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Ben Lomond- A more than agreeable little amble

Ben Lomond- A more than agreeable little amble


Postby soulminer » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:06 pm

Route description: Ben Lomond

Munros included on this walk: Ben Lomond

Date walked: 19/04/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

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After recent events and a cut-short holiday going back to work on Monday was to say the least a BUMMER!! - Only one day in and then two off- definately not a bummer :D My wife had requested that I don't disappear with my Bivi to some far flung wilderness, so I agreed- bummer again!
Having been to the Carn Mairg Group on Sunday with Doogz,Nelson and Al I was looking for a pleasant wee stroll in the sun for Tuesday- and possibly Wed( hopefully not a bummer :) ) Doogz suggested some of the Luss Grahams-sounds good,but decided on the view from my bedroom :lol:
After a wee nap up at the same as my wife(poor soul going to work- bummer, but not for me :lol: :lol: ) set off after sorting out the 8 hrs of a caffeine free bloodstream.
Arrived at The Visitors Centre around 0815, boots on and off up the Trade route. Ben Lomond was my first Munro- Aug 14th 2005, walking in from Kinlochard, over Lomond across to Cruinn a' Bheinn and down the zig-zag path to the W.H.way and on to Inversnaid- with a slight deviation for a dip in the Loch first 8) So this is the first walk up since then, and a different route to boot :)
A view from far away,
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It was now getting warmer, but the mist was starting to roll in took a refreshment break and a couple of photos
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Up over the rises onto somewhat flatter terrain and had passed three groups in that time , it was going to be busy :!: Spotted another group ahead of me and after a short time caught up with them, spoke for a couple of minutes then headed off up the zigzags and on towards the corrie rim.
The view back,
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The view ahead,
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More mist rolling in,
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The corrie rim,
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A short walk ahead and the summit looking lonely, a fine walk with fine conditions.
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Stayed at the top for ages, and the people I stopped to speak to earlier arrived. Talked for a wee while and the off down the Ptarmigan Ridge.
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An enjoyable route down with the sun beaming gloriously.
A few views,
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So tempted by this,

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The rest of the route down was certainly busier than the ascent , about 20/25 in all.
I was lucky, concidering the traffic, to catch this little fella( I'm sure someone will correct me and tell me it is female :lol: ), it was only a figure of speech :lol: A few of them about along with some rodents of an unidentified species.
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A hazy Loch Lomond,
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And a final photo from near the car park
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Changed and heading homeward for 12-45, that's what I can say is a successful mornings walk. Hope the weather holds for maybe another 2moro 8)
Cheers.
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Re: Ben Lomond- A more than agreeable little amble

Postby nathan79 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:20 pm

we may have passed each other without knowing it! I arrived at the car park about 12:45. Currently perched on my boot in rowardennan enjoying a coffee in the sunshine before the drive back to the east.
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Re: Ben Lomond- A more than agreeable little amble

Postby soulminer » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:40 pm

Were you parked near the council lorry, next to a green Chevvy estate?
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Re: Ben Lomond- A more than agreeable little amble

Postby ChrisW » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:40 pm

looks a beautiful walk, great report and pics, love those early shots with the mist hanging round the hills and the corrie rim :D
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Re: Ben Lomond- A more than agreeable little amble

Postby nathan79 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:14 pm

soulminer wrote:Were you parked near the council lorry, next to a green Chevvy estate?



My camera tells me i was an hour out with my time. It was just before 12 i got there and 12 i set off.

I love how a hill can go from being shrouded in cloud to sun-drenched in such a short space of time. Sometimes Scottish weather is a good thing. About to start on a short report and posting pics now.
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