Hiking in Scotland: Ben Lomond (again)

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I hiked Ben Lomond again this past weekend with some of my Taekwondo classmates. I’ve already been up to Ben Lomond twice (in 2021 and 2022), and as such, I wasn’t super excited about another trip up. Because of its proximity to Glasgow, it’s one of the most traversed hills in the UK. Coupled with the fact this was late June, I figured it’d be mobbed with people and a bit boring. I was happy to be wrong on both accounts.

Luckily (or unluckily?), the weather was pretty horrible, so there were hardly any other people on the trail.

It was blowing some sort of ice rain for a third of the hike. My boots were filled with water (literally). It was cold. Midges were eating me alive. Despite it all, I still wanted to share the experience because I was reminded of something very important: a day spent outside hiking is better than almost any day spent inside, bad weather or not.

The rain and wind were both absolutely angry at us on Sunday

“There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.”

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Here is my Garmin tracker from the hike:

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