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Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Postby kabu1 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:43 pm

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers

Date walked: 15/07/2014

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 900m

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Tried to do this walk 2 years ago but the weather was poor - low cloud and very strong winds. Had to give up at the Bealach and just did Beinn Ghlas. It was unfinished business for me. Used the same route as when out with Donald and the BR ramblers - taking the more gradual route up avoiding Beinn Ghlas top. It got quite chilly after our coffee break at the col & was v. cold with strong gusty winds on final ascent at Ben Lawers. However just over the summit we were out of the wind and had great views as the cloud base was above all the Munros. Decended by Beinn Ghlas in improving conditions. Nice and warm in Killin! Was glad of my extra clothing and also my warm cup of coffee at top.

This was a very special Munro for me as I hadn't been able to do any for 18 months or so due to various injuries - but mostly the Sciatica that I got after slip in shower in Morocco in November 2012. SO nice to be back up the mountains again & feeling great!!

Euan kindly accompanied me on the walk but let me lead & take control all the way. Such a gent!
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