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Ben Ledi

Ben Ledi


Postby David Lyall » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:21 pm

Route description: Ben Ledi

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Ledi

Date walked: 01/01/2010

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 9 km

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First walk up Ben Ledi, I wanted to do some walking in the snow with the crampons I had borrowed from Jake. Started at the car park just across the bridge at the south of loch Lubnaig. Thin covering of well trampled snow made it slippy from the start. Climbed up the south side found it very windy near the top with the dry powdery snow swirling around in the wind. After reaching the top I carried on along the ridge towards the Stank Glen, I came of the ridge to soon which made for a steep decent. Good day all round although I may need to think about heavier boots for the winter time as my feet were a bit tired I think due to the crampons.
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Re: Ben Ledi

Postby allansmitchell » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:13 am

Was our first time up Ben Ledi and with crampons as well, ball of feet was a bit sire as if we had cramp. presume it was because of the crampons, didnt have that problem with the boots before, maybe put them on too tight, trial and error over next few weeks I suppose.
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Re: Ben Ledi

Postby David Lyall » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:31 pm

My brother does a lot of walking and climbing in the winter you really need a heavey pair of winter boots to wear with the crampons
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