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Wind tunnel at Ben Lawers

Wind tunnel at Ben Lawers


Postby fipriestley » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:48 am

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 26/11/2011

Time taken: 4 hours

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Patches of snow out there today, but the real adventure was in beating the powerful winds! Not sure what the wind speed was, but on a 0-10 scale of 'can Fi stand upright' I'd say this bounced around 2-4 on the flat between these 2 summits but the army-crawl to get over the cairn on Ben Lawers (to lunch in the shelter on the other side) makes that point a -1 :lol:

Good paths throughout, and even saw a few other people - just one pair about to tackle Ben Lawers and another group who turned back. Glad we stuck it out, although my knees are now suffering from the early stages of bruising!

Didn't get any pics at the top; it was enough to concentrate on not getting blown away! Will upload pics from the start (which was before the heavy, nails-in-face rain started!) asap when I have more time.
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Re: Wind tunnel at Ben Lawers

Postby mgmt! » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:39 pm

well done on getting anything done in those conditions.
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Re: Wind tunnel at Ben Lawers

Postby weebookil » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:35 pm

well done .. i enjoyed these two, but not in those conditions!
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Re: Wind tunnel at Ben Lawers

Postby fipriestley » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:54 pm

Thanks! I was pretty pleased with myself :D Pics don't justify the day's adventure though!
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clear path
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clouds coming down, patches of snow around
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don't think this really counts as my first winter snow walk!
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