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An Stuc and Ben Lawers

An Stuc and Ben Lawers


Postby jmarkb » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:37 pm

Munros included on this walk: An Stuc, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 15/01/2012

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1200m

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At last, a break from all the wild weather of late!

Took the normal route up from Machuim farm to Lochan nan Cat, then up to the col below the steep side of An Stuc. Only patches of snow, but very hard frozen, so put crampons on. Took a fairly direct line which required some front pointing and easy scrambling. Thus far the cloud had been coming and going around the tops, but now it started to form a better defined layer with the top around 1100m, and by the time we reached Lawers the views were much improved, with Ben Nevis, Ben Alder and the Cairngorms all poking out above the cloud.

Wildlife notes: buzzard below Lochan nan Cat, four ravens on the summit of Lawers, flock of long-tailed tits in the woods above the farm.


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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby Ranger » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:24 pm

Ben Lawers in a cloud inversion - WOW :shock: :D

So much higher than everything else in the southern highlands.
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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby Redrock » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:27 pm

It's great to be up there above the clouds! :D Some really good pictures! 8)
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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby lomondwalkers » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:28 pm

Some stunning pics there 8)
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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:49 pm

Very nice - was lucky enough to get a cracking inversion when up An Stuc as well - it's just magic and makes you want to stay up there all day - cheers :D
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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby metafor » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:55 pm

cracking photo's ! I can just imagine you inching? your way up the frozen side of An Stuc! I have been that soldier!
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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:04 pm

craicing pics a bhalaich :D
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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby kevsbald » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:32 am

Je suis jaloux! excellent stuff - looked a great day out.
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Re: An Stuc and Ben Lawers

Postby jmarkb » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:15 am

Lawers is always a good bet if an inversion is forecast: must have seen 3 or 4 from there over the years. :)
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