Ben Lomond is officially the most southerly Munro on the list. However this does not mean that the mountain is low down the list in terms of sheer majesty or jaw-dropping views – particularly on such a beautiful day experienced by the group of 8 who set off from the car park at Rowerdennan.
The group split in 2 smaller parties, one tackling the route via the Ptarmigan ridge and the other via the normal “tourist” path to meet at the summit. One advantage of the Ptarmigan route was the relative serenity to be enjoyed with only a few fellow walkers encountered compared to a couple of hundred intrepid souls met on the tourist route.
After meeting at the summit the 2 groups then swapped routes for the descent before meeting up again at the car park. With the clocks due to be turned back to GMT next week this is a sure sign that winter is fast approaching and the weather experienced on this walk was a welcome bonus before the ice axes and crampons are looked out.
Before that however, the next club meeting is a weekend visit to the Lake District (Grasmere) in November with the pre-meet scheduled for Nov.14th in the Clydesdale, Lanark at 7.30.
Any new prospective members will be most welcome.