View of Argyll Mountains from summit of Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Today, mid-winter, was characterised by sunshine and blue skies so I took the opportunity to fulfill a long-held ambition to climb the Beinn Dubh horseshoe ridge route commencing Luss on the western side of Loch Lomond, about one hour from Glasgow.

Beinn Dubh translates from Gaelic as ‘Black Mountain’ and rises to a height of 657 metres or 2155 feet.

The climb proved quite stimulating, traversing a snow-covered route which became increasingly challenging approaching the top due to the sow cover and strong winds. However, the effort was rewarded with superb/stunning views of Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond (mountain on opposite side of Loch Lomond), mountains of Argyll to the west and Ben Dubhchraig to the north.

The hike took about three and a half hours and proved very rewarding, especially in terms of photography.

View from windswept summit of Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Video clip of Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond south

Video clip: Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond South

 

Ben Lomond, 3195 feet, Scotland

Loch Lomond south from Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Loch Lomond north from Beinn Dubh, Scotland

View north from summit of Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Loch Lomond north with Beinn Dubchraig, Scotland

Climbers on Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Snow patterns on Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Snow patterns, Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Ben Lomond from Beinn Dubh, Scotland

Loch Lomond South from Beinn Dubh, Scotland

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