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Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

Postby darren » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:59 am

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 06/01/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 990m

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That,s the dirty deed done. My first winter walk it might have been only Ben Lomond but to me it was my Everest. The weather was stunning not a cloud in the sky and we were lucky with no wind going up but got caught in high winds coming down bloody freezing. The snow line was about 800 feet then deep snow all the way to summit. Because there was no path to follow we stuck to previous walkers footprints which went straight up the face of the last steep face before the simple walk up to summit. Got stuck half way up so perfect excuse to get the crampons and ice axe out. Loved it. This walk is dedicated to my uncle campbell.
Last edited by darren on Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Ben Lomond

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:28 am

Well done on your first winter walk darren - looks like you got a great day for it as well ! :D I've only been up Ben Lomond in the spring/summer - it looks great in the snow 8)
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