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Our first Munro :)

Our first Munro :)


Postby lawlorc » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:59 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 08/08/2010

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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This was my first munro and must say it feels like a major achievement. You should take the path directly behind the toilet block and at the top, the views are fantastic, with the helicopter and planes flying below you - well worth the effort. We went up the 'tourist' route which was fairly busy (of course it was a Sunday afternoon) and steep in parts and took us about 3 hours. We went back down the alternative route via Ptarmigan which was very steep in parts and not for the fainthearted which took 2 and a half hours. We were fortunate that the weather has not been too wet recently as the alternative route down would have been much more tricky if it had been wet. Looking forward to shopping for some walking poles which are definately a requirement for my 'old' knees :D
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Re: Our first Munro :)

Postby walk aboot » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:07 pm

Well done, lawlorc, sounds like you really enjoyed your first Munro walk - pleased to hear you gave the Ptarmigan route a go too :) .

Enjoy your walking poles shopping :D .
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Re: Our first Munro :)

Postby HighlandSC » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:17 pm

Well done :thumbup:

Search for walking poles on here and you’ll find many debates on them. There’s also good info here http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/poles.htm
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Re: Our first Munro :)

Postby magicdin » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:28 pm

Wonder if Ben Lomond is the most popular hill for a "First Munro" ??
Certainly was my first away back in :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Our first Munro :)

Postby Paul Webster » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:32 pm

Well done lawlorc!

Wonder if Ben Lomond is the most popular hill for a "First Munro" ??


Almost definitely, together with Ben Nevis:
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/munros/most-climbed
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Re: Our first Munro :)

Postby lawlorc » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:33 am

Thanks for the tips/links above - much appreciated :D
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Re: Our first Munro :)

Postby Weeshazza » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:03 am

Well done. Ive not done a Munro yet. Ben Lomond on my to do list. Hopefully I will do it before the winter sets in.
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