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Name:Ptarmigan
Hill number:2949
Height:778m / 2552ft
Parent (Ma):32  Ben Lomond
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Simm, Corbett Top
(Tu,Sim,CT)
Grid ref:NN 36047 02849
Summit feature:rock
Drop:33m
Col:745m  NN361029  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL39S 364S
Observations:rocks 50m S at NN 36049 02797 may be as high
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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
From Rowardennan, ascent by Tourist path, descent by Ptarmigan path (via Ptarmigan summit).kdbennett27/10/2019
Ptarmigan > Ben Lomond from GR: NS 35976 98565ronaldo33324/08/2019
Ptarmigan > Ben Lomond from GR: NS 35976 98565Hippster24/08/2019
Completed en route up to Ben Lomondpenbet12/11/2018
From Rowardennan car parksqueegs10/05/2018
From Rowardennan, very windy so didn't proceed to Ben Lomond as planned.JohnStoneham28/01/2018
Caught the ferry from Tarbet to Rowardennan then Ptarmigan - Ben Lomond - Beinn Uird. The carefully restored path over Ptarmigan is a joy every step of the way.Mark Jackson21/08/2017
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
On the route to my first Munro Ben LomondYanndroid08/05/2017
Descending from Ben Lomond on a beautiful dayjpitches17/04/2017
with Paul on way back down from Ben Lomondcolinfielding15/04/2017
After climbing Ben Lomond, came down Ptarmigan trail.AmyZAWA19/03/2017
ptarmigan, ben lomond, breac leac, beinn bhan,up ptarmigan ridge.robertphillips18/01/2017
En route to Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan ridgeCrib Goch16/09/2016
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
Weather fair.MountainMac16/04/2016
anti clockwise loop from rowardennan, solo.bardolph08/02/2016
eyenose27/12/2015
Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan route.justin99915/08/2015
Completed on ascent of Ben Lomond. Good views to summit and down Loch Lomond, with some cloud inversion in glens and over loch.quadbarrel16/11/2014
From Rowardennan on the descent from Ben Lomand.welshyboyo03/07/2014
Solo (field work) Uisdean2511/03/2014
From Rowardennan. Ptarmigan path up to Ptarmigan then Ben Lomond. Back down along the tourist path, with a diversion across to Ben Lomond - Breac Leac. Bright/sunny. Cloud on the top 30m of Ben Lomond while I was there.PaulH20/05/2013
From Rowardennan, via Ptarmigan and down the tourist path. Cloud above 600mdavidpettit8423/10/2012
Short diversion to bag this between Ben Lomond and Cruinn a' Bheinn.campagvelocet25/06/2012
Glasgow and Lancaster Walk. Took dogs. Came off Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan Ridgealexmaclennan29/02/2012
from improved car park at end of road. ptarmigan first.. surely the better way to do the munro..stig_nest29/06/2011
Lack of path suggests most Ben Lomond bound walkers don't make the diversion to this pleasant little top with excellent views Nandy13/08/2010
With Ben Lomond and Emma.Langbank 12/07/2010
Up the Ptarmigan, then down main pathtcrannoch22/05/2010
on the way down Ben Lomond in the snow.Mavern02/04/2010
With Dale and Chris Herbertrambler_gary31/12/2009
From Rowardennan.Wheelsy24/08/2009
With Jim M.bowzi19/03/2009
with Ben Lomond(qv), a real must do.pwheeler20/06/2008
Solo.Dangerous Dave13/06/2008
Crossed on the way down from Ben Lomond.Windy Corner17/06/2007
Nice way off Ben Lomond & a short deviation while doing the West Highland Waysignyred18/05/2007
Estimated date - done solo on descent from Munro.Aimless Rambler05/07/2006
Bagged during one of ascents of Ben LomondThearlaichdubh01/07/2006
Done coming off Ben LomondWayne Mac15/07/2005
Solo Uisdean2526/03/2005
Always climbed with Ben Lomond, I prefer to ascend via Ptarmigan Ridge though one or twice I've come down this way.AndyBlair197211/09/2004
Cont'd over the top to descend the steeper north ridge, which was made more interesting by the very strong wind. However at the col the wind died down. The top of this CT was made in a just a few minutes. It was then down hill to the shores of Loch Lomondgaryhoney23/07/2004
Solo. Rowardennan to Sron Aonaich, Ben Lomond & descent by Ptarmigan ridge. Fine sunny dry & warm.Vin31/08/2001
Descended from the summit of Ben Lomond. yorkie16/06/2001
With: sb ab lw js pc; My final Munro. Climbed via tourist route with largish group wearing stickers. We had Cake, Champagne and Whisky on top. A small group of us descended via Ptarmigan and S ridge.Ian Baines03/06/2000
CK, Eve SheilaS01/05/2000
With Ben Lomondhillsman22/04/2000