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First Snowy Munro- Ben Lomond in MAY!!

First Snowy Munro- Ben Lomond in MAY!!


Postby StephenT » Sat May 12, 2012 11:13 am

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 11/05/2012

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 12.8 km

Ascent: 974m

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Weather - Managed to find a 4hr gap in the rain :D , breezy on way up and gusty wind at the top.
Not going to write an account of the route, its very easy to follow from the start point.

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Ben Lomond from about half way up

The snow line started around 800, and with no winter skills or equipment except my "yaktrax" snow grips I was a little out of my comfort zone towards the top in the knee deep snow at points and how close the snowy path was to the edge at times.
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Snowy path

However - very enjoyable and good views at the top.
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Trig Point

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View from Top


2hr20 to the top. 1hr 40 to car followed by a 6hr drive home :(
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Re: First Snowy Munro- Ben Lomond in MAY!!

Postby Bod » Sat May 12, 2012 12:35 pm

Good one, it's a nice wee path round the final stretch to the summit :D
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