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Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros

Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros


Postby Conan325 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:16 pm

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 18/11/2012

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10.5 km

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At last, my first munro. Along with 6 workmates (and 1 mental spaniel) I set off to tackle Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers. The weather forecast had looked favourable, but as we set off from Stirling and saw the snow on Ben Ledi in the distance, it would be fair to say I was filled with a little trepidation. However, we arrived at the Ben Lawers carpark in beautiful sunshine. With the snow all around the scenery was breathtaking. The weather held until we neared the summit of Beinn Ghlas when the mist fell. (along with the temperature). However, that couldn't dampen the satisfaction of completing my first munro. After a stop for lunch, we pressed on to the top of Ben Lawers. The weather was closing in with strong winds and snow showers, but we made it. Being a novice, I found it a hard climb but munro no.2 was under my belt. The weather eased off and we decended around the north side of Beinn Ghlas. Amazing day!! :D
I should say there were some very experienced climbers in our party and we were all properly equipped for the weather and conditions. Only regret was not being able to see the views from the top. I will just have to go up again....
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros

Postby nzt2011 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:14 pm

was my first two munros as well. glad you enjoyed it
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros

Postby dogplodder » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:07 pm

I like photo number 3.

Well done on your first two! :clap: Hopefully many more to come. :D
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros

Postby houdi » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:30 pm

And mine. I actually did these two in the morning, came back down, crossed the road, and did the whole of the Tarmachan Ridge. Mind you, I was a lot younger then....... and fitter!
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros

Postby quoman » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:11 pm

well done on your first two munro's it looked a nice day apart from the clag coming down.
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros

Postby Jambo235 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:31 am

Good effort and well done for getting up your first munros. Now for the next 280...
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Re: Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers-my first two munros

Postby adamg » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:39 pm

Great pictures. Hope it's not too long until your next Munro!
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