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Last of the Lawers

Last of the Lawers


Postby pigeon » Sun May 15, 2011 8:59 am

Route description: Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh and An Stuc

Munros included on this walk: An Stuc, Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh

Date walked: 14/05/2011

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1329m

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Myself and Ryan set of for the Lawers hotel and met up with Ian Rab and Jake and started walking at 8.Followed the route from this site past the wee shop
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There's a private joke in here
and up through the woods where jake got yelped at by a couple of noisy wee dugs called rosie and jim :lol: Soon on to the hillside
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RG
begin the long hard slog up to meall griegg
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The views were good but it was a strong wind and we were unsure what the weather was going to do as we struggled to the top
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First look at an stuc
Eventually got to the top and it was baltic,could find no shelter for a cuppa as we waited for rab and ian so headed of for meall garbh as soon as they got up
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Meall Greigh
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Windy as ......
Heading for meall garbh we stopped and put on the waterproof breeks ,except ryan who hadn't brought his,soon a heavy hail shower hit us and he was soaked through.The shower never lasted long and ryan decided to carry on which proved a good shout as the day was to remain dry(but windy likes) and we trugded up to meall garbh
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Not the summit
Got to the first cairn which we thought was the top,took photos and headed down the path to a sheltered bit for lunch
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Potted hough
Todays delicacy was potted hough,not sure ryan liked his but jake certainly did as he nearly ate the pot aswell :lol: Then it was off again where we came across the actual summit
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real summit
Soon it was time for an stuc which were had been looking forward to all day
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An stuc
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At the bottom of the scramble we met two guys who had got about half way up and had turned round saying they didn't fancy it,this never helped our confidence but we gave it a go and the five of us soon made it up safely
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You can just make out the 2 guys coming down
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The scramble was good but all over to quickly and we sat at the top for long enough for the summit pics
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Me ian and jake on an stuc
Had a pit stop in the shelter of some big rocks on the way down to the lochan before the walk back and seven and a half hours after starting we were in the ben lawers hotel for the mandatory pint .Another great which saw myself and ian complete the lawers range and well done to wee Rab for battling on ,another great effort :thumbup:
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lochan nan cat
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Ian Wee Rab and JAKE
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Ben lawers from the lochan
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Bridge over lawers burn
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spot the plane
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby ChrisW » Sun May 15, 2011 10:19 am

Great stuff pigeon, some cracking pics of the whole walk - that scramble looked a bit steep :shock: good effort by all on what looked like a cold clammy day. :D
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby flipside » Sun May 15, 2011 11:27 am

that was some day yesterday rain, sun,wind,snow,sleets, and hailstones , sure we past you guys round about an stuc :D
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby rockhopper » Sun May 15, 2011 12:10 pm

Well done to all of you :thumbup: Looks like you managed to make the best of the weather :D

Did the same route last October but got lucky with the weather - enjoyable route and nice views 8)
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Sun May 15, 2011 3:26 pm

Did the exact same route 2 weeks ago, its a real cracker and the scramble on An Stuc is great fun. Congratulations :D
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby Huck Finn » Sun May 15, 2011 6:38 pm

Good extensive report backed up by cracking photos :thumbup:
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby pigeon » Sun May 15, 2011 9:57 pm

rockhopper wrote:Well done to all of you :thumbup: Looks like you managed to make the best of the weather :D

Did the same route last October but got lucky with the weather - enjoyable route and nice views 8)
Had a look a your report rockhopper,what a great day you had,some excellent pics
flipside wrote:that was some day yesterday rain, sun,wind,snow,sleets, and hailstones , sure we past you guys round about an stuc :D
Flipside ,were you the two guys we spoke to on your way up an stuc?,well done on claiming the 5 on a trying day :clap:
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby pigeon » Sun May 15, 2011 10:00 pm

Huck Finn wrote:Good extensive report backed up by cracking photos :thumbup:
Huck ,heard a rumour you might be available for the next trip saturday may 28,blow the dust of the rucksack and we'll see you there :lol:
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby flipside » Mon May 16, 2011 3:16 pm

aye that was us Pigeon

like i said what day it made us work hard for every munro we did, did not realise the scambling part of An Stuc was so bad :shock: from the Lawers side.

after we finished Greigh we went down via the horn carver and walked along the road back to lawers visitor centre omg we were so pleased when two walkers pulled their car over on the hill road to lawers and offered a lift :D
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby pigeon » Mon May 16, 2011 5:52 pm

flipside wrote:aye that was us Pigeon

like i said what day it made us work hard for every munro we did, did not realise the scambling part of An Stuc was so bad :shock: from the Lawers side.

after we finished Greigh we went down via the horn carver and walked along the road back to lawers visitor centre omg we were so pleased when two walkers pulled their car over on the hill road to lawers and offered a lift :D
Aye we said as we were going up the scramble that none of us would like to have come down it,that's a long hike back to the visitor centre as well ,must have been a long day for you guys ,well done again
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby rosspattullo10 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:36 am

Those ones were the last in our Lawers range
Well done :clap:
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Re: Last of the Lawers

Postby Paula Hubens » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:42 pm

Hurrah, the Lawers are complete! :D
I agree, the scramble up An Stuc is over too quickly. Loved it when I did it!
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