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Dog on summit of Ben Lomond, 3116 feet, Scotland

Today, I took advantage of an ideal combination of weather conditions comprising bright sunlight, no precipitation, temperature around minus 2 C, negligible wind and a light covering of snow about 2000 feet to climb a Scottish mountain named Ben Lomond.

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View west from summit of Ben Lomond, Scotland


This morning, with benefit of benign weather and visibility, I decided to climb Ben Lomond, a mountain on the east bank of Loch Lomond which reaches a height of 3196 feet or 974 metres.

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Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond

Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s more famous mountains. Some key facts:

  • Ben is Gaelic for mountain. Many of Scotland’s mountains are  named with this prefix, e.g. Ben Nevis which is Britain’s tallest mountain.

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