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Report on Ben Ledi
29 March 2013

The threesome that is Richard, Irene and I (Maureen) headed for Ben Ledi , a Corbett just beyond the pretty town of Callander for a Good Friday walk. We could see its peak, so from a visibility point of view, things were looking good.

We began our ascent walking through the forest and it wasn?t long till we reached the snow line. Our spikes were very useful on the snow and on the steep, tricky slope section that followed. It appears that the recent weather has caused a landslide here and the remaining path was like a frozen river. After this area, it can only be described as idyllic winter walking condition, with sunshine and blue skies. Our threesome became a foursome when we were joined by Bill who asked to join us on this circular route.
The views all the way up were attractive but at the summit, they were fantastic. A 360 degree view including Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps as well as Ben More and Stuc A Croin.

We then descended via The Stank Glen and back to our starting point. This was an excellent walk which took us under five hours.

Maureen Powell

Richard ready for first winter walk
through the forest
Robin not Menzies
ice axe
snowy view
Richard and Maureen near summit
Ice formations
memorial near the summit
Bill at icy trig
Summit photo on Ben Ledi
snowy hills
Richard getting crampons on
Ridge coming off the summit
Coming down the Stank Glen

Photos: Irene Cahill

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