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"Heading Back Down"

By RonnieAG
Two archival images from a climb to the summit of Ben A'an in the Trossachs in May 2009.........
V 1: Mrs. RonnieAG Heading Back Down. Loch Achray can just be seen.
V 2: Included just to prove we reached the top, and it's a view looking west along the length of Loch Katrine towards the mountains around Loch Lomond. Although Ben A'an is just 1491ft. we were pleased with our efforts and felt it was not too bad for two old foggies.
{OK........not the greatest of landscapes but a reminder of a happy day and browsing through this folder cheered me up on another cold dreich winter day}

Many thanks to all who CandC'd on Going Solo.......very much appreciated as ever.


Tags: Trossachs Landscape and travel Ben aan

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gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
15 Dec 2011 12:11AM
Hello Ronnie I have not been about for a while and I hope you and the family are well, I like this shot with the path leading the eye through the image and your good lady positioned perfectly.

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
15 Dec 2011 12:26AM
What a spectacular view Ronnie !!
I have mentioned before that it is to my shame,I am not well travelled in Scotland at all.
I always seem to go to that foreign place at the other side of Hadrians Wall !!
Super shots.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
15 Dec 2011 12:43AM
A lovely place for a hike. I love trails like this. Great image...........Sandy
Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
15 Dec 2011 12:59AM
This is great Ronnie, compliments to Mrs Ronnie for her poses. The indepth is great in the track too. Congratulations that you
were able to climb up there and had the pleasure of these photos to prove it. just lovely…………Jocelia…….
15 Dec 2011 1:21AM
Hi Ronnie, this is again a great set of images, but I like the V2 the most... great composition.. and well presented too..

TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
15 Dec 2011 1:42AM
Two great shots. Love the viewpoint in V2.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 3:57AM
Excellent images, looks like an amazing place to walk! V2 gets my vote for the imensity in view! IB
posty57 13 6 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 5:10AM
What a view ! V2 for me ! Super shot, and well done for getting there.

From the other side of Hadrian's wall !! Smile

johnjo58 11 2 5 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 6:11AM
Lovely landscapes well executed Ronnie
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
15 Dec 2011 6:12AM
What a stunning view from the summit, Ronnie, and you had the perfect day to walk it, too. Wonderful images. Carol
15 Dec 2011 7:28AM
There's a great sense of the occasion when you get to the top of this wee mountain, I remember the feeling well when I did it with Trekpete. It might not seem too much to younger walkers but I felt as if my legs had turned to lead.
The view along Loch Katrine is worth every muscle numbing step to the top, so well done from me Ronnie & Jasmine.
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 7:47AM
Love the path, that leads down towards the loch

User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 8:24AM
Beautiful captures.

CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 8:33AM
What a wonderful view Ronnie, well worth the effort of that hike upwards. Carole
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 9:24AM
Two beautiful images Ronnie, love them both, a lovely reminder of what I am sure was a wonderful day

Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
15 Dec 2011 9:29AM
Nicely placed 'human' Grin. (not that I'm an alien!). Lovely images, Ronnie.

stokesy 10 8 Scotland
15 Dec 2011 9:29AM
good way to appease the wife spending to much time on the camera, super views, ronnie
geffers7 Plus
11 53 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 9:30AM
Love the images Ronnie - it might not have much height for Scotland but its still a bit of a climb!
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
15 Dec 2011 10:29AM
I honestly prefer no2 what a spectacular view. And a beautiful panorama with the distant mist. I also like the the wee bt of sky reflected in the little puddle.
Something we can't see here or in my native flat country Smile

no 1 shines with that long path and stands for a aim well achieved.
there you go, you certainly brightened up my day, I breathe better now.
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 11:26AM
Two superb views Ronnie and nice to see MrsRonnie too!
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 11:55AM
not fair !! .... looks kinda warm
thanks for cheering me up Smile
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 11:56AM
Two great landscapes - with the human element provided so well by Mrs R!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
15 Dec 2011 12:10PM
Two stunning scenes, Ronnie, beautifully captured, but think V2's my fave, showing that wide expanse of the wonderful scenery, with Mrs R helping to give it a sense of scale Wink
Trev Smile
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
15 Dec 2011 12:19PM
2 lovely scenes Ronnie and really well done to your better half for making the climb.....hey! .......I hope that's not your camera bag she's carrying around and spoiling you rotten,
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
15 Dec 2011 12:33PM
A good pair Ronnie ,i like the big view of v2 .
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 2:02PM
Stunning views, snow-covered by now no doubt.
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
15 Dec 2011 3:48PM
Stunning views Ronnie, excellently photographed.


15 Dec 2011 4:05PM
Stunning views Ronnie,would love to be there..Lin
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
15 Dec 2011 4:06PM
good evening Ronnie two good captures with V2 comming out on top for me the view is stunning and keeping the kepper of the bears in shot gives scale to the whole thing great part of the world and not far from our doorsteps

Graham GrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
15 Dec 2011 4:24PM
Those are magnificent vistas, Ronnie. And, it is good to see that you treat Mrs. RonnieAG to a day out, no expenses spared, from time to time.
Good to see such splendid views on such a dreich Decemebr day!

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 4:38PM
Don't knock them, Ronnie, they are quite spectacular, and your other half is an important element in both. V2 is my favourite.
Niknut Plus
11 3.0k 82 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 5:15PM
Great summit shot in V2 !!.....lovely sense of height & distance !!!

Ooooer !....1979 last time I stood there ????
twelvemegs 11 6 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 5:26PM
Lovely images Ronnie. The view from the top is spectacular.

JOKEN 12 3 10 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 6:24PM
Both of these images are excellent as they show the magnificence of the Scottish landscape. Of the two, I prefer v2.
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 6:46PM
Wonderful scene, Ronnie - Your D700 has worked so precise (as usual) - Excellent details in both pictures - V2 for me

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 7:06PM
Oh Ronnie I have humming...She'll be coming round the mountain, when she comes......
Both wonderful images and very precious memories
What a climb though..whew, exhausted thinking of it
we have snow forecast for the morning, and I have Ted's sister to see in a Portsmouth nursing home!!
Mike_Young 15 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2011 10:34PM
Two beautiful shots Ronnie, but V2 gets my vote, the scale with the figure is breathtaking
15 Dec 2011 10:55PM
V2 is stunning scenery! Both great shots
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2011 9:00AM
Two cracking shots, Ronnie, both very well captured, V2 for me.
16 Dec 2011 9:08AM
Amazing views from the summit, Ronnie. Just gorgeous. V.2 is very special. Is that your blue tent centre right? Wink. What a panorama.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
16 Dec 2011 3:51PM
Two great shots Ronnie. Well done for you and the good lady making it to the peak.
16 Dec 2011 4:13PM
two superb images ronnie,love them both,all the best.ray
moiral 11 12 Scotland
16 Dec 2011 5:12PM
2 beautiful views Ronnie. You obviously have a much better head for heights than I do TongueGrin. Moira
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2011 5:46PM
Looks like a great place, Ronnie. We're hoping to get back out in the mountains ourselves in the not too distant future. Hope we get weather as good as you had the day you took these. Not very likely at the moment though. Hope you're managing to keep warm Smile

Sue Smile
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
16 Dec 2011 8:46PM
Wow, Trev - fantastic view. 2 great shots! Love the misty look in the distance.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
18 Dec 2011 5:53PM
What a beautiful and wild part of the world Ronnie, for me it has to be that wonderful view in v2
Porthos 11 80 1 Northern Ireland
21 Dec 2011 2:29PM
lovely views.....Derek
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2011 3:45PM
These are wonderful images Ronnie - what a view!

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