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by fazerboy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:19 pm
Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond
Date walked: 27/10/2012
Time taken: 6.5 hours
Distance: 12.5 km
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The Masca Gorge - Tenerife
So I'm quite chuffed and feel its a great personal achievement for me and long may it continue... And all of these hills I have been prepared and really enjoyed
So... This walk.. And my second attempt, the weather forecast was to be cold but the sun was to be out, Ben Lomond is only about an hr away from me so got up early got prepped and arrived at Rowardennan about 8am.... Sun was just coming up and made a nice start.... The last time I was up the hill it was like the M25 with all the people that was on it .... This time it was pretty quiet... To start with, stopped quite a few times to take in the view( my excuse for getting my breath back ) and took some photos along the way.... Met some lovely people along the way and exchanged stories which was really nice and a good laugh.... Went past the section that I finished at the first time round which was a boost for me and kept up the momentum eventually came across the last section moving up to the summit... The last wee section is so breath taking looking towards Loch Ard (think it was) where there is a large rock face on the side of Ben Lomond .... Can't remember ever seeing this side of Ben Lomond ...really was spectacular , reached the summit with a big smile on my face and made myself a celebratory Pot Noodle with my jetboil that I brought along.... Yay lol, stayed up on the top for about 45mins to 1hr taking in the views..... Weather couldn't be better ... Was really chuffed, made my way down making good time a lot of people still making their way up and I was thinking about my first time up the hill and hoping that they don't get caught out in the dark, a few couples stopped me on the way down how far they had to go.... They did look a bit under prepared and still had a while to go so from my previous experience advised them to consider not going right to the top .... The clouds where starting to roll in and don't think it would have been a good idea for them.... Got back to the car ...felt like my knees took a pounding but felt all the better for doing Ben Lomond yay lol
Here are a few photos I took from the day....
by ScottishLeaf » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:25 pm
by fazerboy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:57 pm
by fazerboy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:58 pm
by dooterbang » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:29 pm
Nice to see another walker from the royal burgh. Pollyh33 the other.
Appears you've got the walking bug now
by fazerboy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:29 pm
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