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Name:Ben Lomond
Hill number:32
Height:974m / 3196ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
County (CoH):Stirlingshire (CoH)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Forth, Leven (Dumbarton)
Watershed:Firth of Forth, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Land's End to John o' Groats, Firth of Clyde, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Historic County Top,
Murdo, Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NN 36711 02856
Summit feature:rock outcrop c 4m SE of trig point
Col:154m  NN397098  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL39S 364S
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Stirlingshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1140 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Fist ascent of a munro. Went up difficult steep path, descended the easy way. Conquered easily.munrokingkenny01/08/2020
Started at the lodge at the loch side. Went up the easier of the two ascents. Very busy. Cold at the top and warm at the bottom so I'd bring warm clothes.MrLemon10/07/2020
Starting from the Loch side we climbed the ptarmigan ridge in increasingly snowy and misty environment resulting in a whiteout, disorientating in extreme. Reached summit up steep ascent to trig point and beyond. an easy descent over icy then boggy ground.david.walker4006/03/2020
Went up via Ptarmigan then up to Ben Lomond summit and back down the tourist path. A nice sunny day with a cloud inversion over Loch Lomond.Chris Mac31/12/2019
Felt more like a day at the gym than a mountain trip - awesome path.Scmccabe 08/11/2019
From Rowardennan, ascent by Tourist path, descent by Ptarmigan path. With JAS.kdbennett27/10/2019
With E. Ferry from Tarbet to Rowardennan then tourist route. Although weather forecast was for showers it was actually torrential rain and strong winds for the entire walk. No views. Combined with a nasty fall for E on the way back down making it a 3 hour slow and painful descent not the best of days.Beeliner06/09/2019
Ptarmigan > Ben Lomond from GR: NS 35976 98565ronaldo33324/08/2019
Ptarmigan > Ben Lomond from GR: NS 35976 98565Hippster24/08/2019
with Jon Clarkehutonthehill01/06/2019
Up the tourist path then down the Ptarmigan ridge. Early start to avoid the crowds and rain. Great viewsGary Heath25/05/2019
974mThe Grouse09/05/2019
Easter Sunday walk with Susan, Max and Josie, Lily, Rosie and Scooby. Blistering hot day with lots of other people and dogs on the hill. 5 to 6 hoursalexmaclennan22/04/2019
A pleasant outing with Lucy in sunny warm and midge-free April weather. Windy on the way down via Ptarmigan.honey badger22/04/2019
Parked on road and followed forest track through Rowardennan Forest to meet up with standard path from Rowardennan Hotel car park. Acsent via Halfway Well, Sron Aonaich to summit. Return via same route.raymooremanx19/04/2019
From SYHA Rowardennan via 'Tourist Route' - very icy on the zig zags, then on to Beinn Uird.Isbjorn 3rd Round23/03/2019
From SYHA Rowardennan via 'Tourist Route' - very icy on the zig zags, then on to Beinn Uird.Isbjorn23/03/2019
Classic route from Rowardennan - up the Ptarmigan ridge and onto the summit via the NW ridge - very cold - steps verglassed and slippy - considerable fresh snow down to 100m - deep drifts. Had to find the line of the ascent route so just scrambled upwychwood29/01/2019
Cold breezy occasionally wetwullclark13/01/2019
First hill of the day w/ Pete and Joe, great views on way up, cloudy at top, walked circular route from Ben Lomond bunkhousepenbet12/11/2018
lovely mountain to climb but weather not so good at the summitdeb.thompson07/10/2018
Debs and Talisker en-route home from 2 weeks exploring in the camper. Missed the Ptarmigan and the 731 spot is named on the map not the 778, and it was to windy to head back up onto the ridge. Will be back.Mountain Goat03/10/2018
Clear, dry and quite warm. Visibility from Arran to everywhere N and W. Apparently it rained in Balmaha. My 2nd Munro.Nick Caunt03/09/2018
B&A. Unexpectedly good weather.Morning30/07/2018
early start parked up at Rowardennan at 5.45 am. Ascended via the ptarmigan route, the views this way are incedible. Found it an easy path with a wee scramble on the last section. Highly recommend it. I came off via the tourist path wich I found a bit boring. A fantastic round. Took trip took 4 hours and 48 minutes with a 15 break on top. My first Munro.Zoe Little27/05/2018
with dad in sun very busy.Friesidepixie19/05/2018
Hill raceKevthecat12/05/2018
Ran race, 2hrs 4mins, 7.77Miles, warm dry day with sun out. Very rocky path.supermario12/05/2018
From Rowardennan Car Park, Loch Lomond (NS 35946 98675). Out and back by the Ben Lomond Mountain Path, very clear path throughout. Cold & windy on the summit but amazing views.david23020110/05/2018
Ptarmigan ridge up, tourist route back. Chilly wind.squeegs10/05/2018
Group walk with GHA crew in training for the WHW.Chris Mac22/04/2018
Great views from the top, not too windy or icy if properly equipped.JohnStoneham29/01/2018
Ptarmigan ridge them onto top, back down tourist route,snow from about 200ft,with DaveHutchie05/01/2018
Up from Rowardennan, down via Ptarmigan ridge. No view at the summit, clouds, horrible blizzard that only seems to happen while we were at the summitsamfleming604/11/2017
Wet and cheerless daysteven ruffles25/10/2017
Caught the ferry from Tarbet to Rowardennan then Ptarmigan - Ben Lomond - Beinn Uird.Mark Jackson21/08/2017
First MunroCyclistno113/08/2017
nice walk up the never ending tourist path returned to car via the ridge, amazing views on way down and got eaten by midges at the carjmistry8606/07/2017
From Rowardennan via the Ptarmigan Ridge and Ptarmigan. Returned down the long tourist route. Dry day with a little cloud on the summit.knarf06/07/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem20/06/2017
Climbed as part of a 12 day visit to some of the highpoints of Scotlandmagirob15/06/2017
Davy & FayDavy06/05/2017
Walk with Paul Holmes. Had a sausage roll just before which was a mistake for both of us! We ascended via the Ptarmigan track and went down the tourist path. Amazing day - tapps aff weather. No one else at the summit and views for eternity. My knee played up towards the end of the descent.kateslattery9022/04/2017
First Munro!! With all the family.jpitches17/04/2017
with Paul and lancashire walking group rain hail snow wind and even a bit of sunshine great views from the top back down over ptarmigancolinfielding15/04/2017
TK Maxx fundraising for Comic Relief. Climbed up tourist trail, and back down Ptarmigan.AmyZAWA19/03/2017
ptarmigan, ben lomond, breac leac, beinn bhan,up ptarmigan ridge.robertphillips18/01/2017
sololittle al30/11/2016
Up along Ptarmigan Ridge. Snow from around 500m, deep in places, especially on the final climb. Very clear views on tophuwthomas10/11/2016
Solo sunny down along PtarmiganRodge10/10/2016