Just the Luss Hills......... AKA Super snowy Beinn Dubh and Glen Striddle Horeshoe

For once the weather gods were in our favour.  The only issue was being able to get to the hills to play in all this glorious snow that had been dumped during the week.  It was a no brainer.  There was only really one contender.  "Just" the Luss Hills for Craggy crew of Alan, Kathryn, Niamh, Claire, Fiona, Jean, Roddy, Steve and myself.  Route details available here from Walk Highlands.

Thankfully the roads were OK and we all made it to Luss though the Gaffney's did deploy the snow slippers to escape their campsite.

Well I had Lou Reed playing in my head all day as it really was a Perfect Day.  The deep snow may have made it more energy sapping (code for calorie burning) but it was an absolute pleasure to be out on this blue sky perfect winter day.  There were a lot more folk than we would normally see on this route all with the same idea - to make the most of these gems of hills.

Needless to say lots of photos were taken and there was lots of playing in the snow which necessitated energy replacement in the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel.  Thanks all for a great day out.  Fingers crossed for the same luck next weekend..........

Ben Lomond looking glorious

Niamh & Alan discovering it's the wrong type of snow for sledging 

Perfect lunch spot

First summit 642m 

Niamh testing out the cornices!!

Warriors on Beinn Dubh summit

More hill yoga

Arrochar Alps from Beinn Dubh summit

Beinn Dubh 657m summit
Father and daughter bonding descending Mid Hill

Perfect end to the day looking back at Mid Hill


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