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Round of Loch Lomond
Oct 05, 2019
Earlier this year a "skyline" round of L Lomond was finally completed by Luke Arnott. The full report appeared on the Westies website, and a copy of the document is now in the SHR database archive: Round of Loch Lomond.

This item will appear in the Long Distance Records section of the SHR website.

Luke's summary of the route and timings appears below:

In summary the round is a circumnavigation of Loch Lomond going over all the highest hills closest to the Loch plus some extras i.e. a skyline of sorts, starting and finishing in Balmaha going anticlockwise. It's therefore the East side of the Loch followed by the Arrochar Alps Munros and The Cobbler then most of the Luss Hills and a final road section including Duncryne. The splits from the supported round are below. I did the round twice. The first time solo 22/23 April 2019 with food drops in 38hrs 47 mins and the second supported 19/20 May 2019 in 34hrs 24 mins. It's approximately 75 miles and 30000ft ascent (although that could be slightly conservative as I've gone for the lowest numbers, calculated by different methods). The times are relatively slow for such distances but there is a fair bit of rough, pathless ground. The summit splits are below. I have a GPX file from a GPS device carried. I'm not aware of the round having been done previously. A more detailed account is here:?https://westerlandsccc.co.uk/hill-round-of-loch-lomond/ The account is perhaps a bit long but I'd been trying and failing on the round over about 4 years which is all explained. The successful solo round was my 15th attempt.

The splits for the supported round are here:

Loch Lomond Round 22/23 April and 19/20 May 2019 Luke Arnott

Balmaha Tom Weir Statue 00:00 00:00
1 Conic Hill 358 00:26 00:26
2 Conic Hill 361 00:03 00:29
3 Gualann 461 00:39 01:08
4 Stob a' Choin Duibh 00:49 01:57
5 Beinn Bhreac (Trig/cairn) 00:11 02:08
6 Binnean Nan Gobhar 586 00:04 02:12
7 Beinn Uird 597 00:31 02:43
8 Ben Lomond 974 01:11 03:54
9 Cruinn a' Bheinn 632 00:33 04:27
10 Cruachan 536 00:37 05:04
11 Dam S end 00:17 05:21
12 Stob an Fhainne 655 00:48 06:09
13 Beinn a' Choin 770 00:25 06:34
14 Stob nan Eighrach 613 00:27 07:01
Drovers Food drop Arr 00:50 07:51
Depart 00:15 08:06
15 Ben Vorlich 943 02:11 10:17
Sloy Dam 00:30 10:47
16 Ben Vane 916 01:23 12:10
17 Ben Ime 1011 01:24 13:34
18 The Cobbler 884 00:53 14:27
19 Ben Narnain 926 00:53 15:20
Arrochar Food drop Arrive 01:09 16:29
Depart 00:24 16:53
20 Ben Reoch 632 01:48 18:41
21 Beinn Bhreac 681 00:53 19:34
22 Beinn Dubh (Mid Hill) 657 02:08 21:42
23 Pt 701 01:29 23:11
24 Doune Hill 734 00:17 23:28
25 Beinn Eich 703 00:51 24:19
26 Cruach an T Sidheain 684 01:14 25:33
27 Beinn a' Mhanaich 709 01:04 26:37
28 Beinn Chaorach 713 01:17 27:54
29 Pt 693 00:39 28:33
Auchentullich 01:26 29:59
Depart? ?
31 Duncryne 142 32:54
Balmaha Tom Weir Statue 01:30 34:24

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