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Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!


Postby tibo » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:58 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 24/10/2014

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12 km

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Took today off as annual leave so pre planned this walk come hell or high water............. got both!!!


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Pier at Rowardennan


Started off reasonably promisingly! Stopped for elevenses while it was still relatively dry
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Started raining thereafter, high winds added to the cold and the views from the top were unrewarding for our efforts!

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Had a well deserved lunch at top in the rain, still pleased with ourselves that we carried on whilst watching a few who turned back! At least it wasn't busy.

Walked back down briskly as the mist cleared a little at lower level.

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Having seen some photos of the recent walks up Ben Lomond in autumn am very jealous- and have vowed to return in brighter conditions! :lol:
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby JimboJim » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:12 pm

Sorry, our weather wasn't kinder to you, Tibo, but at least it seems to have pushed you on to a good time and you managed to get there!

Jimmy
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:15 pm

Yip, it was an interesting day to be out today :lol: :lol:

Well done for finishing.
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby dogplodder » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:35 am

It's disappointing when the weather closes in but at least you got some views from the top. My last hill was Ben More on Mull and despite a good forecast we saw nothing at all! 8)
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby Jaywizz » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:50 am

Welcome to the (usually!) fair weather walker club! I joined years ago after driving to the north to climb Ben Klibreck. The weather steadily deteriorated on my way up, the wind so strong I had to crawl on my hands and knees. Then in my haste to get lower, I came off further from my car than I had planned. Not good.
The following day I walked up Cul Mor, lighter winds and below cloud level - a much happier experience!
Still it can be really frustrating to earmark diary days for hillwalking - only to find the weather does not cooperate!!!
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby dogplodder » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:55 am

Sorry just noticed it was on the way up and down you got some views and zilch from the top. :?
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby Silverhill » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:09 pm

Well done for persevering! :D No surprise Pudsey this time then? :wink:
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby tibo » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:41 pm

Silverhill wrote:Well done for persevering! :D No surprise Pudsey this time then? :wink:



Lol- no Pudsey ! Thanks for the encouragement though :thumbup:
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby 1gob » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:58 pm

who is that very handsome companion of yours? :lol:
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby tibo » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:59 pm

Jaywizz wrote:Welcome to the (usually!) fair weather walker club! I joined years ago after driving to the north to climb Ben Klibreck. The weather steadily deteriorated on my way up, the wind so strong I had to crawl on my hands and knees. Then in my haste to get lower, I came off further from my car than I had planned. Not good.
The following day I walked up Cul Mor, lighter winds and below cloud level - a much happier experience!
Still it can be really frustrating to earmark diary days for hillwalking - only to find the weather does not cooperate!!!



Crawling on hands and knees sounds a step too far for me! You are obviously made of hardy stuff!!!
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby tibo » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:05 pm

JimboJim wrote:Sorry, our weather wasn't kinder to you, Tibo, but at least it seems to have pushed you on to a good time and you managed to get there!

Jimmy


Thanks for the support :) - the speedy time was the need to get back to somewhere warm! :shifty:
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby tibo » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:08 pm

dogplodder wrote:Sorry just noticed it was on the way up and down you got some views and zilch from the top. :?


A taster at least for another future attempt to see autumn in its full glory :)
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Re: Note to self .......be a fair weather walker!

Postby tibo » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:13 pm

:lol:[/quote]
1gob wrote:who is that very handsome companion of yours? :lol:


Some guy that i met at a disco 32 years ago and has been following me around ever since! :lol:
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