Ben Lomond - first Munro
by pruney84 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:53 pm
Route description: Ben Lomond
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 25/09/2010
Time taken: 5.25 hours
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 975mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Left home at 6pm with my dad and sister and drove up to rowardennan leaving to start the walk at 8.15.
It was quite cool still at this point so wrapped up and started through woodland track to the tourist route before catching our first glimpse of the challenge that lay ahead.
It was such a clear day and we could see for miles all around us. The going wasnt too bad although steep in places but the reward was some great views especially over to The Cobbler of which we got some good photos.
On reaching the Sron Aonaich Ridge the going got alot more gradual and easier for a bit and we were able to enjoy the views, as we started fairly early the path wasnt so busy at this point. When we got to the steeper bit of ascent before the summit we were finding it a bit tougher but just took our time knowing we were nearly there. When we got to the top it was windy and a bit colder but we were all overjoyed to have made it in a little over 2 and a half hours. The views around again were absolutely stunning especially down to the Loch
We had the summit to ourself the whole time which i guess wont happen all that often on days like this so made the day even better. We had been swithering over whether to go down the Ptarmigan ridge way or not on the way up but decided not to bother on this occasion just incase. We probably wouldnt have got a better day to try it but never mind there's always next time. After a lunch stop in a sheltered area round the corner we descended by the tourist route again which by now was living up to its name. Couldnt believe how busy it was and we must have passed close to 500 people heading up the way. So glad that we left earlier after seeing this.
A great and enjoyable day was had and can't wait to climb more mountains and munro's in the future
by mtliddle85 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:48 pm
Ive also just done my first munro and have to admit its a great feeling. Report reads well and you have gotten some great pics.
Happy climbing in the future.
by Cuillin » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:26 pm
That's quite a feat getting the Ben Lomond summit to yourself!!
by skuk007 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:33 pm
by pruney84 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:22 am
by Merry-walker » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:33 am
well done on your first Munro, there's nothing wrong with your route, you walk where ever the wind blows
Many more will follow, good luck, you'll find your own way....
by jwramsay » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:07 pm
by 2dalmatians » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:11 pm
by Creeno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:59 pm