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Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:44 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 17/10/2010

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 974m

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After reading lots of walk reports on Ben Lomond, the overwhelming complaint was how busy it gets, well not today!!!
It was cold ,wet and windy, especially for the last 5K. View??? What view??? If you like mist then you would have loved this, the very few people who were on the ben seemed to emerge as if from nowhere. A wee bit creepy. It wasn't all doom and gloom, the even paths meant that we could run for long seections and make our descent in under an hour. I would definitely climb Ben Lomond again but would pay more attention to the weather forecast.

Re: Ben Lomond

Postby monty » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:02 pm

Well done Polly. Nice to hear you put in a bit of running on your trip :D I ran back off Ben Lomond and on one of the flatter sections I got a bit complacent and ended up head over heals :lol: I payed a bit more attention after that. :D

Re: Ben Lomond

Postby Fudgie » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:09 am

The last twice I've climbed Ben Lomond the weather has been atrocious. Hopefully it's a lot better next time.
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby shaunthefish » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:08 pm

Hi there
I took three 13 year olds up Nevis in July this year,,,they decided to run part of the way so had to keep up,,,,made for a hard but enjoyable day,,,so much for thinking they might struggle :lol:
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