I was in the clag when I done this one so its nice to see the views :D
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Re: Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan

Postby steven65 » Fri May 07, 2010 11:03 pm

Aye , the views were tremendous , far better than scotch mist :D
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.
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Re: Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan

Postby LeithySuburbs » Fri May 07, 2010 11:23 pm

Like your choice of headgear :D
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Re: Ben Lomond & Ptarmigan

Postby steven65 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:21 pm

If nothing else it keeps my heid warm eh ! :D
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