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Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan route
by KatTai » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:38 pm
Route description: Ben Lomond
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 10/04/2015
Time taken: 5.45 hours
Distance: 12 km
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Another walker came along as I was taking photos of Dottie and Millie and very kindly took a photo of us at the summit, a rare photo of me! I had been assured by several other walkers that there were no cows along the tourist route, so I descended that way. It wasn't a patch on the Ptarmigan path, but got us down. We reached the car at 2:15pm, and Millie got to finish her walk with a swim in Loch Lomond.
by Gordie12 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:39 pm
Hope Fly is back out with you soon.
Today was a great day to be in the hills but still pretty cool when I set off on my walk at 6am. Like you it was flat calm until above about 1000ft when at best there was a gentle breeze.
Been up Ben Lomond twice and couldn't see a bloomin thing, not a problem for you today - that looked great.
by KatTai » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:51 pm
The wind was blowing stronger on the tourist path up to Ben Lomond, but only for a short stretch. I was expecting stronger wind than what there was to be honest, I wasn't really expecting it to be so calm! I think I timed it right though as the forecast was for the wind to pick up later on. I was just amazed to have a few moments to myself at the top as from the other reports, and considering it was a very nice day, I was expecting it to be mobbed up there!
by hopper68 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:00 pm
by KatTai » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:03 pm
by rockhopper » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:27 pm
by KatTai » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:38 pm
by Beaner001 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:48 pm
by KatTai » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:09 am
by dooterbang » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:38 pm
Amazingly I only just walked the Ptarmigan Ridge a few months back, I descended it, and found it to be brilliant.
Great photos of the hills, and your doggies
by soulminer » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:11 pm
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by KatTai » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:42 pm
by Malckyb » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:31 pm
by KatTai » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:34 pm
Malckyb wrote:cant believe how little snow there is up there...great walk!
Yup, I was lucky! Most of the snow was easy to avoid and any that wasn't was soft snow so easy enough to walk through.
by Bubba Ribeye » Sun May 17, 2015 1:53 pm
The views down Loch Lomond and over to the Arrochar Alps from the Ptarmigan Ridge are amazing on a clear day!