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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, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,CoH,Mur,T100,P600,P500)
Grid ref:NN 36711 02856
Summit feature:rock outcrop c 4m SE of trig point
Drop:820m
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
Notes:
  • Stirlingshire historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 994 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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
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
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
A walk of two halves. Ascended by the superb Ptarmigan ridge route and saw two other walkers. Descent via the tourist motorway when I must have passed two hundred. Must be hellish on a summer weekend!Crib Goch16/09/2016
My only top of today but this is also my first Munro, starting from the car park in Rowardennan this 7 mile walk with 970m of climb can be found in Jonny Muir's book of UK County tops. The walk took 3 hour 45 mins and I went up the Ptarmigan path and down the woodland path.WAYNE ROWLETT21/08/2016
TD & C.Hill fog cold wind.This Dog20/08/2016
climbed with kirstyStejb0209/08/2016
There is not a ferry from Inverbeg now, so longer ferry from Tarbet. Glorious day, up tourist, down ptarmigan. The company (D, N, J, I) and weather meant regular stops for drinks, photos, views, so a slow day, but fantastic! Hot sun back at the Lodge and beautiful return on the ferry.callumorr01/08/2016
Honeymooncharlie brown02/06/2016
Honeymoon Hill!Laurainthelakes02/06/2016
My first Munro and actually my first hill climb. Totally unfit and unprepared so really struggled. Got to the summit, though, as it was for charity. Will do again at some point so that I can enjoy it.Thomas McIlvaney26/05/2016
Circularfrom Rowardennan, return via Ptarmigan Ridgeliljonb08/05/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac16/04/2016
A man had died while camping near the summitRobinPrince05/03/2016
In snow and galesRuth02/03/2016
From Rowardennan. Clear, sunny day with clear visibility. Not a cloud to be seen. Amazing views. Very cold.Stevend128/02/2016
Solo from Rowardennan cp, first munro, good walking but poor visibility, no other footprints on the summit, brilliant!bardolph08/02/2016
Tourist path, snow and little visibility, cold at trig point, great day. With David and Danny.Hutchie116/01/2016
eyenose27/12/2015
Zero visibility at summit 1st Munro!!KPvLSF22/08/2015
Climbed after damaging my knee on Nevis. Strapped it up and went up the ptarmigan path. Tough but enjoyable end to my first solo Scotland trip.Mc101p17/08/2015
Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan route.justin99915/08/2015
Walked up tourist path from Rowardennan in perfect weather, great mountain, Bagged Ben Cleuch later that day before staying in the local area.DanTrig13/08/2015
Started at car park in Rowandennan and took the main route up. Very boggy sections near the start, very windy near the summit. Returned the same way.Isabel08/08/2015
Anti clockwise circuitbigeffindavie05/06/2015