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ben lomond

ben lomond


Postby bertiebhoy » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:37 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 09/07/2010

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 974m

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found this climb fairly easy but took me longer because i took my partner who normally does'nt walk any further than the car,she only done it to prove to me she could and in all fairness she did. also went with three other people two of which were roughly on the same fitness level as my partner.weather was not bad on the way up but near the top there was snow and ice.when we got to the top it started to snow and the visibility was quite poor although we did get a 5 min window where the clouds cleared and we managed to get some photo's taken. we made the descent down the ptarmigan ridge which was a wee bit steeper and longer but was more interesting than returning the way we came. was an enjoyable day and a good starter munro and hopefully will get to plenty more. :)
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Re: ben lomond

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:22 pm

Only 282 to go,enjoy your adventure :)
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Re: ben lomond

Postby Paul Webster » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:46 pm

Have you tried adding any of those pics bertiebhoy? :)

Congrats on that first Munro.
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Re: ben lomond

Postby skuk007 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:37 pm

Congratulations on your first Munro.
Get's easier now (that's what I keep telling myself).
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Re: ben lomond

Postby monty » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:18 pm

Well that will be you hooked now. And maybe your missus. You will both soon get hill fit if you try to get out on a regular basis. Good luck. :D
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Re: ben lomond

Postby bertiebhoy » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:21 pm

once i learn how to put pics onto the computer i will, but im slightly mentally challenged when it comes to technology give me a pair of boots and a walk and i'm in my glory. i,m defo hooked but the chances of my missus gettin hooked is slim to none and i'm leaning towards the latter. anyone willing to give me tips and advice i'm willing to listen thats on walks,climbs and computers it will be greatfully recieved. thanks! :)
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