inspired by a couple of viral videos this year i've booked myself and a bunch of mates into rowardennan yha in a few weeks. rough plan is to tackle a few of the bens in the area, as well as put in a few more xc miles. looking at the maps now & planning routes and have a few questions, if anyone can help?
ben lomond - seems like there are two paths two the summit, the one heading SE being the more robust looking & longest. is that the best way up & down? what's the other path like - is it worth doing a 2nd summit to ride the other? roughly, how long to push up?? is there anything else in that locality worth looking at to fill up the day? maybe a bit along the WHW north to inversnaid & back?
ben venue / ben a'an - i'm thinking that one day we'll head to this area and start off with ben a'an up & back down, then ride through the forest a bit along gleann riabhach before hiking it up to the summit of ben venue. really don't mind a bit of hike-a-bike, but is that section do-able with bikes? then what is the path down to ledard like? doesn't look as well established as ben lomond path (obviously not) & want to ride responsibly, so is it suitable for bikes or would we end up tearing up the bogs? would it be better going the other way around??
that's all the questions for now...got plenty more though
cheers in advance for any help.