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Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50


Postby fipriestley » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:59 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: 24/03/2012

Time taken: 7.5 hours

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The day started fairly hazy in the distance although visibility was good right from the start. It soon burned off giving good views all around. Headed up Meall Greigh first - my 50th Munro :D
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Ben Lawers, An Stuc and Meall Garbh in clear view ahead
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looking back, heading up Meall Greigh
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Woohoo! Meall Greigh, No 50 :D

From here we carried on to Meall Garbh, and started to pass/be passed by more walkers. This was a popular route today!
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busy on Meall Garbh
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next target, An Stuc, from Meall Garbh

The walk drops down then heading up An Stuc becomes a rock climb but only for a short section. Mostly it's just a steep path over rocks, made slightly more difficult today due to loose soil/mud but really couldn't have asked for much better weather :D
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An Stuc summit view

From here we carried on to the bealach between An Stuc and Ben Lawers then veered off to head back down to the lochan. Came down slightly before the WH map marks out, then around the north side of the lochan. The sun was beating down by now as we headed back along the path to the busy Ben Lawers Hotel (last stretch of road was much busier on the way back). Another great day out! :D :D
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heading down to Lochan nan Cat
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Ben Lawers from the end of Lochan nan Cat
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almost back at the start, last view back to my 50th Munro :)
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby mrssanta » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:46 am

well done Fi, you're certainly racking them up!
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby Jockstar » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:56 pm

You had a great day for it. Its a really good walk and I love going back by the lochan. Also well done for doing An Stuc. :D Hope you finished the day of with a celebratery drink for your 50th Munro at The Lawyers :D
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby scoob999 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:58 pm

Congratulations on reaching 50 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Wondered why you were so quite over the weekend :? Out both days eh!!
Your catching me :( will have to pull of a biggy to stretch the lead a bit :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well done
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby BoyVertiginous » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:55 pm

Well done on the half-century.
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby quoman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi Fiona.
Well done on hitting the 50 mark the report is good and what a day you had and the views well done again.
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby pollyh33 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:21 pm

Fantastic Fi!!!

Well done on getting to 50 and beyond!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Smashing report too! Still have these three to do, so I really appreciate this cracker!

Cheers

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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby Del246 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:35 pm

Well done on number 50 !!
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby fipriestley » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:37 pm

Aw thanks all :thumbup: Having a great time and realise I'm very fortunate being able to get out every weekend :D

Jockstar wrote:Hope you finished the day of with a celebratery drink for your 50th Munro at The Lawyers :D

I did that, it was just too convenient finishing at a bar :lol:

scoob999 wrote:Wondered why you were so quite over the weekend :? Out both days eh!!
Your catching me :( will have to pull of a biggy to stretch the lead a bit :lol: :lol: :lol:

Second day didn't count for the tally though, it was just for fun 8) After the coming weekend I've got 2 with no firm plans as yet... could be up for a big route :think: wouldn't help you with that lead though! :lol: :lol:

pollyh33 wrote:Still have these three to do, so I really appreciate this cracker!

Brilliant, glad I could help! :) I find reports a great help with planning too :D Hope you get weather as good if not better :)
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:42 pm

A very fine way to reach 50. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Eastern Lawers 3, passing 50

Postby rockhopper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:13 pm

congratulations on your 50 and a great day into the bargain - cheers :D
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