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30 years revisited
by luckyguy68 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:04 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 15/04/2012
Time taken: 4.1 hours
Distance: 12.3 km
Ascent: 990mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Firstly, the route was pretty much as i remembered it. Secondly, cant remember there been been as many people climbing it in 1982. There were zillions of them on the hill today. Im pretty sure there were less folk walking along princes street today!! If there was one thing i didnae need was to pull out my map and compass You simply had to follow the guy in front of you, most of whom were wearing white trainers . Anyway, obviosly i exaggerate somewhat, but you get my drift as to the traffic flow issue.
Another thing that surprised me was no parking charges. The meters were covered up despite a seasonal sign saying they were meant to be opened 1st April. Financial regneration money lost council folks as the car park was heaving by the time i got back.
Not a great deal to say about the actual walk though i'm starting to get a bit peed off with time, effort and money going into restoring pathways only for the masses to skip round them and make additional dents on the already scarred landscape. Don't know if this is my OCD kicking in or whether im right to be trying to keep to the designated paths?
I stayed at the summit for a quick bite to eat once i had negotiated around the various parties to find a decent spot. On the descent i passed numerous people asking me how far was it to the top". Some turned back when i told them they only had an hour to go . Classic question though had to be "Is it uphill all the way"? In fairness though it was good to see so many enjoying our beautiful countryside. It took me four hours and ten minutes from start to finish though i was passed by several people who clearly were uninterested in savouring the scenery around them . The weather conditions and view today were superb. On planning my next walk me thinks i will be heading the Arrochar alps.
by Johnny Corbett » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:43 pm
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