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First Snow on Ben Lawers

First Snow on Ben Lawers


Postby chrismunro65 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:17 pm

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 21/10/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

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Some fantastic veiws and scenery on my first expedition to Ben Lawers. Had planned to do 3 or 4 but when I got there and relaised just how much snow was on the top, that plan soon had to change!

Started of at the car park filled with diggers and porta-toilets, not exactly appealing. But that soon dissapeared from sight and it was upwards and onwards.

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Beinn Ghlas


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Looking east to Ben Chonzie (I think?)


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Panaoramic Sweep of the veiw behind as you walk up Beinn Ghlas


Reached the top of Beinn Ghlas an hour and a half after I set off, and had the top to myself for lunch :)

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Sun poking through


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Summit of Beinn Ghlas looking over to Meall Corranaich


The cloud and snow shower finally passed and I got my first view of Ben Lawers.

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Ben Lawers


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Back along the ridge


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Looking back at Meall Corraniach and Beinn Ghlas


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Loch Tay


Another hour and a half and I was to the top of Ben Lawers. Simply stunning veiws once the clouds cleared and the blues started to show :)

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Looking north to An Stuc and Lochan nan Cat


Awesome day out and practically the whole place to myself. Was going to attempt An Stuc but would be struggling for time and it was pretty tough going in the snow, ice and strong wind, so headed back to the car.

Stopped off along the way for some shots of Loch Tay at sunset.

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Loch Tay


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Loch Tay and Ben Lawers


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Loch Tay and Ben Lawers
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Re: First Snow on Ben Lawers

Postby tamw51 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:27 pm

Looks quality, good day you had i really like ben lawers did it earlier this year great hill! :D aint ben chonzie though, its ben vorlich and stuc a chroin! :D
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Re: First Snow on Ben Lawers

Postby SouthernUplandKing » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:54 pm

tamw51 wrote:Looks quality, good day you had i really like ben lawers did it earlier this year great hill! :D aint ben chonzie though, its ben vorlich and stuc a chroin! :D


Not looking east its not :lol:
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Re: First Snow on Ben Lawers

Postby tamw51 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:16 pm

SouthernUplandKing wrote:Not looking east its not :lol:
thats because its actually south iv got exact same picture minus the snow. :D
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Rather have been in the snow though!
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Re: First Snow on Ben Lawers

Postby chrismunro65 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:59 am

Ah ha, that makes more sense :) yeah its a great day out, would be good to do the 5 in one day when there's not so much snow and ice.
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