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Lawers lunch

Lawers lunch


Postby U059361 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:15 pm

Route description: Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 03/05/2014

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 10.5 km

Ascent: 968m

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Took Helen and Paul up here as they had never been this way before. The walking was good, getting a little tricky at the top of Lawers by all the hard packed snow caused by many feet going before us. I had spikes, but they did not. We managed it with care though. We had lunch at the top behind the trig point rocks for shelter. A couple of guys walked up from the south side with snow boards and after checking out the snow and getting ready duly disappeared down the big snow bank on the east side of Lawers. We were impressed by the (barely) hanging cornice on the north side of Beinn Ghlas which looked likely to avalanche at the slightest excuse. Lots of people walked back down the bealach over big banks of snow back to the car park, but we just went back the way we came. So three munros in a day :wink:
ImageBen Lawers from Beinn Ghlas by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageComing off Beinn Ghlas by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
The hanging cornice is above Helen and Paul in the picture.
ImagePath to An Stuc from Lawers top by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
The two snow boarders check out the slope.
ImageBen Lawers top to Beinn Ghlas by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Re: Lawers lunch

Postby Walk-n-Roller » Sat May 03, 2014 9:20 pm

Great pics. :wink:

I'm doing this in two days from the other direction. Did you include An Stuc? How was the snow conditions at Cat Gully?
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Re: Lawers lunch

Postby U059361 » Sat May 03, 2014 9:36 pm

Didn't go to An Stuc, so cannot say, you might be lucky as it's sunny side anyway,
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Re: Lawers lunch

Postby Walk-n-Roller » Sat May 03, 2014 9:41 pm

U059361 wrote:Didn't go to An Stuc, so cannot say, you might be lucky as it's sunny side anyway,


Ahhh I picked you up wrong with the three in a day comment :lol:

I see what you mean now, you went back over Ghlas on the way back.
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Re: Lawers lunch

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sat May 03, 2014 10:18 pm

I like your photographs, they've really captured the ambience of the day. I was on Meall Corranaich today and could see a few people on the way up Ghlas ... it might have been yourselves :)

My views across to Ghlas and Lawers were great today, so its good to see it from the other side in your pics.
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