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Ben Lawers Circuit (7 munro's)

Ben Lawers Circuit (7 munro's)


Postby bar72 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:15 pm

Munros included on this walk: An Stuc, Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers, Meall a'Choire Leith, Meall Corranaich, Meall Garbh (Ben Lawers), Meall Greigh

Date walked: 06/07/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 19 km

Ascent: 1750m

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Having climbed only Ben Lawers, 15 years ago, i decided to give the circuit a shot on a Saturday. 2 cars or a lift is recommended as you start off from the cairn, just north of Lochan na Lairige (Lawers Dam) & finish at the Horn Carver, just east of the Ben Lawers Hotel.

Weather was supposed to be good but was misty for the 1st 3 Munro's, then it improved as the sun burned it off.



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The cairn where you start from, car park just north of the cairn


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Heading up to Meall a'Choire Leith


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Cross over at the bottom of the dam


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Meall a' Choire Leith Summit


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Looking from the summit of Meall a' Chore Leith to Meall Corranaich


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Summit of Meall Corranaich


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From the Summit, follow the path down, using the fenceposts to head for Munro no.3, Beinn Ghlas


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Straight up to Beinn Ghlas


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Nice glimpse of Munro no. 5, An Stuc


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Beinn Ghlas


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Heading NE for Ben Lawers, nice view of Loch Tay can be seen


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Ben Lawers, heading from Beinn Ghlas


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Nearing Ben Lawers summit


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Looking back to Beinn Ghlas from summit of Ben Lawers


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An Stuc (Munro no.5) from Ben Lawers summit


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After coming down from ben Lawers, head to the left of the ridge to begin the ascent of An Stuc. Looking back to Ben Lawers after passing the ridge


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Heading up to the summit of An Stuc


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An Stuc to Meall Garbh


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heading East, a bit of downhill scrambling to the bealach. An obvious path then climbs uphill on grass between slabs to the summit of Meall Garbh.


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Meall Garbh


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Looking back to An Stuc, with Lawers & Ghlas in the background


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Heading for Meall Greigh, just followed the well trodden path, following the fence posts


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Set well away from the other 6 Munro's, it's a brutal slog to finish the circuit. There is 3 peaks here, but 2 are false with the most southerly one having the cairn on it, after the cairn, head South for the farm outbuildings & the Lawers Hotel.
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Re: Ben Lawers Circuit (7 munro's)

Postby L-Hiking » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:35 pm

Well Done...how did you find An Stuc?
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Re: Ben Lawers Circuit (7 munro's)

Postby bar72 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:11 pm

An Stuc was pretty easy, considering. I was struggling more with Meall Garbh (no.6) & Meall Greigh (no.7) due to my legs taking a bit of leave from their senses. After a night's rest, managed Schiehallion on the Sunday, no bother.

I smoke 20 odd cigs a day & have a reasonably active job but did find the them final 2 slightly arduous so i reckon even new reasonably fit baggers would manage this in a day
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