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Legging it over the Lawers 5

Legging it over the Lawers 5


Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:33 pm

Route description: Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh and An Stuc

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

Date walked: 14/07/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 2500m

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Steven who's just back from Kilimanjaro wanted to do something a bit smaller to celebrate his latest foreign adventure and persuaded me & the other Steven to head up to the Lawers for a bit of R & R. We decided beforehand to dump a car at the Lawers pub and go from the Beinn Ghlass side as the weather forecast was pretty reasonable. By sheer coincidence we'd managed to choose the same day as "The Lawers Quadrathlon" which was getting filmed from land sea & air and heading in the opposite direction to us! All I can say is they are super human and make munro bagging look like kids play. A swim across loch tay, 7 Munros, a 7K kayac, finished off by a 34 mile cycle all in under 10 hours....................iron men/women doesn't even begin to describe it :clap: I'm in awe 8)

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After all that I realised half way up I'd lifted the wrong camera lens..........doh :crazy: so not much in the way of wide angled views here, which as the day went on I got more annoyed about as it really did brighten up in the afternoon

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Our Route from Beinn Ghlas, looking over to An Stuc & Meall Garbh

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The Three of us at the top of Beinn Ghlas 8)

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We think the helicpoter was filming the quadrathlon, he was getting very close to the hillside :shock:

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Approaching the top of Ben Lawers

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Me & Stevie atop Ben Lawers

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The Stevies heading over to An Stuc...............wait for me..........

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The Stevies on An Stuc

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View back to An Stuc & Beinn Ghlas from Meall Garbh

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Right to left An Stuc, Beinn Ghlas & Ben Lawers from Meall Garbh

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Me & Stevie on Meall Garbh

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Stob Binnien & Ben More

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Ben Lawers & An Stuc but as I mentioned earlier not a wide enough angle lens with me today........raging!

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An Stuc

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Ben Lawers

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5 Munros and happy to tell anyone who'll listen! :clap:

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...............I'm quite happy about it too 8)

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Loch Tay from Meall Greigh

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Lawers 5 done.........3 more to go :clap:
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby soulminer » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:36 pm

An enjoyable read with some fine pics :)
Had a similar experience a few years ago walking back out from Knoydart. Bumped into the 'Ultrafit' in Kinlochourn they were sailing in from Rhum,running, cycling,swimming and mountaineering etc- bloody showoffs :wtf: :lol: I could only manage to walk out with a 70l on my back and a 30l on my front- how embarrassed I felt :crazy: :lol: :lol:
Glad you enjoyed your day, i could tell that from the smiles on your faces :) Cheers.
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:47 pm

RTC wrote:Smashing photos. Looks like you all had a great day out. Did you have any rain? In Stirling it was 5 minutes rain, then 5 minutes sun for most of the afternoon.


Cheers RTC, my first time in the area, I loved it, especially the view back to An Stuc & Ben Lawers from Meall Greigh............its amazing, I was transfixed by it :D The weather was a bit like you say from around 11am till 3pm but then it really did brighten up (had our waterproofs on for The Lawers, An Stuc and removed them at the top of Meall Garbh) for the walk over to Meall Greigh.

I'm going back to Meall Greigh for a decent picture of the lochan, An Stuc & The Lawers though it's brilliant :D

Cheers again
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Fudgie » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:50 pm

Some excellent pictures in there. I did the 5 but walked all the way back to the Beinn Ghlas car park and it wasn't enjoyable by the end. That race you described sounds epic :shock:
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Fudgie wrote:Some excellent pictures in there. I did the 5 but walked all the way back to the Beinn Ghlas car park and it wasn't enjoyable by the end. That race you described sounds epic :shock:


Cheers Fudgie, yes that race was epic.............we saw Mark Beaumont (the round the world bike guy) on Beinn Ghlas, he was pretty near the front..................but you couldn't pay me all the money in the world to do it over 3 days let alone 1!!! The one thing I was glad about was we had a car at the pub, I don't think I could've made it back to Beinn Ghlas car park without phoning a taxi :lol: so I know where your coming from on not enjoying that bit..............hats off for doing it though :clap:
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:13 pm

http://www.artemisgreatkindrochit.com/the-challenge/route.html

Here's the link to the race we saw flashing past us......................NUTTERS! :lol:
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Alan S » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Cracking pics well done on getting the 5 8)
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby simon-b » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:31 pm

Excellent pictures, Stuart. Well done for coming down An Stuc's north flank, I did that scramble uphill.
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:33 pm

Alan S wrote:Cracking pics well done on getting the 5 8)


Top man Alan, we got very lucky with the weather but I'm glad we got round in one day :)
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:36 pm

soulminer wrote:An enjoyable read with some fine pics :)
Had a similar experience a few years ago walking back out from Knoydart. Bumped into the 'Ultrafit' in Kinlochourn they were sailing in from Rhum,running, cycling,swimming and mountaineering etc- bloody showoffs :wtf: :lol: I could only manage to walk out with a 70l on my back and a 30l on my front- how embarrassed I felt :crazy: :lol: :lol:
Glad you enjoyed your day, i could tell that from the smiles on your faces :) Cheers.


Topman Soulminer! Check out the link, they're mental....................or maybe we're just jealous! :lol:

http://www.artemisgreatkindrochit.com/the-challenge/route.html

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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Stuart Angus » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:42 pm

simon-b wrote:Excellent pictures, Stuart. Well done for coming down An Stuc's north flank, I did that scramble uphill.


Cheers Simon, it's steeper than you think eh.............ah well, it's done now! :lol:
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby smorrow » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi there, we met you on An Stuc. Good to see you made it down OK. You got some cracking pictures after the rain went off..and the walk along the lochan was every bit as boggy as it looked. :lol:

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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Stuart Angus » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:54 pm

smorrow wrote:Hi there, we met you on An Stuc. Good to see you made it down OK. You got some cracking pictures after the rain went off..and the walk along the lochan was every bit as boggy as it looked. :lol:

Stuart.


How you doing Stuart, yes made it down in one piece :shock: ..........I still fancied our route out more than yours.............we were trying to decide if you were knee or waist deep in bog :lol: as it was quite marshy inbetween Garbh & Greigh for us! Glad you made it out :clap:

Hopefully see you again soon oot on them there hills :D
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Re: Legging it over the Lawers 5

Postby Bod » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:15 pm

Looks like you all thoroughly enjoyed your big day out! Well done! :D :D :D
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