When writing about our adventure on Ben Ledi it struck me that most stories of this nature are generally accompanied by photographs taken on the hill as the ascent progresses. As a result anyone reading who has not seen the hill in question might have no idea what it looks like from a distance.
“Don’t know about you…but I’m getting a very bad feeling about this.”
In the process of looking for a decent snapshot I discovered I had quite a few photos of Ben Ledi taken from nearby hills. It would seem that Maisie and i had been quite busy over the years as regards the number of hills we’d managed to bag! Here are just a few to let you see what Ben Ledi actually looks like – from the outside looking in…as it were.
Reminder: Click on the first photo below to open the carousel. There are captions for all the photos.
Taken by Cap’n Jack earlier this year on Craig of Monievreckie. Mabel’s first Marilyn. (2013)
On the ascent of Beinn Tulaichean. It’s in the background above Cap’n Jack’s head. This was our last big walk of 2007. That ascent was just a horrible steady slog! Then the cloud came over as we reached the top (sigh). (2008)
On a cold, and bloody exhausting, December day taken from Benvane. The ridge between Benvane and Ben Ledi is a must-miss for any hillwalker…especially in cloud. That was the only view I had in about 6 hours. (2006)
An aspect not often seen taken from the summit of the Marilyn, Meall Gainmheich. We reached there via Ben A’n. Not particularly arduous and probably sees one visitor per year! (2009)
Taken from Beinn Each. I never wrote about this trip for some reason…maybe I’ll rectify that in the near future. Beinn Each is a great wee Corbett. It was a day of Venison Pies from Mhor Bread in Callander. (2008)
Looking south east from Stob Binnein. Ben Ledi just left of centre in background. It was the last walk I had with my friend Graeme, sadly no longer with us. (2007)