60 Shades of Ben Ledi: Thank you for keeping me going !

Route: Ben Ledi

Corbetts: Ben Ledi

Date walked: 14/04/2024

Time taken: 2.07 hours

Distance: 8.01km

Ascent: 797m

Well, it has been a while since I was here...back in 2021 :shock: :crazy: :)
I got more busy in my life as my daughter Cheyenne ( 11 years old ) is growing up and started to be more active in Sport. She did Taekwondo since she was 4 y.o., then switched for Athletics since 9 y.o. where she found her self really happy and pretty successful. For me it means to spend most of my free days to support her with her trainings and taking her to competitions, which I'm happy to do for her :D
Also I really appreciate our Family time more and more as we are rarely together because of our different free / working and free / school days so instead of going selfishly myself for I'm happy when we can enjoy the Outdoors together ( It does not mean I'm not going to do the bigger adventures anymore, just not too often like before.
Because of that I did not have time enough to do mountains as often as I used to before, no much time to do farther and do some progress to continue my Munro journey as I have 253 done, no many left, but distanced and longer days requires. I was never focusing to complete all the Munros as soon as possible and that's why I repeated some of my favourites as I just love to be there in the mountains...The same mountain never is the same in different part of year, different weather, conditions, views and feelings.
Have done Ben Nevis 30x, CMD 6x, Ben Lomond 7x, Beinn Ghlas 6x, Ben Lawers 5x, Ben Vorlich ( Loch Earn ) 5x, Buachaille Etive Beag 5x, Ben Macdui 4x, Cairn Gorm 4x, Glenshee Munros 4x, Mayar & Dreish 3x, Lochnagar 2x, Ben Wyvis 2x, Ben Cruachan 2x, Schiehallion 2x, Meall nan Tarmachan 2x, some more Glencoe Munros 2x.....Tried the finest of Lakes and Snowdonia so have done Snowdon - the highest Welsh mountain 5x always different route incl. The Horseshoe via famous Crib Goch...Tryfan, Glyders, Bristly ridge...Scafell Pike - the highest english mountain 4x, Helvellyn - Stridding Edge, Blencathra via Sharp Edge ( done with my son and my daughter Cheyenne when she was 6 y.o. ), Great Gable etc.
Some popular Corbetts more times as Ben Vrackie 3x, The Cobbler, Beinn a'Chrulaiste, Beinn Each etc., but most of all I started to do regularly Ben Ledi.
Ben Ledi is my local hill, only 40 mins of driving from home, it's a beautiful Corbett which is keeping me going nowadays, to keep myself fit a bit when I have not the time to go further and climb a new mountain...I can do Ben Ledi after or before my daughter's competition on the busy days as there no need the long driving time and long hiking / climbing time to spend. It's not a hard hill, but it can give me some proper ascent regularly and doing it during all year time in every season, every weather and conditions it may be challenging some times. Also by different routes and some extensions - all depends of the amount of my free time so sometimes just a quickie straight up and down, some times via Glen Stank, some times extended via Bochastle and Falls of Leny etc.
It's always special there, every time different and mostly enjoying the great company of my friends ( I can say now ) the Ravens :D :wink:
I have set myself to do a mountain / hill every single week to keep me going - so Ben Ledi is the ideal opportunity when not time to go farther. My last hike was Meikle Bin on Saturday 27.4., Strathfarrar Munros the weekend before and the last time I did Ben Ledi it was 14.4.2024 and it was for the 60th time :D
Some great memories and I'm really grateful for this great hill to enjoy the time out in the hills...

Here are some photos from the unforgettable times there:









































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Comments: 2

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Great Gable, Kirk Fell
Hewitts: Great Gable, Kirk Fell
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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa
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Views: 897

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Attachment(s) Munros: Driesh, Mayar
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Ascent: 857m
Views: 977

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Comments: 4
Views: 1768

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Attachment(s) Munros: Lochnagar
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Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Chonzie
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Ascent: 752m
Views: 947

Petr Dakota

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