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A Local Hill for Local People...!

A Local Hill for Local People...!


Postby dooterbang » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:30 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 12/10/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 950m

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Four previous visits up my local hill , Ben Lomond, have provided no views at all! Sundays weather looked decent so Julie and I decided to take a wander up and hopefully, finally, get them mountain views!! Started at noon and went up the main East path, came down the Ptarmigan Ridge on the West. Very hot to begin with some lingering cloud, but that cleared and got some very decent views. Summit was very busy :shock: ! Amazingly first time on the Ptarmigan Ridge! Found it to be a great walk out with stunning views of Loch Lomond in front and the Arrochar Alps to the rear. The route is well documented so here is some photos of our afternoon local walk :)
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A great afternoons walking that wasn't too strenuous. Definitely one to do again, when quieter :wink:
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby rockhopper » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:21 pm

Nice day to get the views, dooters - looks like Julie's really getting into the swing of things :thumbup:

Fairly similar to you, have been up here four times in the past each time with a different person but have been lucky to get good weather each time - wasn't until the fourth though that we descended via ptarmigan - cheers :)
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:37 pm

lovely photos, great views :clap: :D
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby Johnny Corbett » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:59 pm

Otherwise known as the Weegie Hill :wink:
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby Silverhill » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:43 pm

Wow, that first picture looks like a fata morgana! 8) A great hill, but then I’m biased as it was my first. Nice to see what I missed. :D
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby dooterbang » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:13 pm

Silverhill wrote:Wow, that first picture looks like a fata morgana! 8) A great hill, but then I’m biased as it was my first. Nice to see what I missed. :D
It does indeed...now that I've googled it and k now what a Fata Morgana actually is :shock: ! Yep, you always remember your first...although I'm unsure :roll:


rockhopper wrote:Fairly similar to you, have been up here four times in the past each time with a different person but have been lucky to get good weather each time - wasn't until the fourth though that we descended via ptarmigan - cheers :)
Yeah the ridge is fab. Criminal not to do it again.
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby kev_russ » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:39 pm

Nice wan doots 8) Been up once before and got the views but keep meaning to go back. Take the wee nephew up his first munro and maybe ascend via the ptarmigan ridge!
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Beautiful photos, looks a wonderful walk. :clap: :clap:
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Re: A Local Hill for Local People...!

Postby tibo » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:58 pm

Your photos are amazing. Am very jealous! Went up there today - planned because i had taken annual leave and was going up there come hell or high water...........got both! No views at all! -shrouded in mist,cold,very wet and very windy. I see what i missed looking at your review. Will need to go back on a better day! :shock:
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